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Program ContactBeth Ihnatolya
Email Address[email protected]
Office919-866-5334
Degrees & Pathways
  • AAS - Associate in Applied Science
  • Certificates
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About The Program

 

Overview

The Civil Engineering Technology curriculum provides relevant engineering skills and theory needed by technicians to carry out planning, analysis, and supervisory tasks in the design and construction of transportation and utility infrastructure, as well as elements relevant to residential and commercial site design. There are scholarship funds available for this program of study.


Education

Civil Engineering Technology students are introduced to a variety of coursework covering drainage and erosion control, statics and strength of materials, materials testing, site design and site surveying, as well as CAD and GIS software suitable for performing common workplace objectives. Students working in their field of study, with access to equipment and software, may also have opportunities to earn credit for course lab objectives by submitting workplace generated material in lieu of attending scheduled on campus labs. Graduates also have transfer opportunities to pursue B.S. degrees at UNCC (Civil Engineering Technology), ECU (Industrial Technology), and NC A&T (Geomatics).

Software Used: For 2021 SP 

  • ArcGIS Desktop 
  • ArcGIS Pro 
  • AutoCAD 
  • AutoDesk Infrastructure Design Suite w/ Civil 3D 
  • HEC-HMS
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft Project 
  • Pix4Dmapper 
  • Survey Pro 
  • Trimble Positions & TerraFlex 

Software Used: Beginning 2021 FA 

  • ArcGIS Desktop 
  • ArcGIS Pro 
  • AutoCAD 
  • AutoDesk Infrastructure Design Suite w/ Civil 3D 
  • HEC-HMS 
  • Microsoft Excel 
  • Microsoft Project 
  • Pix4Dmapper 
  • Survey Pro 
  • Trimble Positions & TerraFlex
  • ArcGIS Drone2Map 

For more information please contact Beth Ihnatolya at [email protected].


Employment

Graduates in Civil Engineering Technology typically find employment in the field as engineering technicians or engineering specialists, or in the office as a CAD technician or designer. Starting salary range for technicians in this area is typically $34k to $40k per year for a level I, II, or III engineering technician or $42k to $78k per year for a level I or II engineering specialist and can go up to between $57 to $79k per year, depending on position, qualifications and prior work experience. CAD technicians start out at $18/hour and designers at $26.50/hour, but income can be up to $28/hour for technicians and $40.50 for designers depending on qualifications and work experience. This is a field that is in high demand with many opportunities in the private industry and through NCDOT.

Program Contact: Beth Ihnatolya
Email Address: [email protected]
Office Phone: 919-866-5334