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Civil Engineering Technology

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BS Degree - Code #1102

Erin Vitale, Department Chair and Program Coordinator
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  • Curriculum developed with Industry.
  • Strong connection to the construction of civil works.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering.
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering.
  • Utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout.
  • Apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
  • Plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction.
  • Perform economic analysis and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering.
  • Select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
  • Perform standard analysis and design in transportation, water and development.

Program Educational Objectives

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The civil engineering technology program produces graduates who:

  • Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the civil engineering technology discipline.
  • Design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the civil engineering technology discipline.
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  • Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes.
  • Function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

Occupational Opportunities

  • Civil Engineer Technician
  • QC/QA Engineer Technician
  • Project Engineer

Employment Statistics

New program, no employment data available.

Enrollment Data

   Enrollment (based on fall census)
2023 9

Related Programs

Entrance Requirements/Recommendations 

Required: Algebra, Algebra 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus

Recommended: Physics

Office of Accessibility Services

Students who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to properly participate in this program may contact Melanie Ryan in the Office of Accessibility Services. This office may be contacted by email at  or by phone at 607-587-4506. Please keep in mind that some accommodations may take time to implement, so students seeking accommodations are encouraged to contact OAS as early as possible.

Technical Standards

Students in the civil engineering technology program must meet the following requirements:

  • Students must have the ability to use industry-standard software and computers.
  • Students must have the ability to traverse varying types of construction sites. 

Required Equipment

A tier 2 laptop computer will be required of all students. See laptop specifications at

Civil Engineering Technology – BS



COMP 1503 Writing Studies 3
CIVL 1021 Civl Eng Tech 1st Yr Exp 1
CIVL 1204 Surveying I 4
CIVL 1024 Civil Materials 4
MATH 1054 Precalculus 4


XXXX xxx3 Gen. Ed. Elective 3
LITR XXX3 xxx3 Literature Elective 3
PHYS 1024 General Physics I 4
MATH 1063 Technical Calculus I 3
GLST 2113 Global & Diverse Perspectives 3


CIVL 3214 Geodesy 4
CIVL 3313 Civil Hydraulics 3
PHYS 2023 General Physics II 3
MATH 2074 Technical Calculus II 4
MECH 3334 Statics 4


CIVL 4013 Strengths of Material 3
CIVL 4133 Soil Mechanics 3
CIVL 4043 Construction Management 3
CIVL 4012 Civil 3D Graphics 2
SPCH 1083 Public Speaking 3
SPCH xxx3 Approved GE Equivalent 3


CIVL 6113 Environmental Tech Concepts 3
CHEM 5013 Applied Chemical Principles 3
COMP 5703 Technical Writing II 3
MATH 7113 Economic Analy for Engr Tech 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


CIVL 6103 Structural Analysis 3
CIVL 6143 Transport & Highway Design 3
CIVL 4143 Contracts, Specs, & Estimating 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
CIVL 7103 Land Development & Design 3


CIVL 7303 Water & Waste Water Design 3
CIVL 7203 Ground & Storm Water Hydrology 3
CIVL 7114 Geographic Information Systems 4
CIVL 8104 Global Positioning Systems 4
CIVL 7001 Sr Seminar & Project Design I 1
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3


MATH 7123 Statistics for Engr Tech & Sci 3
CIVL 8103 Senior Capstone Design Project 3
CIVL 6212 Construction Safety 2
CIVL 5213 Reinforced Concrete 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective 3
XXXX xxx3 Gen Ed Elective - Upper 3

General Notes:

Students receiving credit for math classes shown in the typical eight-semester program may require additional LAS electives to compete degree requirements.

Must meet seven of the 10 General Education areas.


2.0 cumulative grade point average, and department requirement of 2.0 grade point average in major courses (CIVL).