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Civil & Environmental Engineering Technology - Mission, 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 an ability to select and apply knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools in civil and environmental engineering technology to narrowly and broadly-defined engineering technology activities.
  2. Have an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematical (in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, and differential equations), science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles but extensive practical knowledge and applied procedures or methodologies.
  3. Be able to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. Have an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a technical team.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze, and solve (narrowly) broadly-defined engineering technology problems.
  7. 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; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  8. Have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuous professional development.
  9. Have developed an understanding of and have a commitment to address professional, ethical, and diversity issues and responsibilities.
  10. Have knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
  11. Have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

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