Civil Engineering Technology
engineering technologists help civil engineers to plan and build
highways, buildings, bridges, dams, wastewater treatment systems,
and other structures, and to do related research. Some estimate
construction costs and specify materials to be used, and some may
even prepare drawings or perform land-surveying duties. Others may
set up and monitor instruments used to study traffic conditions.
Civil engineering technologists often work in support of civil
engineering activities including designing bridges, highways or large
complexes. They may assist in overseeing or monitoring construction,
evaluating materials quality, reviewing surveying or mapping, or
handling cost estimates and budgets.
interested in a career in civil engineering technology should consider
reviewing engineering technology programs that are accredited by ABET,
Inc. However, there are many ET programs not yet accredited by ABET, so
check with your local community college or university for more
information. If you choose to attend a program that is not ABET
accredited, you should be sure that the university is regionally accredited. Students take courses such as properties and strength
of materials, construction methods and materials, structural design,
structural analysis, and hydraulics and land development.
Society of Civil Engineers