The curriculum in Civil Engineering Technology is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology. (TAC/ABET 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 — Tel: 410.347.7700) as an engineering technology program. The program prepares students for positions as engineering technicians in a broad range of public works projects, including structures, transportation facilities, water supply, waste water treatment, geotechnical, as well as construction inspection, material testing and surveying. Included in the curriculum are courses in the theory of structures, hydraulics, surveying, soils, materials testing and training for American Concrete Institute certification as Field Inspector (Level 1) of Fresh Concrete. Computer applications are incorporated into all technical courses. Graduates of this program find immediate employment with consulting engineering firms, testing laboratories, industrial organizations, governmental agencies involved with providing public works services and safeguarding our environment. Occupational titles include junior engineer, engineering technician, surveyor, construction inspector and CADD operator/designer.
Applicants are urged to complete at least two years of academic mathematics in high school to avoid delaying their progress in this curriculum.
Students who have successfully completed the requirements for this degree are eligible for transfer into the bachelor of technology in facilities management program with a concentration in Construction Management. For more information, contact Professor Anthony Treglia in the Department of Environmental Control Technology at (718) 260-5160.
The Civil Engineering Technology Program covers many disciplines offering both technical and practical experience. Graduates of this program are employed by engineering firms, testing laboratories, industrial organizations, and governmental agencies (federal, state, and municipal).
Despite periodic rises and falls, the long range employment outlook for civil engineering technicians is very favorable, due to the steady need to maintain and upgrade our public works infrastructure. According to the latest projections of this nation's employment needs, it is estimated that more than one million Engineering Technicians will be required to meet the needs of industry and government in the immediate future. The public demand for mass transportation improvements, pure drinking water, sewerage treatment, and unpolluted air requires large numbers of skilled technicians now and in future. The Department of Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology maintains strong ties with employers in the industry and takes great pride in its placement activities and success.
Entry salaries start between $32,000 and $45,000. Working conditions generally include a 35-40 hour week and paid holidays and vacations. Many firms offer health insurance, hospitalization, and tuition reimbursement for those employees who wish to continue their studies.
Recent graduates of this program have been employed in entry-level construction management positions as well. Government-related agencies and organizations which regularly employ these graduates include: The Dormitory Authority of the State of New York, The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and The New York City Department of Transportation. Recent employers of the graduates of this program include numerous general contractors, engineering consulting firms and construction management firms such as Arnell Construction Co, Slattery Construction Co, Chas. Sells, Consulting Engineers, Delta Contracting, BMI Construction, Slattery Construction Co, Future Tech Consultants and Forest City Ratner Corp, DMJM+Harris, P.B.
The Civil Engineering Technology AAS degree has been acredited by TAC/ABET since 1978. The CMCE department has been utilizing TAC/ABET's Program Outcome criterion. By utilizing TAC/ABET's Program Outcomes, our department has been able to instill the skills, knowledge, and professionalism that ABET requires for accreditation. Upon graduation, our students will be able to demonstrate (Criterion 3):
In addition our students will be able to (Criterion 9):
The CMCE department prepares our students for the following Program Educational Objectives to achieve or progress towards during their first few years after graduation: