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Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology

No discipline offers a greater diversity of career opportunities than does civil and environmental engineering. Civil and environmental engineering technicians work on every phase of design and construction of buildings, roadways, bridges, public water systems, dams, landfills, and recreation facilities.

Graduates of this program have the opportunity to work outdoors on construction and surveying projects or indoors in design or estimating offices. Students are well prepared to continue in Vermont Techís bachelor of science programs in Architectural Engineering Technology, Sustainable Design & Technology, Construction Management, or Business Technology & Management or pursue a bachelorís degree in civil or environmental engineering.

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology program provides training in design, surveying, materials testing, the construction process, structural design of buildings, water/wastewater engineering, and solid waste management. Students learn to prepare engineering drawings using computer-aided drafting and design (CAD) at state-of-the-art computer workstations. Graduates find work with engineering design firms, government agencies, construction firms, and testing laboratories. Some graduates go on to become licensed land surveyors or registered professional engineers.

     Students with an Associate of Engineering in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology will be able to:
  • Perform in the workforce with confidence in the use of CAD software and the ability to create site plans from raw survey data, design sewage disposal systems, and develop profiles and cross-sections for highway design
  • Communicate technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce
  • Understand the principles of plane surveying, water/wastewater treatment, engineering materials, and estimating quantities and, using appropriate computer applications, apply that knowledge as a consultant in the workforce
  • Be able to understand design principles and function actively as part of a design team in the workforce with acquired skills and the knowledge of building materials and structures, site development, and estimating quantities
  • Develop the skills and ability needed to continue learning through formal education or adapt to changing technologies in the workplace
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.

 The normal number of credits required for a degree is 71.


First Year

Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
CET 1000  Freshman Seminar
1
CET 1020  Engineering Materials
4
CET 1011  Surveying I
3
CET 1032  Computer Applications II
3
CET 1031  Computer Applications I
3
ENG 2080  Technical Communication
3
CHE 1031  General Chemistry I
4
MAT 1520  Calculus for Engineering
4
ENG 10XX  English
3
Select one:

MAT 1420  Technical Mathematics
5
PHY 1041  Physics I
4

19
PHY 2041  Physics I w/ Calculus
4



18

Second Year


Fall SemesterCreditsSpring SemesterCredits
CET 2012  Surveying II
4
CET 2050  Civil & Environmental Design
4
CET 2020  Hydraulics and Drainage
3
CET 2060  Construction Estimates & Records
3
CET 2030  Environmental Eng & Sci
3
CET 2110  Mechanics of Soils
3
CET 2040  Statics & Strength of Materials
4
CET 2120  Structural Design
4
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3
ELE XXXX  AH/SS elective
3

17

17

Note: Students taking MAT 1520 (or equivalent) may take PHY 2041 instead of PHY 1041.