SUNY Erie

A.A.S. Civil Engineering Technology

Program Description

Students will be provided with basic training in the concepts fundamental to the development, design and construction of commercial, industrial and public structures, utilities and highways. Students will develop a clear understanding of the problems and the solutions to the problems facing the design construction team, including the owner, surveyor, architect, engineer, building product supplier, and contractor. The program encourages professional office practice standards in both the lecture and lab experiences. Through lecture courses, students probe surveying, manual and computer-aided design (CAD) drafting, structural steel design, reinforced concrete design, highway design, and computer applications. These classes are supplemented by laboratory experiences. Students–having regular access to state-of-the-art equipment, including micro-computers, survey programs, printers, plotters, micro-based CAD equipment, COGO survey programs, electronic distance measuring equipment, automatic levels, and theodolites–are expected to produce calculations and reports that meet professional standards. A minimum grade point average of 2.0 is required for graduation with an A.A.S. degree in civil engineering technology. Graduates of the program may continue toward a B.S. or B.S.T. degree at various universities or find employment with material testing and inspection firms; private and governmental engineering, design, and surveying agencies; architectural firms; and contracting firms and construction material and equipment suppliers.

Focus Areas

  • Design construction
  • Manual and computer-aided design
  • Structural steer design
  • Highway design
  • Computer applications

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Civil engineering
  • Technical fields

Program Format

In-person

Educational Level Prerequisites

High School diploma/HSE

Program Type

Degree Program

Expected Outcomes

Credit