CET Objectives & Outcomes

Relationship of Outcomes to Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

Our program goals are preparing you to:

  • Graduates will be able to function effectively as civil engineering technologists, and in related fields, regionally and nationally.
  • Graduates will be capable of career advancement, professional development, and understanding the importance of life-long learning.
  • Graduates will be able to communicate effectively in oral and written forms at both technical and interpersonal levels and can work in a team as required by the corporate community.
  • Graduates will meet industry expectations in managing ethical, societal, and environmental issues in the practice of civil engineering technology.

Student Outcomes

For the baccalaureate degree, these student outcomes must include, but are not limited to, the following learned capabilities:

  • An ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly-defined engineering technology activities;
  • An ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies;
  • An ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes;
  • An ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives;
  • An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team;
  • An ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems;
  • An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • An understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • An understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity;
  • A knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context; and
  • A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Program Outcomes

Graduates of the associate degree program will, to the extent required to support program educational objectives:

  • Utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
  • Conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
  • Utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
  • Apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

In addition, graduates of the baccalaureate degree program will, to the extent required to support program educational objectives:

  • Plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction;
  • Perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering;
  • Select appropriate engineering materials and practices; and
  • Perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.