Engineering & Construction Technologies

The Environmental Engineering Technology program is a course of study that prepares students to use mathematical and scientific principles to modify, test, and operate equipment and devices used in the prevention, control and remediation of environmental problems and development of environmental remediation devices.

Coursework includes instruction in environmental safety principles, environmental standards, testing and sampling procedures, laboratory techniques, instrumentation calibration, safety and protection procedures, equipment maintenance, and report preparation.


Employment Prospects

Graduates should qualify for technician-level jobs with both public and private engineering, construction, and testing 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 $50,000 to $95,000.

2-Year: Drafters

2-Year: Environmental Engineering Technician

4-Year: Environmental Engineers

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.


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

Tuition* $5,624.00 $19,832.00
Student Activity Fee $175.00 $175.00
Technology Fee $240.00 $240.00
General Education Course fees $0-100.00 $0-100.00
Additional Program fees $0-300.00 $0-300.00
Program Travel fees (optional) $0-1,000.00 $0-1,000.00
Textbooks $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Supplies $200.00 $200.00

*Program credit hours: 74 – $76.00 per credit hour in-state tuition, $268.00 per credit hour out-of-state tuition.


Contact Information

Matthew Sheffield, Coordinator
169 Little Hall