The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Civil Engineering Technology program at Fairmont State prepares graduates to participate in the planning, analysis, design, construction, operation and maintenance of roadways, airports, tunnels, bridges, water supply and distribution systems, waste collection and treatment systems. The curriculum is a highly flexible 2 + 2 design; once the two-year associate’s degree is earned, graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education with two more years at the baccalaureate level.
ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE IN CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY (ETAC of ABET Accredited): 60 SEM. HRS.
The Associate of Science degree in Civil Engineering Technology provides technical courses in the fundamentals of engineering, surveying, construction materials and methods, computer graphics, civil engineering graphics, construction estimating, structures, and environmental engineering technology. Most of the technical courses provide a combination of lecture and laboratory experiences. In addition, technical courses are underpinned with instruction in mathematics and science, written and oral communication skills, and economics, which are utilized subsequently in the technical courses. Graduates with the Associate of Science degree are qualified for entry-level technical positions in construction, surveying, engineering and architectural firms; local, state and national government, environmental and public health agencies; state departments of transportation and highways; and private business industry.