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Butte College 2016-2017 Catalog. Program details:

Civil Engineering Technology

Career/Technical
AS Degree in Civil Engineering Technology
Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering Technology Program
Francesco Madaro, Advisor (530) 895-2545
Department Office: AHPS 251 (530) 895-2531
Counseling and Advising: (530) 895-2378

About the Program
The Civil Engineering Technology program is designed to prepare students to enter the world of Civil Engineering Technologists or Technicians. The program has sufficient breadth to include surveying, map drafting, and computer aided drafting (CAD). After completion of the two-year program, the student will be prepared to enter civil engineering technology at the entry level.

To be successful in this program it is desirable that students have background in math through intermediate algebra, physics, and science. A year or more of high school drafting is a plus. Students should be prepared for a rigorous two-year training program.

Students who are still enrolled in high school and considering a career as a civil engineering technologist or technician are encouraged to take classes in math, drafting and computer science.

Career Opportunities
Students who compete this program will be able to serve on a field survey crew, work in an engineering office, and prepare maps for recordation. Students will be able to prepare maps with both conventional drafting instruments and with the help of the computer (CAD).

In every constituency there exists a need for trained engineering technicians and technologists. The information in this course of study is used daily in most public works departments in all counties and in all engineering offices in the state.

Gainful Employment Information
Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology:
www.butte.edu/curriculum/gainful-employment/0132200CA.html



To obtain an Associate's degree, students must complete both the major requirements and the graduation requirements listed at the beginning of the Career and Technical Education Programs section of that catalog.

Note that some courses have a prerequisite (P), corequisite (C), or both (P/C). Prerequisites and corequisites are listed within each course description in that catalog.


AS Degree in Civil Engineering Technology 60 Units Minimum

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the history, functions, and types of engineering.
  • Use survey equipment to measure and record angles and distances in the field.
  • Identify the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties and the applications of the materials commonly used in engineering practice.
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize data in a professional report.
Required courses for the major: 26 Units

ENGR 3 Plane Surveying I Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGR 4 Plane Surveying II Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3
MATH 20 Trigonometry Has prerequisite(s)3


Certificate of Achievement in Civil Engineering Technology 20 Units

Student Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
  • Describe the history, functions, and types of engineering.
  • Use survey equipment to measure and record angles and distances in the field.
  • Identify the physical, mechanical, and chemical properties and the applications of the materials commonly used in engineering practice.
  • Collect, analyze, and summarize data in a professional report.
Required courses for the certificate:
ENGR 3 Plane Surveying I Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGR 4 Plane Surveying II Has prerequisite(s)3
MATH 20 Trigonometry Has prerequisite(s)3
ENGL 2 Reading and Composition Has prerequisite(s)3

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