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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 AutoCAD/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, problems 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 123 Pre-Calculus Algebra 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 Statics2 3
ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word 3
MATH 161 Calculus I1 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 (3,4,5,6,7, 8, or 9)3 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 Technicians2 3
CONS 275 Strength of Materials Lab 3
CONS 280 Civil Engineering Materials 3
MATH 162 Calculus II1 4
  TOTAL CREDITS 18

Semester IV Credits

CONS 216 Soils in Construction 3
CONS 322 Hydraulics 4
MATH 364 Differential Equations1 3
  Program Elective 3
  GER (3,4,5,6,7,8,9)3 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester V Credits

CONS 336 Structural Analysis 3
SOET 250 Intro to 3D CADD And BIM 3
  CONS Course4 (CONS 386 or CONS 385) 4
  Program Elective6 4
  GER (3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9)3 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 17

Semester VI Credits

CIVL 339 Structural Analysis Lab 1
CONS 387 Construction Management 3
ECON 370 Engineering Economics 3
  CONS Course4 (CONS 387 or CIVL 384) 3
  Program Elective6 3
  Design Elective5 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VII Credits

SOET 377 Engineering Ethics 1
  CONS Course4 (CONS 385 or CONS 386) 3
  GER (3,4,5,6,7,8 or 9)3 (UD for Env. Eng. path) 4
  Program Elective6 3
  Program Elective6 2
  TOTAL CREDITS 13

Semester VIII Credits

CONS 477 Capstone Project 3
SOET 348 Engineering Safety 1
  CONS Course4 (CIVL 384 or CONS 387) 4
  Program Elective6 3
  Program Elective6 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 14

1 MATH: If a student enters the program at Calculus I, they will take Calculus I, Calculus II, Differential Equations and a fourth math class of their choosing and with advisement.

2 Structural Foundation Classes: Students may take ENGS 201 Statics in place of CONS 172 and ENGS 203 Engineering Strength of Materials in place of CONS 272. NOTE that ENGS 201 and ENGS 203 may not be offered in like semesters to CONS 172 and CONS 272 and this substitution may alter program course sequencing.

GER = General Education Elective: Students must accomplish 7 separate GER categories: GER 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,8, or 9. Depending on Program Elective selection students may need to take one or more 300/400 level GER courses in order to reach 45 upper division credits.

4 CONS Course: Four (4) courses are required by all students in the program. These courses are: CIVL 384 Engineering Geology, CONS 385 Hydrology & Hydrogeology, CONS 386 Water Quality, and CONS 387 Water & Wastewater Treatment. They are being referred to as CONS Courses because they will be offered on a rotational basis, every other year, depending on enrollment.

5 Design Elective: All students must take at least one civil structural design course (CONS 304, CONS 324, or CONS 370).

Program Electives: A list of approved Program Electives is provided below. Students wanting to focus more on structural civil engineering technology must take a total of 6 Program Electives and are strongly advised to take CONS 222. Students wanting to focus on environmental engineering technology must take a total of 5 Program Electives, two of which must be CHEM 155 and BIOL 150, and they are strongly advised to take CONS 350 and MATH 141. It's advised that CHEM 155 be taken in Semester 4, if possible and that BIOL 150 be taken in Semester 5 or sooner if possible. Students must be sure that enough 300/400 level courses are taken to fulfill the minimum requirement of 45 upper division courses. Students focusing on environmental engineering will likely have to take a 300-/400-level GER. Course selection must be under advisement of and with approval of the assigned academic program advisor or program coordinator.

Approved Program Electives

  • CIVL 381 Introduction to Architectural Engineering
  • CIVL 480 Co-op in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology
  • CIVL 3XX
  • CIVL 4XX
  • CMGT 200 Building Codes and Commercial Print Reading
  • CMGT 300 Construction Management
  • CMGT 301 Scheduling and Planning
  • CMGT 304 Light Construction
  • CMGT 305 Heavy Construction
  • CMGT 308 Renewable and Sustainable Materials
  • CMGT 322 Commercial Estimating 1
  • CMGT 323 Commercial Estimating 2
  • CMGT 389 Construction Contracts and Law
  • CMGT 403 Operations Management
  • CMGT 406 Value Engineering
  • CMGT 410 Construction Layout
  • CONS 111 Commercial Structures
  • CONS 112 Wood Structures
  • CONS 222 Construction Estimating
  • CONS 226 Bridge Building
  • CONS 304 Reinforced Concrete Design
  • CONS 316 Foundation Design
  • 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 375 Structural Engineering Design
  • CONS 432 Civil Drafting and Design
  • CONS 472 Advanced Highway Design
  • CONS 485 Solid Waste Management
  • CONS 486 Soil and Groundwater Remediation
  • CONS 487 Water Resources Management
  • CONS 3XX
  • CONS 4XX
  • AREA 110 Intro to Alternative Energy
  • AREA 210 Sustainable Building
  • AREA 310 Biofuels
  • AREA 320 Exp. and Meas. I
  • AREA 322 Passive Solar Building
  • AREA 324 Sustainable Contruction
  • AREA 340 Geothermal Energy
  • AREA 370 Exp. and Meas. II
  • BIOL 150 College Biology I
  • BIOL 209 Microbiology
  • CHEM 155 College Chemistry II
  • CHEM 301 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 302 Organic Chemistry II
  • EADM 201 Fund of Emergency Management
  • ENGS 102 Programming for Engineers
  • LEST 388 Environmental Law
  • MATH 141 Statistics
  • MATH 341 Statistics II
  • MATH 351 Discrete Mathematics
  • MATH 361 Linear Algebra
  • MATH 371 Graph Theory
  • MATH 401 Real Analysis
  • MATH 461 Advanced Calculus I
  • MECH 301 Technical Dynamics
  • MECH 341 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
  • MECH 342 Thermodynamics
  • SOET 314 Advanced CADD
  • SOET 352 Advanced REVIT and BIM Managment
  • SOET 353 Advanced Building Information Model (BIM) 2
  • SOET 374 Industrial Management
  • SOET 400 Technical Communications
  • SOET/BSAD 430 Systems Analysis

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