Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Engineering Technology, Civil Engineering Concentration is accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 3801 Lake Boone Trail Suite 190, Raleigh, NC 27607, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. Engineering Technology offers a core curriculum with multiple concentrations: Civil Engineering , Industrial Maintenance , Manufacturing and Sustainable Design .
Civil Engineering concentration. The Civil Engineering concentration provides an academic/technical foundation to train skilled individuals to function effectively as assistants to civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, developers or construction managers. A successful graduate from this program will exhibit skills in leadership, teamwork, communication and use of technology to support the planning, analysis, design and construction of both small- and large-scale construction and civil projects. Students will attain a basic understanding of testing and design, perform necessary technical calculations and analysis, cost budgeting, scheduling and technical reporting. Students will be prepared to work entry-level positions in a broad range of supervisory and management careers related to civil engineering and construction industries.
Civil Engineering Technology option: This option is designed to provide critical job skills in testing and design, estimating, scheduling and technical reporting, preparing graduates for entry-level positions in a broad range of supervisory and management careers related to civil engineering and construction industries. This option is suited for students who enjoy the outdoors, appreciate utilizing multiple technologies and relish a sense of accomplishment as they see a project grow from construction plans to a finished product. Typical job opportunities include civil engineering technician, construction inspector, construction supervisor, construction site manager, junior estimator, construction materials lab technician, plans reviewer, engineering field representative, junior bridge inspector.
Construction Science option: This option prepares students to transfer seamlessly to the University of Tennessee’s program in Environmental and Soil Sciences, Construction Science concentration. The curriculum prepares students to be effective communicators, to perform technical tasks and to gain valuable leadership and teamwork skills.
Program goals. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
- Apply basic engineering theories and concepts creatively to analyze and solve technical problems.
- Utilize with a high degree of knowledge and skill, equipment, instruments, software and technical reference materials currently used in industry.
- Communicate effectively using developed writing, speaking and graphic skills.
- Assimilate and practice the concepts and principles of working in a team environment.
- Obtain employment within the discipline or matriculate to a four-year program in engineering or industrial technology.
Program competencies. Upon completion of an Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
A. Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the concentration of study to specifically defined engineering technology activities.
B. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology by applying it to engineering technology problems using developed practical knowledge.
C. Conduct and report the results of standard tests and measurements, and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiment or project results.
D. Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
E. Identify, analyze and solve specifically defined engineering technology-based problems.
F. Employ written, oral and visual communication in a technical environment.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6506