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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

CAD Specialist

Civil Engineering Technician

Construction Project Supervisor


Environmental/Water Quality Technician

Head Estimator

Industrial Traffic Manager


Land Surveyor

Sales-Construction (Equipment-Supplies)

Structural Technician


Treatment Plant Technician

Urban/Regional Planner

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 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 opportunities 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 College Central Network, CCSU's online job, internship, and co-op database, on the Career Success Center website here.

Aerotek - Transportation Engineer

Alstom Power, Inc. - Entry Level Field Engineer - Construction Services

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

Eversource - Summer Engineering Internship

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

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