2015-2016 College Catalog 
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2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering Technology, A.S.

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Degree Code: A80

Associate in Science

Program Coordinator: Diba Khan-Bureau - 860-215-9443

This program prepares students with skills necessary for employment as civil engineering technicians with consulting firms, testing laboratories, utilities, and local, state and federal government agencies. Emphasis is placed on such tasks as: surveying, materials testing, drafting, construction inspection, design and erection of structures, transportation, water supplies and sewage treatment.

Civil Engineering Technology Curriculum Requirements

Prerequisites to the Program

Total: 10.5

Semester II

Total: 17.5

Semester III

Total: 20

Semester IV

Total: 19


° Course has a prerequisite. Students should check course description.

† Any CIV* or ENV* course (STRONGLY recommend CIV*, ENV*, GIS* K146 - Introduction to GIS  as a Semester III elective). Other courses include BIO* K121 , CHE* K111 , ARC* K214 , ARC* K241 /ARC* K241L  (3.5 credits), any CAD* course (except CAD* K106 /CAD* K107  which is required), or MEC* course with the permission of the Program Coordinator.

* Indicates common course numbering within Connecticut Community College system.

Students should consult with their academic advisor regarding the minimum number of credits to be taken at TRCC and limits on non-traditional credits.  25% of TRCC degree requirements must be completed with TRCC coursework.  Up to 50% of degree requirements can be fulfilled with non-traditional credit.  Non-traditional credit includes CLEP/DSST exams, Credit by Exam, APL credit, and Military credit.   

Grand Total: 67

Civil Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Objectives

Graduates of the program in Civil Engineering Technology will:

  1. be qualified to make technical and creative contributions in the civil engineering field and find employment in design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment in the practice of civil engineering technology.
  2. have an appreciation for the need to be lifelong learners.
  3. demonstrate professionalism and a sense of societal and ethical responsibility in their professional endeavors.
  4. engage in professional development or study in a four-year program to pursue flexible career paths amid future technological changes.

Civil Engineering Technology, Associate in Science Degree Program Outcomes

By the time of graduation, students in the Civil Engineering Technology program will:

  1. practice the skills needed to work effectively in teams and as an individual.
  2. demonstrate the ability to use appropriate mathematical, computational and technical-thinking skills needed for civil engineering technology applications.
  3. Combine oral, technical and written communication skills to present and exchange information effectively and communicate design solutions.
  4. know of a professional code of ethics
  5. describe concepts relating to design, construction, operation or maintenance, infrastructure, policy, processes and continuous improvement.
  6. describe how the concepts of planning, design, construction operation or maintenance of the built environment and global infrastructure affect evaluation of analysis, policies and decision making.
  7. illustrate an ability to think critically and identify, evaluate and solve complex civil engineering technological problems;
  8. demonstrate technical and provide practical applications in problem and solutions; and communicate solutions technically and effectively.
  9. recognize actions and acts of professionalism that allow them to become informed and participating citizens cognizant of ethics, civic duty and social responsibility.
  10. recognize the need to be lifelong learners.

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