Construction Management & Civil Engineering Technology

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186 Jay Street
Voorhees Hall 433 (V-433)
Brooklyn, NY 11201

Phone: 718-260-5338

Civil Engineering Technology/AAS

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, materials testing and surveying. Included in the curriculum are courses in the theory of structures, fluids, surveying, soils and materials testing. Students enrolled in this program complete training for American Concrete Institute certification as Field Inspector (Level 1) of Fresh Concrete, NICET Level 1 Geotechnical Certification and the NSPS Survey Technician Certification. All technical courses incorporate computer applications. Courses in computer-aided drawing and Building Information Modeling (BIM) are integrated into the curriculum. Graduates of this program find employment with consulting engineering firms, testing laboratories, industrial organizations and governmental agencies involved with providing public works services and safeguarding the environment. Occupational titles include junior engineer, civil engineering technician, assistant project manager, surveyor, construction inspector and CAD technician.

Government-related agencies and organizations that regularly employ graduates of this program 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. Private sector employers include numerous general contractors, engineering consulting firms and construction management firms such as Boyis Lend Lease, Arnell Construction Co., Slattery Construction Co. and Turner Construction. Future Tech Consultants, Forest City Ratner Corp., AECOM, Parsons Brinkerhoff, HNTB Engineers, Leslie Robertson Associates, Lemle Wolff, Marcia Inspection Services, Mercator Land Surveying, Greenman Peterson, STV Inc., Haks Engineers, Hazen and Sawyer, Sciami, HDR and Columbia University

Other Degree Opportunities

Students who have successfully completed the requirements for the AAS degree are eligible for transfer into the bachelor of technology program in Construction Technology or Facilities Management. Click here for complete descriptions. Students may also continue their education toward a baccalaureate degree at other colleges. Students considering transfer to another college are urged to consult with the department chairman or transfer advisor as soon as possible in order to select courses that will provide the maximum possible number of potential transfer credits. In all cases, actual transfer of credit depends on the policies of the receiving institution.

Approximate Additional Costs other than Tuition and College-wide Fees

Textbooks $1200
Supplies $250
NICET Soils Level 1 Certification $180
ACI Concrete Field Testing Certification $140
Survey Technician Certificate $50

ABET Accreditation

The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

ABET accreditation provides “assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which the program prepares its students. ABET accredits postsecondary programs housed in degree-granting institutions which have been recognized by national or regional institutional accreditation agencies or national education authorities worldwide” (ABET, 2014).

By adopting ABET’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs), 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 following as per ABET’s General and Program Specific Criteria:

Program Educational Objectives for the AAS in Civil Engineering Technology

The CMCE department prepares our students for the following Program Educational Objectives to achieve or progress towards during their first few years after graduation:

1. Be employed as engineering or surveying technicians, inspectors, assistant project managers or CADD operators;

2. Pursue advanced degrees in civil engineering, construction or facilities management; and

3. Be encouraged to work towards obtaining professional licensure and certifications;

Student Learning Outcomes: General

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;

b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;

c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;

d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;

e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;

f. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;

g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in selfdirected continuing professional development;

h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and

i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Student Learning Outcomes: Program-Specific Criteria

a. an ability to utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;

b. an ability to conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;

c. an ability to utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;

d. an application of fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.




English Composition (2 courses, 6 credits)

ENG 1101 English Composition I 3
ENG 1121 English Composition II 3

Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning (1 course, 4 credits)

MAT 1475 or higher2 Calculus I 4

Life and Physical Sciences (1 course, 4-5 credits)

PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based



In addition to the required courses listed below, select one course from any of the other three areas.

World Cultures and Global Issues

Any Approved Course

Individual and Society

Any Approved Course

Creative Expression

Any Approved Course

US Experience in its Diversity

ECON 1101 Macroeconomics 3

Scientific World

PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based


One additional course from any group

MAT 15753 Calculus II 4

Writing Intensive Requirement4

Students at New York City College of Technology must complete two courses designated WI for the associate level, one from GenEd and one from the major; and two additional courses designated WI for the baccalaureate level, one from GenEd and one from the major.

CMCE 1110 Construction Drawings I2
CMCE 1115 Statics 3
CMCE 1211 Construction Drawings II Computer-Aided Drawing (CAD)2
CMCE 1215 Strength of Materials 2
CMCE 1222 Surveying I3
CMCE 2306 Materials Testing Laboratory2
CMCE 2315 Elements of Structural Design-Steel3
CMCE 2322 Surveying II 3
CMCE 2351 Fluid Mechanics4
CMCE 2351L Fluid Mechanics Lab 0
CMCE 2410 Construction Drawings III2
CMCE 2416 Elements of Structural Design-Concrete3
CMCE 2454 Applied Hydraulics-Water Supply2
CMCE 2456 Soil Mechanics3
CMCE 2457 Construction Techniques in Civil Engineering 2
ECON 1101 Macroeconomics Met as GenEd
MAT 1475 or higher2 Precalculus Met as GenEd
MAT 1575 or higher3 Precalculus Met as GenEd
PHYS 1433

PHYS 1441
General Physics I: Algebra Based
General Physics I: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd
PHYS 1434

PHYS 1442
General Physics II: Algebra Based
General Physics II: Calculus Based
Met as GenEd

1 Although students enrolled in AAS programs are not required to meet all of the CUNY Pathways requirements, the college and program general education requirements are organized by Pathways categories to inform students of their standing should they transfer to a CUNY baccalaureate program.

2 Students without the requisite math background to enter MAT 1475 will be required to take MAT 1175, MAT 1275, and/or MAT 1375 in preparation. This will increase the number of required credits for the degree by 4-12 credits.

3 Students who have already completed MAT 1575 may select either another mathematics course or another approved course from any Flexible Core group instead

4 A semester-specific list of writing intensive courses is available online at the City Tech Pathways website