Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology

Will you help address the major infrastructure challenges of the 21st century, like water quality, climate change and crumbling roads and bridges? The Vermont Tech Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program students are problem-solvers. Graduates pursue careers in civil engineering like surveying, materials testing, construction, structural design, water and wastewater treatment, storm water design, and solid waste management. Depending on what you choose, you can work outdoors on construction and surveying projects, or indoors in design and estimating offices.

Our labs are well-equipped and include modern surveying tools, a high-tech stream table to study water flow and erosion, soils and material testing equipment, and state-of-the-art computer stations with CAD software.

If you complete the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program, you can pursue a bachelor’s degree seamlessly in Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology or Construction Management programs. Students who declare their major in a bachelor degree program in their second year don’t have to reapply to the college. You’re guaranteed admission as long as you meet the GPA requirements of the bachelor degree.

Any student completing this program can continue for a 2+2 bachelor’s degree in Architectural Engineering Technology, Business Technology & Management, Construction Management, or Renewable Energy.

A student with an Associate of Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology will be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of civil and environmental engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities
  • Apply knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to civil and environmental engineering technology problems that require limited applications of principles but extensive practical knowledge
  • Conduct standard tests and measurements and conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments
  • Function effectively as a member of a technical team
  • Identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined civil and environmental engineering technology problems
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
  • Understand the need for and possess an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
  • Understand and commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
  • Commit to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement

Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:

  • Communication skills: communicating technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce
  • Technical skills: understanding the principles of storm water, hydraulics, environmental engineering, surveying, soils, engineering structures, wastewater, water/wastewater treatment, and engineering materials; estimating quantities; and, using appropriate computer applications to apply that knowledge as a consultant in the workforce
  • Professional skills: performing in the workforce with confidence in the use of CAD software; creating site plans from raw survey data; designing sewage disposal systems; developing profiles and cross-sections for highway design
  • Engineering design skills: understanding design principles and functioning 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
  • Innovation skills: demonstrating 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 ABET, http://www.abet.org.

Program enrollment and graduation count.

Careers in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology

Placement Rate
100%
Vermont Tech
VS
88%
National

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of 2017. National Data: National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) First Destinations for the College Class of 2016 (October 2017)

Job Projections
National Avg.
Civil Engineering Technicians
Job projections

THAT TRANSLATES INTO

6,600

JOB OPENINGS BETWEEN 2016-2026


Projected Employment Growth for Civil Engineering Technicians, 2016-2026 (source: BLS). National data: Job openings for all occupations (source: BLS)


Median Pay
$0
$0
All Occupations

2016 Median Pay (Civil Engineering Technicians) vs. National Median for All occupations (2016), Source: BLS

Vermont Tech data: 6 Month Outcome Survey, Class of '12-'16
  • State of VT EIV Technical Services
  • Green Mountain Engineering J.A. MacDonald
  • Dufresne Group Engineering Greenman-Pederson, Inc.
  • Trudell Consulting Engineers PIKE Industries Inc.
  • H.A. Manosh Corporation Natural Resource Conservation
  • Service SW Cole
  • Omya, Inc.
  • Construction Inspector Project Manager
  • Engineering Technician Environmental Inspector
  • Staff Engineer CADD Technician
  • Resident Engineer Quality Control Technician
  • Estimator/Project Foreman Licensed Septic Designer
  • Survey Crew Chief Licensed Surveyor
  • Environmental Outreach

News & Events

12Sep
Vermont Tech is pleased to announce that the college has been ranked 19th among the Best Northeast Regional Colleges for 2019 in the annual best college rankings published by U.S. News & World Report. The college has risen in two important categories this year, in both the public college... Read More
29May
Vermont Tech congratulates the students who achieved the honors of President's and Dean's List during the Spring 2018 semester. To be accorded Dean's List honors a student must be enrolled in at least 12 letter-graded credit hours and attain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. Students who have been awarded... Read More
24May
Vermont Technical College hosted its three commencement ceremonies this weekend. Two were held on Friday, May 18th and another was held Saturday, the 19th. Vermont Tech conferred certificates and degrees for 504 graduates from 32 programs. Nursing students were also presented with their Nursing... Read More

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