Accreditation Information

Accreditation Information

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Civil Engineering Technology is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

 

Student Enrollment and Graduation Data:

 

Civil Engineering Technology, A.A.S.

 

Academic Year 2011-2012 2012-2013 2013-2014 2014-2015 2015-2016
Enrollment 23 28 30 22 24
Graduations 7 5 5 7 4

 

Program Educational Objectives

 

Graduates will demonstrate:

 

  1. Technical competence for the practice of engineering technology in their field; those who transfer to a four-year engineering technology program will demonstrate the ability to perform at least on par with their peers in that program.
  2. Understanding of the importance of life-long learning and continue to expand their knowledge and skills beyond the formal education they received at Gaston College.
  3. The ability to effectively lead, work, and communicate in a professional environment on interdisciplinary teams.
  4. Critical thinking skills in identifying, analyzing and solving engineering technology problems in their field.
  5. Professionalism and high standards of professional ethics.

 

Student Outcomes

Graduates will:

  1. Demonstrate an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of civil engineering technology to narrowly defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Demonstrate an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to civil engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge.
  3. Demonstrate an ability to conduct standard civil engineering technology tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team.
  5. Demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined civil engineering technology problems.
  6. Demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and nontechnical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  10. Use graphic techniques to produce engineering documents.
  11. Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials.
  12. Use modern surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout.
  13. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  14. Estimate material quantities for civil engineering technology projects.
  15. Employ productivity software to solve civil engineering technology problems.