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Civil Engineering Technology (150201)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


The Civil Engineering Technology program (CET) uses classroom and laboratory experiences to provide students technical, computer aided drafting skills, which will prepare them for careers in the environmental field, surveying, construction management, design, and testing.

• ENG 101 or ENG 160 or equivalent test scores
• MAT 101 or equivalent test scores

In the Real World

Civil engineering technicians assist civil engineers and general contractors in the planning, design, and construction of highways, bridges and utilities. They also facilitate the planning, design, and building of commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?

Learning Goals/Objectives

Graduates will:
• Utilize CAD software to complete property survey project and characterize pertinent details according to industry standards.
• Determine the different soils parameters needed for design such as: classify soil type, perform density and moisture content testing, calculate the earth pressures and determine the safe bearing capacity of the soils to support structures, and determine the resulting settlements due to building loads.
• Characterize civil engineering environmental factors: determine the feasibility of building a water reservoir to supply water to community, design the reservoir volume and height of the dam, determine the parameters for clean water and identify the different contaminations and their sources, evaluate the efficiency of water and sewer treatment plants, design the drinking water-sanitary sewer-storm sewer distribution systems, design storm detention ponds due to runoff from certain design storms.
• Determine the parameters of earthwork construction, production rates for heavy construction equipment, determine the rental rates for this equipment, evaluate proper management of projects utilizing the Critical Path Method (CPM), and competitively bid an actual earthwork project.

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