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The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) program offers a wide variety of opportunities to students interested in pursuing a career in the civil and construction engineering technology field. Students may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Civil Engineering Technology degree , or they may continue on their formal education to earn the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) Civil Engineering Technology degree.

Graduates of the AAS program are prepared to support civil engineers in structural design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, and environmental engineering. Most graduates are hired by governmental agencies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors. The bachelors degree program provides additional coursework continuing the student's growth to that of an engineering technologist. Civil & Construction Engineering Technologists plan, design, inspect and direct the construction of projects involving buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports and water/wastewater treatment facilities.

Many students accept full or part-time employment after earning the AAS Degree and finish the BSAS degree by taking evening classes. Both the AAS and BSAS degree programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, Inc. (TAC/ABET). With the proper experience under the direction of a licensed professional engineer, the Bachelor Degree graduate may sit for the fundamental exam and professional engineer's exam in many states.

Drawing heavily from the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology Program, students may develop an Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree ICP (BSAS-ICP) in Construction Management, which includes additional coursework from the College of Business Administration.

Program Objectives

Both the School of Technology and the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology (CCET) have developed Education Objectives's supporting the University, College, and School of Technology mission statements. The CCET educational outcomes are aligned with the University's mission statement to serve the needs of Youngstown State University 's diverse population. The CCET faculty drafts each objective and presents them to the CCET Industrial Advisory committee for review, suggestions, and approval. This occurs in May or June of each year.

Graduates of the CCET associate degree program are prepared to support civil engineers in structural design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, and environmental engineering. Most graduates are hired by governmental agencies, consulting engineers, architects, and contractors.

The bachelor degree graduates obtain employment as engineering technologists or engineering designers. Civil & construction engineering technologists and designers plan, design, inspect and direct the construction of projects involving buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports and wastewater treatment facilities.

Below are the Program Educational Objectives that describe the accomplishments of graduates during their first few years after completion of the Civil Engineering Technology program at YSU, graduates will have demonstrated the ability to:

  • Secure employment in a technical career related to their Civil Engineering Technology degree.
  • Communicate effectively in a professional environment.
  • Continue growth in professional knowledge and skills.
  • Achieve recognition consistent with their educational achievements.

Program Outcomes

Graduates in Civil Engineering Technology will have the following:

Associate in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology. Graduates of the Associate Degree CCET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcome requirements from TAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 2)

Learning Outcome 1: be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in construction or civil engineering technology careers. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 2: demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of civil and construction engineering technology. (d)

Learning Outcome 3: be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement. (a,b,c,f,g)

Learning Outcome 4: be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 5: demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large. (i,j)

Learning Outcome 6: recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities. (h,k)

Learning Outcome 7: demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds. (e,g,j);

Learning Outcome 8: demonstrate an ability to utilize computer software applications used in civil and construction engineering technology such as CAD, spreadsheets, word processing, and basic programming. (a,b,g)

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Bachelor of Science in Applied Science Degree Program

The following learning (educational) outcomes apply to the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program within the College of Engineering & Technology. Graduates of the Bachelor Degree CCET program will possess the following competencies upon graduation. (letters in parenthesis refer to Program Outcome requirements from TAC-ABET Assessment Criterion 2)

Learning Outcome 1: be able to apply principles of mathematics and applied science, to perform technical calculations and solve technical problems of the types commonly encountered in construction or civil engineering technology careers. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 2: demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate, and present creative solutions to technical problems in a variety of specialty areas within the broad fields of civil and construction engineering technology. (d)

Learning Outcome 3: be able to function competently in a laboratory setting, making measurements, operating technical equipment, critically examining experimental results, and properly reporting on experimental results, including their potential for improvement. (a,b,c,f,g)

Learning Outcome 4: be able to use modern computational tools for technical problem solving, including scientific calculators, computers, and appropriate software. (a,b,f)

Learning Outcome 5: demonstrate a broad education and knowledge of contemporary issues in a global and societal context, as necessary to develop professional and ethical responsibility, including responsibility to employers and to society at large. (i,j)

Learning Outcome 6: recognize the need for life-long learning and possess the skills to maintain and improve technical and non-technical abilities. (h,k)

Learning Outcome 7: demonstrate an ability to communicate and function effectively with members of multi-disciplinary teams from a variety of backgrounds. (e,g,j);

Learning Outcome 8: the ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems in the following major civil & construction engineering technology disciplines: structural, environmental and water resources, transportation, and construction. (b,d);

Learning Outcome 9: the knowledge of professional practice issues, such as procurement of work, bidding versus quality-based selection processes, and the interactions of design and construction professionals in executing a project. (i, j)

Curriculum

Students in the civil and construction engineering technology program may choose to complete two years of study and earn an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. The AAS degree provides early access to employment in engineering support positions. Upon completion of the AAS degree, the student may continue on for the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (BSAS) degree. This program provides additional coursework, continuing the student’s growth to that of an engineering technologist or designer. Exceptional students may be eligible for enrollment in a Master of Engineering or Master of Business Administration program. Students interested in construction may choose a certificate program in construction management or the Associate of Technical Study degree in construction technology.

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Faculty

The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology Program retains its tradition as a small school in maintaining close contact between its students and faculty. The majority of the Civil & Construction Engineering Technology faculty are licensed professional engineers with a master's or higher academic degree and with many years of industrial experience. The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program also utilizes dynamic part-time faculty who use their expertise and experience to bring the students a real-world education.

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