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Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Progams

Welcome

The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) program offers a wide variety of opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in the civil and construction engineering technology field. Students may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Civil Engineering Technology degree , or they may continue on their formal education to earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Civil Engineering Technology degree.

Graduates of the AAS program are prepared to support civil engineers in structural design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, and environmental engineering. Most graduates are hired by governmental agencies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors. The bachelors degree program provides additional coursework continuing the student's growth to that of an engineering technologist. Civil & Construction Engineering Technologists plan, design, inspect and direct the construction of projects involving buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports and water/wastewater treatment facilities.

Many students accept full or part-time employment after earning the AAS Degree and finish the BSAS degree by taking evening classes. Both the AAS and BSAS degree programs are accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. With the proper experience under the direction of a licensed professional engineer, the Bachelor Degree graduate may sit for the fundamental exam and professional engineer's exam in many states.

Drawing heavily from the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology Program, students may develop an Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree ICP (BSAS-ICP) in Construction Management, which includes additional coursework from the College of Business Administration.

Program Objectives

Both the School of Technology and the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) have developed Education Objectives's supporting the University, College, and School of Technology mission statements. The CCET educational outcomes are aligned with the University's mission statement to serve the needs of Youngstown State University 's diverse population. The CCET faculty drafts each objective and presents them to the CCET Industrial Advisory committee for review, suggestions, and approval. This occurs in May or June of each year.

Graduates of the CCET associate degree program are prepared to support civil engineers in structural design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, and environmental engineering. Most graduates are hired by governmental agencies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors.

The bachelor degree graduates obtain employment as engineering technologists or engineering designers. Civil & construction engineering technologists and designers plan, design, inspect and direct the construction of projects involving buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports and wastewater treatment facilities.

Below are the Program Educational Objectives that describe the accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after completion of the Civil Engineering Technology program at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their Civil Engineering Technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Program Outcomes

Graduates in Civil Engineering Technology will have the following:

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology.  Graduates of the Associate Degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology will possess the following competencies, which pertain to the Civil Engineering Technology outcomes, upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcomes requirements from ETAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 3)

Learning Outcome 1: ability to use graphic techniques to produce engineering documents and use modern instruments, methods, and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes (a,b)

Learning Outcome 2: conduct standardized field/laboratory testing on civil engineering materials and evaluate materials/methods for construction projects (c)

Learning Outcome 3:  utilize modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout (a,b,c,f,g)

Learning Outcome 4:  determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 5:  estimate material quantities and costs for technical projects (b,f)

Learning Outcome 6:  employ productivity software to solve technical problems (a,b)

 

Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology.  Graduates of the Bachelor Degree in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology will possess the following competencies, which pertain to the Civil Engineering Technology outcomes, upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcomes requirements from ETAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 3)

Learning Outcome 1: ability to plan, prepare, and utilize design, construction, and operations documents, such as specifications, contacts, change orders, engineering drawings, and construction schedules (a,d,g,k)

Learning Outcome 2: perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems related to civil and construction engineering (f)

Learning Outcome 3: ability to select appropriate construction and engineering materials/practices (b,d)

Learning Outcome 4:  (Construction Engineering Technology) ability to apply principles of construction law and ethics (i,j)

Learning Outcome 5:  apply basic technical concepts related to the civil and construction engineering technology field; such as hydraulics, hydrology, geotechnics, structures, material behavior, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems (a,b,c,f)

Learning Outcome 6:  perform standard analysis/design in at least one technical specialty within civil and construction engineering technology (a,c,d,f)

Curriculum

Students in the civil and construction engineering technology program may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree provides early access to employment in engineering support positions. Upon completion of the AAS degree, the student may continue on for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree. This program provides additional coursework, continuing the student’s growth to that of an engineering technologist or designer. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program. Students interested in construction may choose a certificate program in construction management or the Associate of Technical Study degree in construction technology.

Curriculum Outline-AAS

Curriculum Outline-BSAS

Course Descriptions

 

Faculty

The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology Program retains its tradition as a small school in maintaining close contact between its students and faculty. The majority of the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology faculty are licensed professional engineers with a master's or higher academic degree and with many years of industrial experience. The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program also utilizes dynamic part-time faculty who use their expertise and experience to bring the students a real-world education.

Full-Time Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

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