Civil Engineering Technology

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)

Degree Awarded

The Associate in Applied Science Degree - Civil Engineering Technology is awarded by the college upon completion of 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.

Admissions

  • 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.

Program Accreditation

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).

Contact Information

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 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting3.0
or ENG 112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines
COM 110Introduction to Communication3.0
or COM 231 Public Speaking
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Algebra/Trigonometry I
Precalculus Algebra
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Cultural Studies
Theatre Appreciation
Myth in Human Culture
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
World Religions
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
American Government
General Psychology
Introduction to Sociology
Major Requirements
Select one of the following options:4.0
Introduction to Gis and Gnss
Introduction to GIS
and Introduction to GPS
CEG 115Intro to Tech & Sustainability3.0
CEG 151Cad for Engineering Technology3.0
CEG 210Construction Materials & Methods3.0
CEG 211Hydrology & Erosion Control3.0
CEG 212Introduction to Environmental Technology3.0
CEG 235Project Management and Estimating3.0
CIV 111Soils and Foundations4.0
EGR 251Statics3.0
EGR 252Strength of Materials3.0
SRV 110Surveying I4.0
SRV 111Surveying II4.0
DFT 152CAD II3.0
PHY 151College Physics I4.0
or PHY 251 General Physics I
MAT 172Precalculus Trigonometry4.0
or MAT 271 Calculus I
MAT 271Calculus I4.0
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
Total Credits73

No diplomas are offered in Civil Engineering Technology.

There are no certificates offered within this program.

Courses

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.

Prerequisites: # Take EGR 250 EGR 251 or MEC 210 with a minimum grade of C
# Take ENG 111

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.

Prerequisites: Take CEG 151

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).

Prerequisites: Take One: EGR 250 or MEC 210

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).

Prerequisites: Take One: EGR 250 or MEC 210

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.

Prerequisites: Take One: ARC 111, CIS 110, OR CIS 111

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.