Associate in Applied Science
CIP CODE: 5309.00
Civil Engineering Technology (CET) is a diverse field with excellent employment opportunities locally, state-wide, and nationally. Graduates are involved in all phases of the construction industry, from planning and design of buildings, bridges, highways, commercial and industrial facilities, to management and inspection of the construction process. Rewarding careers may be found with consulting engineering companies, construction companies, and governmental agencies such as the NYS Department of Transportation or Broome County's engineering department.
Entry-level jobs may be in computer aided design (CAD), highway design, surveying, structural detailing, construction materials testing, construction management, inspection, or cost estimating.
The CET program incorporates state-of-the-art labs, CAD and other computer applications. It is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ETAC/ABET). The program is designed for immediate career opportunities; however, about 30% of the graduates transfer into Bachelor level programs and receive full two-year transfer credit at many institutions.
SEQUENCE OF COURSES: This model is a two-year course schedule for students meeting all program requirements and deciding to pursue full-time study. Schedules will be redesigned for those requiring preparatory courses or those deciding to pursue part-time study.
- An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of Civil Engineering Technology.
- An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
- An ability to conduct laboratory and field testing procedures and to interpret data and apply results.
- An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
- An ability to function effectively on teams.
- An ability to identify, analyze, and solve technical problems.
- An ability to communicate effectively.
- Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
- An ability to understand professional, ethical, and social responsibilities.
- A respect for diversity and knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues.
- A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
Program supervised by:
Thomas Myers, Chairperson
Office: Science Building, Room 108
Telephone: 607 778-5079