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Associate in Applied Science in Civil Construction Engineering Technology

Division of Engineering Technologies and Computer Sciences – Curriculum Code: 5309

A Dual Admissions Program with NJIT
Will Earn Upon Program Completion: Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree

 
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Why major in Civil Construction Engineering Technology?

The program prepares students for employment in the construction and civil engineering fields. Employment opportunities can be found with engineering firms, building contractors, utility companies, materials testing companies, or engineering departments of governmental agencies. The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), III Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD, 21202, (410) 347-7700.

If I major in Civil Construction Engineering Technology, can I transfer to an upper-division college or university?

Yes. You may choose to participate in the Dual Admissions program with New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) and have all of your credits applied to the first two years of the bachelor’s degree program, or you may choose to transfer your credits to one of the many other colleges that will apply some or all of your credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Management Technology. With the bachelor’s degree, you become eligible to take the New Jersey Professional Engineer license exam.

Are there any requirements I must satisfy before I start taking courses in my major?

Based on your placement test scores, you may be required to take developmental courses in reading, English, and/or mathematics before taking the core curriculum courses in your major.

How long will it take for me to complete this degree?

If you do not need developmental course work and you register for an average of 16 credits each semester, you can complete the program in two years. Part-time students can complete the program in three or four years.

Where should I direct specific questions about this program?

Call the Division at (973) 877-4400.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
  • Analyze and solve problems encountered in industry by applying knowledge of civil engineering and surveying principles;
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical engineering problems; and
  • Demonstrate appropriate oral and written communication skills and professional behaviors, which include being able to effectively work as a member of a team.

 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

(22 credits)

Written & Oral Communication (6 credits)

ENG 101 (one 3-credit course)
ENG 102 or ENG 105 (one 3-credit course)

Quantitative Knowledge & Skills (7 credits)

MTH 113 (4 credits) and MTH 114 (3 credits)

Society & Human Behavior (6 credits)

Choose two of the following courses: ANT 101, ANT 105; ECO 101, ECO 102; POL 101, POL 104; PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 219; SOC 101, SOC 108 or SOC 219 (two 3-credit courses)

Historical Perspective (3 credits)

Choose one of the following history courses: HST 101, HST 102, HST 111, HST 112, HST 121, HST 122, HST 131, HST 132, HST 134, HST 135, HST 136, HST 137, HST 161, or HST 162 (one 3-credit course)

 

MAJOR COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(32 credits)

CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials (3 credits)
CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
CET 225 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)
CET 231 Structures (4 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)

 

ADDITIONAL COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

(11 credits)

CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Total Credits Required for Degree: 65

RECOMMENDED SEQUENCE OF COURSES:

 

First Semester
ENG 101 College Composition I (3 credits)
CET 111 Construction Methods and Materials (3 credits)
ENR 103 Engineering Graphics (2 credits)
MTH 113 College Algebra with Trigonometry (4 credits)
PHY 101 College Physics I (4 credits)

Second Semester
ENG 102 College Composition II OR ENG 105 Technical Writing (3 credits)
ENR 105 Applied Computer-Aided Design (2 credits)
ENR 110 Mechanics (3 credits)
MTH 114 Unified Calculus I (3 credits)
PHY 102 College Physics II (4 credits)

Summer Session
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)
History requirement (3 credits)

Third Semester
CET 211 Surveying I (3 credits)
CSC 112 Computer Programming for Engineering and Technology (3 credits)
ENR 220 Mechanics of Materials (4 credits)
CET 225 Soil Mechanics (3 credits)

Fourth Semester
CET 212 Surveying II (3 credits)
CET 221 Hydraulics and Drainage (4 credits)
CET 231 Structures (4 credits)
CET 251 CET Seminar (1 credit)
Society & Human Behavior requirement (3 credits)

 

NOTES:
(1) The two General Education Integrated Course Goals, Ethical Reasoning & Action and Information Literacy, are both addressed by the required curriculum described above, regardless of specific choices made by the individual student.
(2) This plan assumes the completion of all required developmental courses in reading, writing, and mathematics as well as other pre- and co-requisites for some of the courses, as listed in the Course Descriptions section.