Degree: Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.)
Accreditation: Accredited by the Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE), 701 Exposition Place Suite 206, Raleigh, NC 27615, (919) 635-8335, www.atmae.org.
Program description. Civil and Construction Engineering Technology 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 the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:
I. Identify and present appropriate solutions for civil and construction engineering projects.
II. Create a cost estimate and a project schedule based on architectural plans and specifications.
III. Function in a laboratory setting to utilize surveying principles and methods.
IV. Conduct standardized laboratory testing procedures and specifications according to the American Society for Testing and Materials.
V. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team-based environment.
Contact(s): Engineering and Media Technologies Department, (865) 694-6483, or program coordinator, (865) 694-6506