Civil Engineering Technology - Introduction

The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering Technology was introduced in fall 1994 and is currently offered on campus during the day and evening for both full-time and part-time students. Prior to the fall of 2010, this was an upper-division, transfer program only. Today, we offer a full four year program, while still meeting the needs of a strong transfer student body. Civil Engineering Technology graduates can expect to find positions in transportation, construction, structural and environmental areas with state and local agencies as well as architectural, civil engineering, and construction companies.

Graduates of the program earn six years of education/experience credit towards licensure in New York State as a Professional Engineer. After graduation, they are eligible to register for the next offering of Part A of the Professional Engineering examination, Fundamentals of Engineering. Structural, transportation and construction are the primary areas of emphasis.

  • Structural
    Students choosing the structural emphasis are most often employed by engineering design firms, by design/build construction firms, or by local, state and federal governments. Coursework is provided in areas of structural analysis, building/structural design, conceptual to final design projects, and finite element analysis.
  • Transportation
    Students choosing the transportation emphasis are most often employed by county or city highway departments, by state or federal departments of transportation or by road/bridge construction contractors. Coursework is provided in structural analysis, transportation planning, design of roadways and bridges, and drainage design.
  • Construction
    Students choosing the construction emphasis are most often employed by design/build firms, construction contractors, and by local, state and federal agencies. Course work is provided in project scheduling, project administration, construction methods and structural analysis.
  • Geotechnical
    Students choosing the geotechnical emphasis are most often employed by consulting firms, testing agencies or laboratories, heavy-civil construction contractors, and in the building and transportation sectors. Coursework is provided in foundation analysis and design, and design of earth structures.


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