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Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology - B. Tech

The Civil & Environmental Technology B. Tech program provides students with real-world experience and skills that will launch them into a career in two growing fields.

What Is Civil Engineering Technology?

SUNY Canton Bridge TeamHave you ever wanted to be part of designing something – the next world’s tallest building, super stadium, or super highway? Have you watched the progress on a new building project in your hometown and wondered what it would be like to be the person in charge of that project? Have you heard in the media about how the nation’s infrastructure is failing and needs to be rebuilt? You could be a part of that – those who enter the Civil Engineering field are responsible for building and maintaining our nation’s infrastructure. You could design and construct:

  • Buildings
  • Roads
  • Dams
  • Bridges
  • Airports
  • Treatment/Disposal Facilities

What is Environmental Engineering Technology

SUNY Canton Bridge TeamHave you ever wanted to play a role in cleaning up the Earth and environment? Have you ever seen the television commercials of third world communities having to drink dirty, contaminated water and wished there was something you could do to help? Do you like different fields of science, math, and engineering? Those who enter the Environmental Engineering field apply the best parts of geology, biology, chemistry, physics, mathemathics, and engineering to improve the natural environment for human consumption and use. Environmental Engineers are responsible for:

  • Quality Testing and Assessment
  • Remediation - Cleanup and Containment
  • Treatment - Drinking Water, Wastewater, Process Water, Air, and Wastes
  • Resource Mangement (e.g. water, minerals, oil/gas)
  • Environmental Regulations (implementation and enforcement)

Industrial Fields/Areas of Study

  • Structural Design (Steel, Reinforced Concrete, Timber)
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Water Resources
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Solid Waste Management
  • Soil and Surface water/Groundwater Remediation

A Promising Career Outlook

Earn a degree that will educate you and prepare you for a career in not one, but two, growing industries that are employable, are experiencing significant growth, have high earning potential, and are exciting fields where you can make a difference and contribution to our society.

  • Growing industries
  • Faster than average job growth
  • Great earning potential
Civil Engineering Field Environmental Engineering Field
20% Growth 15% Growth
Mean Annual Income of $79,340 Mean Annual Income of $80,890

Employment statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014-2024 Occupational Outlook Handbook. Additional information is available for both civil engineering and environmental engineering fields.

 

Employment opportunities include:

  • Civil/Structural/Environmental/Construction Engineering
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Structural Designer and Detailer
  • Assistant Project Manager/Engineer/ Environmental Engineer
  • Surveyor
  • Environmental Technologist
  • QC Engineering Technologist
  • Groundwater Engineer
  • Municipal Water/Wastewater Treatment Plant Operator
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Construction Project Estimator
  • Construction Inspectors
  • Residential & Commercial/General Contractor

Benefits of an Applied, Industry Driven Curriculum:

  • Classes and labs are interactive and fun.
  • Immediately after graduation you can start your career.
  • You can hit the ground running when you start your career – advancing yourself sooner to a higher earning potential.

Admission Requirements:

  • Candidates must have a minimum of a high school diploma or high school equivalent.
  • Freshmen will meet all general admission requirements to SUNY Canton.
  • Students should have completed four years regents level high school math and be ready for Pre-Calculus (MATH 123) and College Physics I (PHYS 121/125). Students does not meeting these criteria will be required to take prerequisites in math.
  • Students who graduate with a two year college degree in a program related area will be evaluated and awarded maximum credit to enable him/her to complete the (B. Tech) degree in two years. They must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Transfer students from community colleges, universities or other institutions of higher learning with some coursework completed will be evaluated on case-by-case basis. Minimum grades of "C" for transfer provided the content is comparable tothat offered at SUNY Canton.
  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.

» Program and Curriculum Overview

 

Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
Adrienne Rygel, Ph.D.
Department Chair
315-386-7163
rygela@canton.edu

Fall Enrollment Trends
  FT PT Total
2015 25 0 25
2014 19 0 19
2013 23 1 24
2012 29 1 30
2011 16 0 16

*Graduate rates are unavailable as the program is too new.

Degrees Conferred
  Total
2014-15 6
2013-14 3
2012-13 5
2011-12 1
2010-11 -