Civil Engineering Technology
What Can I Do With A Major In Civil Engineering Technology?
Civil engineering technology majors learn the technical skills needed to help civil engineers design and construct large projects, such as buildings, roads, dams, bridges, airports and other relevant facilities. Students will learn how to analyze construction sites, use and maintain equipment, draft plans, and write reports. Students in the civil engineering technology program receive an education that stresses the practical application of engineering principles. Students take courses in mathematics, physics, chemistry, engineering mechanics, surveying, CAD, structural design, materials, soils, hydrology and construction. Many of these courses include laboratory activities that demonstrate the hands-on application of classroom concepts.
Based on the rigor of their academic preparation and consequent ability to apply engineering solutions to real-world problems, the graduates of this program are highly sought by industry recruiters. Senior civil engineering technology students are eligible to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (F.E.) Exam which, when combined with the requisite amount of engineering experience, qualifies them to apply for the Professional Engineer (P.E.) Exam.
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Sample of Related Occupations
Building Construction Inspector
Civil Engineering Technician
Construction Project Supervisor
Environmental/Water Quality Technician
Industrial Traffic Manager
Treatment Plant Technician
For additional information on each occupation or any others you may be considering, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook, a nationally recognized source of career information, put together by the U.S. Department of Labor.
Professional Associations & Additional Career Information
American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Concrete Institute
American Congress on Surveying & Mapping
American Society for Testing & Materials
American Society of Civil Engineers
American Water Works Association
Institute of Transportation Engineers
Institution of Civil Engineers
International Society for Soil Mechanics & Geotechnical Engineering
National Groundwater Association
National Society of Professional Engineers
Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
Society of Women Engineers
Structural Engineers Association
Internships, Co-ops and Employment Opportunities
Civil Engineering Technology majors may find experiential opportunities or employment in a number of areas depending on your skills, abilities and experience. Career-related internships and co-op placements are a great avenue to establishing yourself as a qualified candidate for full-time, professional-level career opportunities after graduation.
The following list of employers and job titles shows opportunitites where the employer was specifically looking for civil engineering technology majors. This list is meant to be a resource for further career-related investigation and DOES NOT REFLECT current openings. To look for current openings, please visit Central Connections, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the CACE website here.
Aerotek - Transportation Engineer
Alstom Power, Inc. - Entry Level Field Engineer - Construction Services
American Infrastructure - Estimator, Project Manager
Carlin Contracting Company, Inc. - Project Assistant
Central Area Health Education Center - Youth Health Service Corps and Health Careers Coordinator
Clean Water Action - Global Warming & Clean Energy Internship
Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Engineering Internship
Connecticut Department of Transportation - Engineering Internship, Engineering Co-op
G.E. Engineering - Environment, Health and Safety Internship
Keville Enterprises, Inc. - Scheduler, Construction Supervisor
Michael Baker Corporation - Engineer/Bridge Inspector
Newfield Construction, Inc. - Project Engineer
Northeast Utilities - Summer Engineering Internship
O&G Industries - Project Engineer
Parker Hannifin Corporation - Quality Engineering Co-op
Pratt & Whitney - Manufacturing Engineer
Save The Bay - Engineering Internship
Shuco USA - Quality Control Technician Internship, Engineering Project Manager - Aluminum Division
State of Connecticut Office of Policy and Management - Policy & Planning Internship, Transportation Internship, Energy Internship
Structural Group, Inc. - Project Engineer Internship
Tectonic Engineering & Surveying Consultants, P.C. - Construction Inspector, Resident Engineer
Town of Windsor - Civil Engineering Internship
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Research Assistant, Data Management/Analyst
United Concrete Products, Inc. - Entry Level Engineering Department Assistant/Project Manager, Sales Engineer
Urban Engineers, Inc. - Civil/Structural Inspector, Resident Engineer, Construction Manager, Senior Inspector
Valley Water Systems, Inc. - Civil Engineer