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.
A student with an Associate of Engineering in Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology will be able to:
- Apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline
- Design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline
- Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments and identify and use appropriate technical literature
- Conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and analyze and interpret results
- Function effectively as a member of a technical team
- Conduct sampling of environmental media
- Perform field and laboratory measurements of environmental parameters, including the use of common instruments and equipment appropriate to environmental technology
- Apply quality control methods in sampling and measurement, and utilize basic statistical techniques in analysis of the results
- Prepare reports to adequately describe results of environmental sampling and measurement
- Explain operating principles for a range of unit processes for environmental control
- Perform CAD and GIS operations and apply them to solve engineering problems
Educational objectives that are demonstrated during their workforce careers include:
- Communication skills: communicate technical information in writing, speaking, listening, and interpersonal skills to work effectively as part of a team in the workforce
- Technical skills: understand the principles of storm water, hydraulics, environmental engineering, surveying, soils, engineering structures, wastewater, water/wastewater treatment, and engineering materials; estimate quantities; and use appropriate computer applications to apply that knowledge as a consultant in the workforce
- Professional skills: perform in the workforce with confidence in the use of CAD software; create site plans from raw survey data; design sewage disposal systems; and develop profiles and cross-sections for highway design
- Engineering design skills: 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
- Innovation skills: demonstrate 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.
- State of Vermont
- EIV Technologies
- 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