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Civil Engineering Technology

Program Codes: CET.AAS
Associate in Applied Science

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Civil Engineering Technology graduates find employment opportunities in the design, construction and inspection of airports, bridges, water treatment systems, dams, railroads and highway planning and maintenance. Specific job responsibilities include computer-aided design/drafting, material testing, site surveying and cost estimating. Students have several choices with this major. Students can earn the A.A.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. The emphasis in this program is on practical applications that provide students with skills that can be used on the job as civil engineering technicians.

Program Outcomes:


Graduates of the Program will be able to meet the following:

  • ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  • ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
  • ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments;
  • ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  • ability to analyze, solve and design solutions for well-defined problems;
  • ability to apply written, oral and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  • understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  • understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity;
  • a commitment to quality, timelines and continuous improvement;
  • utilize principles, hardware and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates and other documents related to civil engineering;
  • conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
  • utilize surveying methods for land measurement and/or construction layout; and
  • apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
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Recommended Course Sequence

Below are required courses and recommended course groupings and sequences for program completion. Courses may have prerequisite and corequisite requirements. Check course descriptions for details.

Semester I

Semester 2

Semester III


Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Humanities (GE HUM).



Choose one course designated in the course descriptions as General Education Social Science (GE SS).

Semester IV

Total Credits 64

Contact Information

Engineering Technologies

Contact Name: Associate Professor Thomas Sabol, department chair
Contact Phone: 732.906.2586
Contact Email: TSabol@middlesexcc.edu
Department Web: https://www.middlesexcc.edu/engineering-technologies/

Frequently Asked Questions

Can students transfer to a four-year college or university?

Students may choose to participate in the Joint Admissions Program with the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Many other four-year colleges and universities will apply some or all of the courses taken toward a bachelor’s degree.

What will students learn if they study Civil Engineering Technology?

Students acquire a foundation in communications, calculations, and engineering principles along with the specifics of civil engineering. All technical courses provide a balance between theory and practice.

Are there any requirements students must satisfy before taking courses in the major?

Algebra I is a prerequisite for all majors. Algebra I competency may be verified with a passing score on the College’s placement test or completion of the appropriate. Students must also have a grade of “C” or better in high school algebra II and geometry.

How long will it take to complete this degree?

Once students complete developmental coursework (if needed), the degree can be completed in two years of full-time study. They can shorten the amount of time by taking courses in the summer and winter sessions. They can complete the Certificate in three semesters.

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