Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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If you enjoy mathematical challenges and like to build things, a Civil Engineering Technology degree might be just the program for you. Students will learn to apply theory and principles of Civil Engineering Technology in planning, designing, and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff.  Civil Engineering Technology graduates also have the option to continue their education by transferring to a senior institution and pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology. For transfer option see an Civil Engineering Program advisor. 

For more information, contact:
David D. Lewis, P.E.  - (843) 349-7109

Career Outlook

Graduates of the CET program are prepared to seek careers in the planning, design, and construction of roads, bridges, canals, dams, water and wastewater plants, and similar projects. Civil engineering technicians might be assigned to such duties as computer-aided drafting of construction and industrial drawings, writing specifications, estimating costs, inspecting construction jobs, and preparing surveys and maps.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry Georgetown Technical College's Career Resource Center for more employment resources.

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Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3
EGR 270 Introduction to Engineering 3
EGT 101 Basic Technical Drawing 2
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
MAT 175 Algebra and Trigonometry I* 3
Second Semester - Spring
CHM 110 College Chemistry I 4
PHY 201 Physics I*
EGR 260 Engineering Statics 3
EGR 275 Intro. to Engineering/Computer Graphics 3
EGR 285 Engineering Surveying I 3
EGR 295 Engineering Surveying Lab I 1
MAT 176 Algebra and Trigonometry II* 3
Third Semester - Summer
CET 210 Strength of Materials 3
EGR 286 Engineering Surveying II 3
EGR 296 Engineering Surveying Lab II 1
EGT 252 Advanced CAD or Approved Elective 3
MAT 130 Elementary Calculus* 3
Fourth Semester - Fall
CET 216 Soil Mechanics 3
CET 218 Hydraulics 3
CET 242 Concrete Design 3
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
PSY 103 Human Relations* 3
Fifth Semester - Spring
CET 245 Cost Estimating 3
CET 127 Building Construction Print Reading
CET 246 Environmental Systems Technology 3
CET 251 Highway Design 3
CET 252 Special Topics Engineering Technology 3
PHI 103 Workplace Ethics* 3



* The following university transferable sequences may be substituted: MAT 110, MAT 111, MAT 140 for MAT 175/176/130 and ENG 101, ENG 102 and SPC 205 for ENG 155/160; PSY 201 for PSY 103 and PHI 110 for PHI 103; PHY 221 for PHY 201. Please see department chair for specific details.