Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering Technology – Fairmont State University

The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. The Civil Engineering Technology program at Fairmont State University prepares graduates to participate in the planning, analysis, design, construction, operation and maintenance of roadways, airports, tunnels, bridges, water supply and distribution systems, waste collection and treatment systems. The curriculum is a highly flexible 2 + 2 design; once the two-year associate‘s degree is earned, graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education with two more years at the Bachelor level.

The Associate’s in Civil Engineering Technology provides technical courses in the fundamentals of engineering, surveying, construction materials and methods, computer graphics, civil engineering graphics, construction estimating, structures, and environmental engineering technology.

The Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering Technology degree provides students with a greater emphasis on analysis and design with specialized classes in hydraulics and hydrology, soil mechanics and foundation design, structural analysis and design, water and wastewater systems and construction management, coupled with additional courses in science and mathematics, communication, social science and Graduates with the Bachelor degree are qualified for an entry-level position as a Civil Engineering Technologist in construction, surveying, engineering, and architectural firms; local, state, and national government, environmental and public health agencies; state departments of transportation and highways; and private business industry.  Graduates are eligible to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam (FE) in West Virginia, the first step to becoming a professional engineer.

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