Civil Engineering Technology (A.A.S.)

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Civil Engineering Technology program graduates are prepared to enter careers in building design and construction, highway and infrastructure design and construction, and construction management under the supervision of engineers and designers/builders.

Graduates may choose to enter the workforce or continue their education at a four year-college. Many graduates transfer to four-year colleges to obtain advanced degrees in civil engineering technology and related fields.

This program is offered by the Civil, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering Technologies Department.

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Program Highlights

  • The program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Commission (ETAC) of ABET,
  • Coursework also offers training in computer utilization and computer-aided drafting (CAD).
  • The job placement rate after graduation from the Civil Engineering Technology program approaches 100 percent.
  • The Connect You education program at Hudson Valley is designed to give students work experience in their chosen career field while they are still enrolled in classes.

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Career and Transfer Opportunities

Graduates will be qualified to pursue several careers in the Civil Engineering field. Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not. A license is required to exercise direct control of a project and to supervise other civil engineers, civil engineering technologists, and civil engineering technicians.

Recent Civil Engineering Technology program graduates are working as architectural draftspersons, engineering draftspersons, surveyors, construction inspectors, estimators, materials testers, manufacturer's representatives and engineering technicians.

Recent employers include: Atlantic Testing ; BBL Industries; Boswell Engineering; The Chazen Companies; Clough, Harbour & Associates; Creighton Manning; CT Male Associates; D.A. Collins; Dormitory Authority; H2H Associates; LeChase Construction Services; and The Michaels Group.

Some graduates of this A.A.S. program also continue their education at a four-year college or university. Recent graduates have moved on to Rochester Institute of Technology and SUNY Polytechnic.

Salaries vary based on position and degree attainment. Here is the median salary taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (as of 2015): Civil Engineering Technician, $49,260; Surveyor, $58,020; Civil Engineer, $82,220.

The Center for Careers and Transfer offers Career Services and Transfer Services to all students.

For more information regarding this program, please contact:

Dr.  Christine LaPlante
Department Chair
Civil, Construction, Industrial and Mechanical Technologies Department
Hudson Hall, Room 129
(518) 629-7355

Nancy Cole
Secretary I
School of Technology Academic Advisement Center
Lang Technical Building, Room 106
(518) 629-8003

Please allow up to 48 hours for responses during the academic year. During scheduled recesses, allow up to five business days for a response.

For more information about admission to this program, please contact:

Admissions Office
Guenther Enrollment Services Center, Room 223
(518) 629-7309