Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
- Type of Degree: Associate of Engineering (AE)
- Location: Randolph Center Campus
- Program Accreditation: Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
- Credit Requirements: 65
You can help address the major infrastructure challenges of the 21st century. The Vermont Tech Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program prepares graduates for careers in civil engineering; surveying; materials testing; construction; structural design; water and wastewater treatment; storm water design; and solid waste management. Students are thoroughly prepared for opportunities to work outdoors on construction and surveying projects or indoors in design and estimating offices.
The hallmark of a degree in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology is the applied learning gained from studying theory in the classroom and applying that knowledge in a lab setting. The program’s laboratories are well-equipped and include modern surveying equipment; a high-tech stream table to study open channel flow; soils and material testing equipment; and state-of-the-art computer stations. Sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) software is used extensively in the curriculum.
Graduates of this program are highly regarded and find work with engineering firms, government agencies, construction firms, and testing laboratories. Graduates also have the potential to obtain professional licensure as site designers, land surveyors, or engineers and may also obtain professional certification in erosion and sediment control.
Students who complete the Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program are eligible to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Vermont Tech’s Architectural Engineering Technology or Construction Management programs. Program graduates can transfer to other engineering schools to continue working toward a bachelor’s degree in engineering or engineering technology.
The educational objectives for graduates of the Associate of Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology program include:
- Communicating technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce
- Understanding the principles of storm water, hydraulics, environmental engineering, surveying, soils, engineering structures, wastewater, water/wastewater treatment, engineering materials; estimating quantities; and, using appropriate computer applications, applying that knowledge as a consultant in the workforce
- Performing in the workforce with confidence in the use of CAD software, creating site plans from raw survey data, designing sewage disposal systems, and developing profiles and cross-sections for highway design
- 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
- Demonstrating the skills and ability needed to continue learning through formal education or adapt to changing technologies in the workplace
Students with an Associate of Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology will be able to:
- Apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology to narrowly-defined engineering technology activities
- Apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to 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 engineering technology problems
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate literature
- Understand the need for and have the ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development
- Understand and commit to addressing professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity
- Possess a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
- Scholarships: Arthur M. Williams Memorial Scholarship, Craig A. Rogers Scholarship, Judith B. Gray & Sargeant Jamie Gray Memorial Scholarship, PC Construction Scholarship, Susan Angell Enos Memorial Scholarship, Vermont Ready-Mix Concrete Association Scholarship, Vermont Society of Engineers Education and Research Foundation Scholarship, Vermont Women in Technology Scholarship Program
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Education & Career Opportunities
Percent Job and Advanced Education Placement Rate in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
Vermont Tech Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology student outcomes are strong. The class of 2016 had a 100% job and advanced placement rate within six months of graduation. Many students have internships while they’re in college that lead to full-time employment after graduation.
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