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Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology - Program Mission, Program Educational Objectives, and Student Outcomes

Program Mission

Our mission is to provide students with the expertise, knowledge, and practical industry skills that will make them successful in the field of Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology after graduation and capable of continued growth either through professional development or continued graduate education.

The Civil and Environmental Technology (C&ET) Program is committed to achieving key Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) and Student Outcomes (SOs). These operational objectives and outcomes provide the basis from which the program assures the integrity of the academic program and the capabilities of its graduates. They are listed as follows:

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Upon completion of the requirements of the Civil and Environmental Technology program, the graduate will be able to find satisfying work as a technologist in the Civil or Environmental Engineering fields and, with experience, advance to management level positions in this area.
  2. Graduates of the Civil and Environmental Technology program are prepared academically to continue on a track towards related graduate degree programs at reputable institutions.
  3. Graduates will have developed the personal and academic skills required to pursue lifelong learning in, and beyond, the chosen major.

Student Outcomes (SOs)

Graduates of the Civil and Environmental Technology program will…

  1. Have the appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in civil and environmental engineering technology.
  2. Have an ability to select and apply engineering, technology, science, mathematical skills (in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations) to engineering and technology applications and analytical problems.
  3. Be able to conduct experiments, analyze, and interpret experimental results, and apply experimental results to improve existing technologies or applications.
  4. Demonstrate a thorough knowledge of common construction and earth materials; their properties, use, manipulation, and proper testing procedures.
  5. Be proficient in the use of common water, wastewater, and soil collection and testing procedures; be able to analyze and interpret analytical data that relates to environmental engineering problems.
  6. Have knowledge of the mechanics and methods of structural and environmental design; and ability to perform standard analysis, practice, and design in structural and environmental design.
  7. Have an ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team.
  8. Employ logical and concise analytical techniques to solve technical problems.
  9. Be able to communicate effectively and professionally in a non-technical environment and civil engineering technology, environmental engineering technology, or construction environments through proper use of verbal, written, and graphical techniques.
  10. Have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
  11. Have developed an understanding of and have a commitment to address professional, ethical, and diversity issues and responsibilities; and a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  12. Have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.
  13. Demonstrate the capability to develop engineering drawings for construction projects and site maps for site investigations and projects.
  14. Be proficient in the use of surveying equipment to collect data, to lay out projects, and to solve engineering problems.
  15. Plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction.
  16. Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering, utilizing appropriate principles, hardware, and software.


Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology
Adrienne Rygel, Ph.D.
Department Chair