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Civil Engineering Technology - A.A.S.
The Civil Engineering Technology program provides a number of opportunities for students to get real-world experience while completing an associate's degree. Students can take advantage of numerous field trips and special projects to gain knowledge and training. Many students participate on The SUNY Canton American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Steel Bridge Team (pictured below).
A wide array of employment opportunities in construction, design, materials and related industries awaits you. In addition to a variety of career opportunities, graduates also have options for pursuing a baccalaureate degree at SUNY Canton or elsewhere in Facilities Operations or Industrial Technology Management. Hands-on experience is extensive and those who have completed the program compete very successfully in industry.
Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2020-2030 Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Students in this Major:
- Are prepared to meet the challenge of a career in the civil engineering field and construction industries.
- Receive extensive, practical hands-on experience in well-equipped laboratories.
- Learn computer drafting and design with AutoCAD.
- Participate with remarkable success in a national collegiate competition for building steel bridges.
- Solve problems in structural analysis and design.
- Utilize state-of-the-art surveying equipment and prepare topographic maps.
- Perform laboratory tests on concrete, steel and soil.
- Structural Steel Designer
- Construction Superintendent
- Construction Inspector
- Materials Technician
- Environmental Technician
- Industrial Sales Representative
- Residential and Commercial Contractor
- General Contractor
- Nearly 100% of graduates willing to relocate/travel are able to establish Civil Engineering Technology or construction-related careers that offer opportunity for advancement.
- Those who obtain a bachelor's degree can expect additional opportunity and reward.
Recent Employers of SUNY Canton Graduates:
- NYS Department of Transportation
- Atlantic Testing Laboratories
- CIVES Steel Corp.
- C & S Cos. General Contracting
- Northeast Construction Services, Inc.
- Bette and Cring Construction Group
- North Carolina Dept. of Transportation
- Advanced Testing Labs
- Barrett Paving
- Northland Construction
- Army Corps of Engineers
- Stebbins Engineering
- SUNY Canton (Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology B Tech)
- SUNY Utica/Rome (Civil Engineering Technology - BCET)
- SUNY ESF at Syracuse University (BS - Construction Management)
- Rochester Institute of Technology (BCET)
- SUNY Alfred (BET - Surveying, Construction Management)
The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
- Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.
- Students must be qualified to enter College Algebra (MATH 123)
Students who do not meet the recommended high school math prerequisites may still be admitted to the College, but completing the program may require more than two years.
PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0517)
The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.
Semester I Credits
|ENGS 101||Intro to Engineering||2|
|CONS 101||Elementary Surveying||4|
|College Physics I (GER 2) OR
University Physics I
|Physics Lab I OR
University Physics I Lab
|SOET 116||Intro to Computer Drawing||2|
Semester II Credits
|CONS 172||Technical Statics||3|
|ENGL 101||Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10)||3|
|MATH 161||Calculus I1||4|
|College Physics II OR
University Physics II
|Physics Lab II OR
University Physics II Lab
|SOET 250||Intro to 3D CADD and BIM||2|
Semester III Credits
|CONS 203||Advanced Surveying||3|
|CONS 222||Construction Estimating||2|
|CONS 272||Strength of Materials for Technicians||3|
|CONS 275||Strength of Materials Lab||1|
|CONS 280||Civil Engineering Materials||3|
|Social Science GER (3,4,5, or 6)||3|
Semester IV Credits
|CONS 216||Soils In Construction||4|
|CONS 274||Construction Management||3|
|CONS 375||Structural Engineering Design||3|
|Humanities GER (7,8 or 9)||3|
1 If entering at MATH 161 they will complete MATH 161 and MATH 162.
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
Students transferring a significant number of credits from outside must complete the designated "Capstone" course at SUNY Canton, and the student's transfer records must have been reviewed and approved by the CET Program Director.
Civil Engineering Technology
Adrienne Rygel, Ph.D.
Fall Enrollment Trends
Graduation Rate Trends*
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*Graduate rates are based on first-time, full-time, degree-seeking freshmen entering in fall and graduating within 150% of time.