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Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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In the Civil Engineering Technology degree program, 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 . For transfer option see an Civil Engineering Program advisor. 

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.

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Mission/Purpose Statement:

The mission of the civil engineering technology program is to offer a strong academic and applications-based program necessary to produce well-educated graduates who become innovative and productive members of society. Students will possess both the problem-solving skills and the fundamental soft skills needed in the modern workplace. Additionally, students will be prepared to accept and succeed in an entry level position in field of civil engineering.


Provide students with technical and interpersonal skills for problem solving in civil engineering profession.

For more information, contact:
David Lewis, P.E. - (843) 349-7109
Babatunde Alo, P.E. - (843) 349-5374

Charles Granger - Department Chair
(843) 349-5189

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall Course Title Semester
Credit Hours
CET 127 Building Construction and Print Reading 4
EGR 170 Engineering Materials 3
EGR 270 Introduction to Engineering 3
EGR 282 Introduction to Civil Engineering 2
MAT 175 Algebra and Trigonometry I* 3
  TOTAL 15
Second Semester - Spring    
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
ENG 155 Communications* 3
  TOTAL 13
Third Semester - Summer    
CET 210 Strength of Materials 3
EGR 286 Engineering Surveying II 3
EGR 296 Engineering Surveying Lab II 1
EGR 289 SCWE in Civil Engineering Technology "Internship" 3
  TOTAL 10
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
  TOTAL 15
Fifth Semester - Spring    
CET 245 Cost Estimating 3
CET 246 Environmental Systems Technology 3
CET 251 Highway Design 3
EGR 288 Drainage Design 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
  TOTAL 15



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