2020-21 Gaston College Catalog [THIS CATALOG IS OUT-OF-DATE. USE THE CURRENT CATALOG TO FIND CURRENT PROGRAMS.]
Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S. (A40140)
This Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree is a two-year program that prepares students for the workforce. However, there are some senior institutions where all or part of this degree is accepted as the first two years of a four-year program. Students interested in pursuing a four-year degree should consult a program advisor.
The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum is a course of study that prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to carry out planning, documenting and supervising tasks in sustainable land development and public works and facilities projects. Includes instruction in the communication and computational skills required for materials testing, structural testing, field and laboratory testing, site analysis, estimating, project management, plan preparation, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying.
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 ABET, www.abet.org.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined problems appropriate to the discipline of Civil Engineering Technology.
- Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline.
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non technical environments; and to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
- Function effectively as a member of a technical team.
Course Selection Information
Students, to help you progress in your degree program, take prerequisite courses along with English and Math early in your academic career. This will align you for greater success in completing your program of study. Click on the courses listed below to ensure you are aware of prerequisites. The order shown below under the student program priorities is a guide.
Student Program Priorities:
- CEG 115 , MAT 171
- SRV 110 , PHY 151
- EGR 250