About this Bachelor's Degree

The Construction Engineering Technology (BCT) program is committed to producing graduates who possess the necessary skills to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks at the office and in the field. The graduates’ critical thinking, discipline and work ethics will be such that a short period of training and work experience will allow them to move into managerial positions.

Program Objective

Graduates possess the necessary skills, critical thinking, discipline and work ethics to enter the A/E/C industry fully capable of performing entry-level tasks consistent with the expectations of employers.

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Student Learning Outcomes / Program Objectives

  •  BCT students will have an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of their disciplines to broadly-defined engineering technology activities. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'a')
  • BCT students will have an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'b')
  • BCT students will have an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'c')
  • BCT students will have an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly-defined engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'd')
  • BCT students will have an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'e')
  • BCT students will have an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly-defined engineering technology problems. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'f')
  • BCT students will have an 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. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'g')
  • BCT students will have an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'h')
  • BCT students will have an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'i')
  • BCT students will have a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'j')
  • BCT students will have a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement. (ETAC-ABET General Criteria 'k')
  • BCT graduates will utilize techniques that are appropriate to administer and evaluate construction contracts, documents, and codes. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'a')
  • BCT graduates will estimate costs, estimate quantities, and evaluate materials for construction projects. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'b')
  • BCT graduates will utilize measuring methods, hardware, and software that are appropriate for field, laboratory, and office processes related to construction. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'c')
  • BCT graduates will apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to construction engineering. (ETAC-ABET Associate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'd')
  • BCT graduates will produce and utilize design, construction, and operations documents. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'e')
  • BCT graduates will perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, and maintenance of systems associated with construction engineering. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'f')
  • BCT graduates will select appropriate construction materials and practices. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'g')
  • BCT graduates will apply appropriate principles of construction management, law, and ethics. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'h')
  • BCT graduates will perform standard analysis and design in at least one sub-discipline related to construction engineering. (ETAC-ABET Baccalaureate Degree Program Specific Criteria 'i')
  • The Construction Engineering Technology program will use the "retention of all students enrolled by academic program" data available on the Institutional Research website to track the percentage of students retained or graduated 1 year later. Retention data will include both "retained in original academic program" and "degree already awarded in original program" data.  (SACS Requirement for Student Achievement).