2021-2022 College Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2021-2022 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil and Construction Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

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 outcomes. 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. Contribute to the development of a cost estimate and a project schedule based on design documents 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

Courses and Course Sequence

This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Civil Engineering Technology Option

Construction Science Option

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61

Chosen from ARCT 1220 , ARCT 1710 , ARCT 2500 , CADD 1300 , CADD 1650 CADD 2110 , CIVT 2550 , METC 1310 , WELD 1381 ; see advisor to determine course selection.
2ENST 1352  
Students not transferring to a 4-year institution may take ENST 1352 . Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take PHYS 2010  to meet transfer requirements.
See the General Education  section of this Catalog for electives.
Students transferring to a 4-year institution must take MATH 1910  and METC 1310   to meet transfer requirements. Enrollment in MATH 1910  requires completion of MATH 1710  and MATH 1720  with a grade of C or better, or MATH 1730  with a grade of C or better.
5CHEM 1110  
Enrollment in CHEM 1110  requires completion of MATH 1710  or MATH 1730 .