Construction Engineering Technology, AAS

Associate of Applied Science in Construction Engineering Technology (299103AAS)

Program Information

The AAS in Construction Engineering Technology program includes classroom and laboratory experiences which prepare students for careers in the construction industry and other allied industries.

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Career Information

Individuals working in the field of construction engineering technology use knowledge of construction methods, business operations, and management skills to support construction projects. They work on residential and commercial buildings, bridges, road dams, wastewater treatment systems, or other similar projects. Common jobs assumed by graduates of this program include but are not limited to:

  • Engineering Technician - use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance.
  • Construction Inspector - ensure that construction, alteration, or repair complies with building codes and ordinances, zoning regulations, and contract specifications.
  • Cost Estimator or Cost Engineer - responsible for creating the budget for a project to bid on it or aid in the project's management. Monitors and analyzes project cost estimates, expenditures, and forecasts.
  • Scheduler - planning and scheduling of construction work and work crew. Gathers and analyzes information to prepare reports on the progress of projects.
  • Field Engineer - Monitors activities at construction sites. Works to ensure construction progresses as scheduled and contract specifications are adhered to. Inspects construction site daily and works with contractors to complete scope items.
  • Project Engineer - Under the supervision of the Project Manager, provides technical support to construction staff. Reviews plans and other technical documents, answers questions regarding the scope and/or timing of the project, and monitors costs and project progress.

Bachelor Degree Program

Upon completion of the Associate of Applied Science in Construction Engineering Technology, a student may enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Construction Engineering Technology (299103BS).

The following information has official approval of the Department of Civil Engineering ​and The College of Engineering and Polymer Science, but is intended only as a supplemental guide. Official degree requirements are established at the time of transfer and admission to the degree-granting college. Students should refer to the Degree Progress Report (DPR) which is definitive for graduation requirements. Completion of this degree within the identified time frame below is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others. The transfer process is completed through an appointment with your academic advisor.

Plan of Study Grid
1st Year
Fall SemesterHours
ENGL:111 English Composition I 3
MATH:154 Technical Mathematics IV 3
COET:129 Professional Topics in Construction (Sch. lab) 1 3
COET:131 Building Construction 1 2
PHYS:261 Physics for Life Sciences I 4
Spring Semester
MATH:255 Technical Calculus I 3
COMM:263 Professional Communications and Presentations 3
COET:125 Statics 3
COET:150 Plan Reading 2 2
ENGL:222 Technical Report Writing 3
2nd Year
Fall Semester
COET:225 Strength of Materials 3
COET:237 Materials Testing I (Sch. lab) 1 2
Site Engineering 1
or Basic Surveying
PHYS:262 Physics for Life Sciences II 4
COET:xxxTechnical Elective 3
Spring Semester
COET:234 Elements of Structures 2 3
COET:238 Materials Testing II 2 2
COET:245 Construction Estimating 2 3
COET:xxxTechnical Elective 3 6
Social Sciences Requirement 3
 Total Hours61

Policy Alert: By the end of your first 48 credit hours attempted, you must have completed your required General Education English, Mathematics, and Communications (Speech) requirements.

Technical Electives

AMET:332Management of Technology Based Operations3
COET:254Building Codes3
COET:226Construction Supervision3
COET:235Construction Inspection3
COET:239Construction Geomechanics3
COET:310Residential Building Construction3
COET:361Construction Formwork3
COET:362Advanced Elements of Structures3
COET:465Heavy Construction Estimating3
COET:471Understanding LEED Guidelines3
COET:489Special Topics in Construction1-3
COET:490Workshop in Construction1-3
COET:498Independent Study in Construction1-3