Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

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Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering (Degree)

Civil Engineering (Certificate)


SOUTH   
Associate of Science  (400.2)

This program prepares students to support civil engineers, architects, consulting engineers and contractors in a variety of applications such as structural drafting and design, public works, construction, inspection, transportation, surveying and environmental engineering. Students learn sustainability technology, technical problem solving and material testing which enables them to pursue careers as civil engineering technicians, CAD drafters, construction materials testing, land surveyors and surveying technicians.

 Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:

  1. Prepare civil and structural drawings using two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD software.
  2. Apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials, construction methods and soil mechanics and describe their influence on construction and site development.
  3. Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical esthetic solution to site development.
  4. Utilize surveying and GPS equipment to create construction surveys, boundary surveys, control surveys and mapping.
  5. Demonstrate the application of surveying techniques to highway surveying.
  6. Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will not harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form.

Degree Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 73

First Semester

Course #       

Course Name

Credits

EDD-120

Introduction to Computer-aided Design       

4

EGR-100

Engineering Seminar

1

EGR-110

Engineering Surveying

4

MAT-114

Mathematics for the Technologies 1

4

SET-105 

Technical Computing 

3

 

Humanities Elective

3

 

Total Credits  

19

Second Semester

EDD-121

Computer Asstd Drafting Applications 

4

EGR-111

Route Surveying 

4

ENG-101      

English Composition

3

MAT-116     

 Mathematics for the Technologies 2 

4

PHY-113

Technical Physics 1

3

 

Total Credits

18

Third Semester

CET-201

Materials of Construction

4

EDD-141

Structural Drafting

3

MET-150

Statics

4

PHY-114

Technical Physics 2

3

 

Social Science Elective

3

 

Total Credits

17

Fourth Semester

CET-202

Soils in Construction

4

CET-215

Site Plan Development

4

ENG-103

Technical Communications

3

MET-211

Strength of Materials

4

MET-220

Green & Sustainable Buildings

4

 

 Total Credits   

19

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Civil EngineeringTechnology

(formerly Drafting and/or Surveying)

South 
Certificate (277.1)  

This program prepares students to accurately and technically correct civil engineering drawings. Students learn the fundamentals of surveying, CAD drafting, site planning and development and green or sustainability technology, which enables them to pursue careers as civil CAD drafters and surveying technicians.

Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate will:  

  1. Prepare civil drawings using two-dimensional CAD software; apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials, and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
  2. Apply the knowledge of construction terminology, construction materials and construction methods and describe their influence on site development.
  3. Analyze the physical problems and assets of a building site to produce a logical esthetic solution to site development.
  4. Utilize surveying and GPS equipment to create construction surveys, boundary surveys, control surveys and mapping.
  5. Demonstrate the application of surveying techniques to highway surveying.
  6. Explain the impact of green or sustainable technologies to site plan development in ways that will no harm the environment or deplete natural resources.

See the graduation checksheet for this program in printable PDF form. 

Certificate Requirements

Minimum Credits to Graduate: 31  

First Semester

Course #             

Course Name                                        

  Credit

CET-215

Site Plan Development

4

EDD-120

Introduction to Computer-aided Drafting

4

EGR-110  

Engineering Surveying  

4

MAT-114  

Mathematics for the Technologies 1  

4

 

Total Credits

16

Second Semester

CET-140

Site Plan Drafting

3

CET-201

Materials of Construction

4

EDD-121

Computer Assisted Drafting Applications 

4

EGR-111

Route Surveying

4

 

Total Credits

15

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