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Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology - Program Description

The Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology (C&ET) curriculum provides students with a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree that meets the demands of today’s industry.

Students receive hand-on training and the background necessary to be competitive and successful in civil and environmental engineering technology. Flexibility with program electives allows students to study in areas of structural analysis and design, water and wastewater testing and treatment, environmental remediation, geotechnology, construction and project management, surveying, and AutoCADD/REVIT drafting and BIM. Graduates have the opportunity to pursue graduate study.

Students in this Major:

  • Master the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in civil and environmental engineering technology.
  • Select and apply engineering, technology, science, mathematical skills to applications, problemsa and design.
  • Conduct experiments, analyze, interpret, and apply experimental results.
  • Have knowledge of construction and earth materials; their properties, use, manipulation, and testing procedures.
  • Proficient in common water, wastewater, and soil collection and testing procedures.
  • For a full list of student outcomes please visit: www.canton.edu/csoet/cet/mission.html

Accreditation:

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET
415 N. Charles St.
Baltimore, MD 21201
(410) 347-7700

Admission Requirements:

  • 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 not meeting these criteria will be required to take prerequisite math courses.
  • Students with a two-year college degree in a related program area will be evaluated and awarded maximum credit. They must have a minimum grade point average of 2.00. Other transfer students will be evaluated on case-by-case basis.
  • Refer to the table of high school course prerequisites for admission.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 2488)

The following shows the typical course sequence and program requirements.  Course descriptions and full course outlines are also available.  This and other pertinent academic information may also be found in the College Catalog.

Semester I Credits

CONS 101 Elementary Surveying 4
ENGS 101 Intro to Engineering 2
MATH 161 Calculus 4
PHYS 121
PHYS 131
College Physics I (GER 2) OR
University Physics I
3
PHYS 125
PHYS 135
Physics Lab I* OR
University Physics I Lab
1
SOET 116 Intro to Computer Aided Drafting & Design 2
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

CONS 172 Technical Statics 3
ENGL 102 Oral and Written Expression 3
MATH 162 Calculus II 4
PHYS 122
PHYS 132
College Physics II OR
University Physics II
3
PHYS 126
PHYS 136
College Physics II Lab OR
University Physics Lab II
1
  GER (7, 8, or 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester III Credits

CHEM 150 College Chemistry I (GER 2) 4
CONS 203 Advanced Surveying 3
CONS 272 Strength of Materials for Technicians 3
CONS 280 Civil Engineering Materials 3
MATH 263 Calculus III 4
MECH 221 Engineering Materials Lab 1
TOTAL CREDITS 18

Semester IV Credits

CONS 216 Soils in Construction 3
ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers 4
MATH 364 Differential Equations 3
  Program Elective 2-4
  GER (3,4,5, or 6) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15-17

Semester V Credits

CONS 336 Structural Analysis 4
  Program Elective** 4
  Program Elective** 4
Program Elective** 3
General Electives (3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

SOET 250 Intro to 3D CADD And BIM 3
CONS 387 Water and Wastewater Treatment 3
SOET 370 Engineering Economics 3
  General Electives (3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9) 3
  Program Electives** 2-4
  TOTAL CREDITS 13-15

Semester VII Credits

SOET 377 Engineering Ethics 1
  Program Elective** 2-4
  Program Elective** 2-4
  Program Elective** 2-4
  Program Elective** 2-4
TOTAL CREDITS 12-17

Semester VIII Credits

CONS 477 Capstone Project 3
SOET 348 Engineering Safety 1
  Program Elective** 2-4
  Program Elective** 2-4
  Program Elective** 2-4
  TOTAL CREDITS 12-16

* Fulfills writing intensive requirement.

GER=General Education Requirement

** Program Electiives

  • CONS 222 Construction Estimating
  • CONS 285 Engineering Geology
  • CONS 304 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CONS 316 Foundation Design
  • CONS 322 Hydraulics
  • CONS 324 Structural Steel Design
  • CONS 338 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
  • CONS 350 Introduction to GIS
  • CONS 366 Structural Steel Detailing
  • CONS 368 Building Electrical and Mechanical Systems
  • CONS 370 Timber Design
  • CONS 372 Highways and Transportation
  • CONS 385 Hydrology and Hydrogeology
  • CONS 386 Water Quality
  • CONS 387 Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • CONS 472 Advanced Highway Design
  • CONS 432 Civil Drafting and Design
  • CONS 226 Bridge Building
  • CONS 485 Solid Waste Management
  • CONS 487 Water Resources Management
  • AREA 110 Intro to Alternative Energy
  • AREA 320 Exp. and Meas. I
  • AREA 322 Passive Solar Building
  • AREA 340 Geothermal Energy
  • AREA 370 Exp. and Meas. II
  • BIOL 150 College Biology I
  • BIOL 155 College Biology II
  • BIOL 209 Microbiology
  • CHEM 155 College Chemistry II
  • CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 302 Ogranic Chemistry II
  • EADM 201 Fund of Emergeny Mgmt
  • ESCI 320 Weather, Climate and Climate Change
  • LEST 388 Environmental Law
  • MECH 220 Engineering Materials Lecture
  • MECH 340 Thermodynamics
  • MECH 341 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • SOET 352 Advanced REVIT and BIM Managment
  • SOET 430 Systems Analysis
  • MATH 141 Statistics

Note: Civil & Environmental Technology students must meet eight of the ten General Education Requirements and successfully complete the SUNY Canton Computer Competency requirement. Students must also have a 2.0 GPA in order to graduate from the program.

Additional Academic Options

Students in this program often pursue a Minor in Mathematics or Minor in Physics (other Minors are also available).

 

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