The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides the application of relevant theory of engineering needed by technicians to carry out planning and supervisory tasks in the design and construction of transportation systems, residential and commercial buildings, bridges, dams, and water or wastewater treatment systems.
Coursework includes communication and computational skills required to support fields such as materials testing, structures, estimating, project management, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying. Additional coursework covers the operation of computers and application software, including computer-aided drafting.
Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
Information on the Civil Engineering Technology program may be found on the Civil Engineering Technology website.
For specific information about potential positions and wages in civil engineering technology employment, visit the Central Piedmont Career Coach website.
Civil Engineering Technology (A40140)
The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Civil Engineering Technology is awarded by the college upon completing this program. This degree is accepted at some colleges and universities towards the first two years of a 2 + 2 bachelor’s-level engineering technology program.
- A high school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Central Piedmont placement tests are required in English and mathematics. Developmental classes in mathematics and English courses are available for students to build basic skills and knowledge.
- A counseling/orientation appointment follows placement testing.
- Students should see a faculty advisor before registration.
- Many courses have prerequisites or co-requisites; check the Courses section for details.
The Civil Engineering Technology Program at Central Piedmont is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET).
Civil Engineering Technology is in the Engineering Technologies Division. For more information, call the Program Chair at 704.330.6892 or visit the Civil Engineering Technologies website.
Note: Students who do not take program-related courses for a one-year period must reenter the program under Catalog requirements in effect at the time of reentry.
|General Education Requirements|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3.0|
|ENG 114||Professional Research & Reporting||3.0|
|or ENG 112||Writing and Research in the Disciplines|
|COM 110||Introduction to Communication||3.0|
|or COM 231||Public Speaking|
|MAT 171||Precalculus Algebra||4.0|
|Select 3 credits of the following:||3.0|
|Art History Survey I|
|Art History Survey II|
|Myth in Human Culture|
|Introduction to Jazz|
|Introduction to Ethics|
|Select 3 credits of the following:||3.0|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|World Civilizations I|
|World Civilizations II|
|American History I|
|American History II|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Select one of the following options:||4.0|
|Introduction to Gis and Gnss|
|Introduction to GIS|
and Introduction to GPS
|CEG 115||Intro to Tech & Sustainability||3.0|
|CEG 151||Cad for Engineering Technology||3.0|
|CEG 210||Construction Materials & Methods||3.0|
|CEG 211||Hydrology & Erosion Control||3.0|
|CEG 212||Introduction to Environmental Technology||3.0|
|CEG 235||Project Management and Estimating||3.0|
|CIV 111||Soils and Foundations||4.0|
|EGR 252||Strength of Materials||3.0|
|SRV 110||Surveying I||4.0|
|SRV 111||Surveying II||4.0|
|DFT 152||CAD II||3.0|
|PHY 151||College Physics I||4.0|
|or PHY 251||General Physics I|
|MAT 172||Precalculus Trigonometry||4.0|
|or MAT 271||Calculus I|
|MAT 271||Calculus I||4.0|
|or MAT 272||Calculus II|
|or WBL 112||Work-Based Learning I|
|or PHY 152||College Physics II|
|or PHY 252||General Physics II|
|or CHM 151||General Chemistry I|
|or ACA 122||College Transfer Success|
CIV 111. Soils and Foundations. 4.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-4.0. Work-0.0
This course presents an overview of soil as a construction material using both analysis and testing procedures. Topics include index properties, classification, stress analysis, compressibility, compaction, dewatering, excavation, stabilization, settlement, and foundations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basic soil tests and analyze engineering properties of soil. This course presents an overview of soil as a construction material using both analysis and testing procedures. Topics include index properties, classification, stress analysis, compressibility, compaction, dewatering, excavation, stabilization, settlement and foundations. Upon completion, students should be able to perform basis soil tests and analyze engineering properties of soil.
CIV 125. Civil/Surveying CAD. 3.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0
This course introduces civil/surveying computer-aided drafting (CAD) software. Topics include drawing, editing, and dimensioning commands; plotting; and other related civil/surveying topics. Upon completion, students should be able to produce civil/surveying drawings using CAD software.
CIV 221. Steel and Timber Design. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0
This course introduces the basic elements of steel and timber structures. Topics include strength of materials applications, the analysis and design of steel and timber beams, columns, and connections and concepts of structural detailing. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze, design, and draw simple plans using Computer Aided Drafting and Design software (CADD).
CIV 222. Reinforced Concrete. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0
This course introduces the basic elements of reinforced concrete structures. Topics include analysis and design of reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns, footings, and retaining walls. Upon completion, students should be able to analyze and design components of a structure using reinforced concrete and draw simple plans using Computer Aided Drafting and Design software (CADD).
CIV 230. Construction Estimating. 3.0 Credits. Class-2.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0
This course covers quantity take-offs of labor, materials, and equipment and calculation of direct and overhead costs for a construction project. Topics include the interpretation of working drawings and specifications, types of contracts and estimates, building codes, bidding techniques and procedures, and estimating software. Upon completion, students should be able to prepare a detailed cost estimate and bid documents for a construction project.
CIV 250. Civil Engineering Technology Project. 2.0 Credits. Class-1.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0
This course includes an integrated team approach to civil engineering technology projects. Emphasis is placed on project proposal, site selection, analysis/design of structures, construction material selection, time and cost estimating, planning, and management of a project. Upon completion, students should be able to apply team concepts, prepare estimates, submit bid proposals, and manage projects.