Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title:
A.A.S. in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology
Proposed Academic Program Inventory Title including concentrations: (optional)
15.1001 (Construction Engineering Technologies)
15.1304 (Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD)
15.0201 (Civil Engineering Technology/Technicians)
14.3301 (Construction Engineering)
SOC 1: 17-2051 (Civil Engineers)
SOC 2: 17-3011 (Architectural and Civil Drafters)
SOC 3: 47-1011 (First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Trades)
SOC 4: 47-4000 Other Construction and Related workers)
The Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program provides an academic and technical foundation for individuals for employment in the civil and construction related career fields. Successful graduates will exhibit skills in teamwork, communication and use of current technology to support the planning, analysis, design and construction of both small and large-scale construction and civil projects. Students have a basic understanding of testing and design, performing necessary technical calculations and analysis, cost budgeting, scheduling, and technical reporting. Students will be prepared to work entry-level positions in a broad range of supervisory and management careers related to civil engineering or the construction industries.
At the successful completion of the program curriculum, students will be able to:
- Apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in civil and construction engineering technology careers.
- Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of civil and construction engineering technology.
- Demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in civil and construction engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and other industry-related software.
- Function competently in a laboratory setting, to utilize surveying methods, make measurements, operate technical equipment, critically examine findings and properly report on results.
- Use graphic techniques to produce engineering documents and use modern instruments, methods, and techniques to implement construction contracts, documents, and codes.
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively as a member of a team.
Civil Engineering Technology
Each certificate should be identified with a title, program description, and outcomes (see above).
Civil and Construction Engineering Technical Certificate (at NSCC)
The Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program provides a technical foundation for individuals for employment in the civil and construction related career fields. Graduates will exhibit skills in teamwork, communication and use of current technology. Graduates will be able to assist in the planning, analysis, design and construction of both small and large-scale construction and civil projects. Graduates will be prepared to work in entry-level positions in a broad range of careers related to civil engineering or the construction industries.
Construction Business Principles Certificate (PSCC)
The Construction Business Principles certificate is designed primarily to train individuals currently employed in the construction industry or related field to function effectively as construction technicians to general contractors or independently as residential contractors. The curriculum provides the knowledge and skills in construction processes and associated technical applications and prepares recipients to translate the architect’s or engineer’s drawings into projects, inspect work, check and inspect construction materials.
Please assign CIP codes that are appropriate for degree and/or certificates. In addition, identify a specific CIP Code for all concentrations.
15.02 (Civil Engineering Technology/Technicians)
Professional Accrediting Body:
- The Association of Technology, Management, and Applied Engineering (ATMAE)
- The Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET)
State Agency/Entity Oversight:
Applicable Certification/License or Industry-recognized Certificates to Be Awarded:
Institution specific. Please see your academic advisor.
Articulation with Tennessee Colleges of Applied Technology (TCAT):
Articulation with Four-Year Institutions: (Which courses are projected to align with particular four-year institutions?)
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3
Behavioral or Social Science Elective* 3
Humanities or Fine Arts Elective* 3
Natural/Physical Science or COMM 2025 or COMM 2045 3-4
Concentrations within the A.A.S. in Civil and Construction Engineering Technology