2012-2013 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40140)
The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water and wastewater treatment systems.
Course work includes the communication and computational skills required to support the fields such as materials testing, structures, estimating, project management, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying. Additional coursework will cover the operation of computers and application software, including computer-aided drafting.
Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
This curriculum is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, www.abet.org.
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the AAS program in Civil Engineering Technology, students will be able to:
- Use knowledge, techniques, skills and tools to produce engineering documents.
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to determine forces, and stress of elementary structural systems.
- Conduct standard civil field and laboratory tests and measurements and analyze the yielded data.
- Apply surveying methods for land measurements and/or construction layout.
- Utilize software to solve civil problems and develop material quantities.
- Function on teams and communicate effectively through writing and visual methods.
- Recognize societal issues, understand effects and professionalism and respect diversity.
- Recognize the need for, and engage in lifelong learning in the civil engineering field.
- Demonstrate a commitment towards quality, timeliness and continuous improvement.