Engineering & Construction Technologies


The engineering and construction technologies fields are challenging and well-paying and have evolved into high-tech industries. There are numerous employment and transfer opportunities for graduates with an Associate in Applied Science degree in the engineering and construction technologies program area.


Our Programs

We offer 1-year certificates, 2-year Associate in Applied Science degrees and several transfer opportunities in various program areas enabling individuals to enter the workforce in the civil engineering, environmental engineering, surveying, construction or architectural fields.

You will be provided with current technology and comprehensive training. All aspects of our programs are taught using a combination of classroom instruction with hands-on application.

Architectural Technology

Civil Engineering Technology

Environmental Engineering Technology

Geomatics Technology

Construction Management Technology **NEW for Fall 2022**

Building Construction Technology **NEW for fall 2022**


Employment Prospects

Overall, the demand for engineering technologies graduates within the U.S. is very strong and should continue to grow. Improvement and updating of infrastructure along with a strong construction market will result in more jobs for two-year technicians in the years to come.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the annual median pay (2019) for the following 2-year and 4-year engineering technologies related occupations between about $45,000 to $95,000.

2-Year: Civil Engineering Technician

2-Year: Drafters

2-Year: Environmental Engineering Technician

2-Year: Surveying or Mapping Technician

4-Year: Architects

4-Year: Civil Engineers

4-Year: Environmental Engineers

4-Year: Surveyors

4-Year: Cartographers and Photogrammetrists

4-Year: Construction Managers

Transfer Opportunities

Our Engineering and Construction Technologies graduates have several transfer opportunities available. Graduates may pursue 4-year degrees in Architectural Technology & Design, Civil Engineering Technology, Construction Management, Geomatics (Surveying) and Sustainable Building Systems. These 4-year degree opportunities are available through the following North Carolina universities.**

Appalachian State University – Architectural Technology & Design

Appalachian State University – Construction Management

Appalachian State University – Sustainable Building Systems

East Carolina University – Construction Management

East Carolina University – Design: Architectural Technology Concentration

UNC Charlotte – Civil Engineering Technology

UNC Charlotte – Construction Management

NC A&T University – Geomatics

**Students should contact senior institutions to verify specific transfer requirements.

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Most Engineering classes are held in Little Hall. Click on this building on our Virtual Tour and see the Wellard Technology Center, Byerly Auditorium, our Drafting Lab, the Engineering Lab, and the building exterior.

Contact Information

Ed Spitler, Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Engineering, Construction and Computer Technologies
Coordinator, Geomatics Technology
Coordinator, Building Construction Technology
163 Little Hall

Matt Sheffield, Professor
Coordinator, Civil Engineering Technology
Coordinator, Environmental Engineering Technology
170 Little Hall

Lindsay McManamon, Associate Professor
Coordinator, Architectural Technology
Coordinator, Construction Management Technology
Coordinator, Engineering & Construction Technologies Enrollment and Support
167 Little Hall

Ginny Ferguson
Coordinator, Instructional Support
Coordinator, Student Engagement
114 Steed Hall

Mike Sassano, Adjunct Faculty
Coordinator, Tutoring
153 Little Hall