Civil Engineering Technology
The Civil Engineering Technology program is a course of study that prepares students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to carry out planning, documenting and supervising tasks in sustainable land development and public works and facilities projects.
Coursework includes instruction in the communication and computational skills required for materials testing, structural testing, field and laboratory testing, site analysis, estimating, project management, plan preparation, hydraulics, environmental technology, and surveying.
Civil Engineering Technology graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and surveying agencies.
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 $53,000 to $95,000.
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.**
**Students should contact senior institutions to verify specific transfer requirements.
See Our Facilities
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.
Estimated Program Expenses
|ITEM||IN-STATE COST||OUT-OF-STATE COST|
|Student Activity Fee||$175.00||$175.00|
|General Education Course fees||$0-100.00||$0-100.00|
|Program Travel fee (optional)||$0-1,000.00||$0-1,000.00|
*Program credit hours: 75 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.
Matthew Sheffield, Coordinator
169 Little Hall
Ed Spitler, Distinguished Professor
Chair, Department of Engineering, Construction and Computer Technologies
Coordinator, Geomatics Technology
163 Little Hall