Civil engineering technology alum Nicole Perry works as a civil engineer supervisor for PennDOT. Check out her Q&A and video interview.
Degree Programs in Civil Engineering Technology
Civil engineers plan, design, inspect and rehabilitate the infrastructure upon which our survival depends, as well as protect the public from natural hazards. You can work in the field collecting environmental data, laying out and managing construction, studying traffic flow and inspecting deteriorated facilities.
If you prefer the laboratory, you can evaluate material properties and clean drinking water, and treat human and industrial waste. Or you can work in the office with advanced computer software to plan and design malls, industrial parks, buildings, bridges, flood control and transportation facilities. With our leading-edge software, laboratory equipment and course content, you'll be well prepared for any of these careers.
Students whose career goals do not require a Bachelor of Science degree may earn an Associate in Science degree with a major in civil engineering technology. All of the course work in the A.S. degree program directly transfers to the B.S. degree, allowing students additional flexibility if their needs change in the future.
Point Park University's Bachelor of Science degree program in civil engineering technology is fully accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org) and prepares graduates to work productively as civil engineers in industry or government or to earn advanced degrees. Graduates of the program are eligible to pursue licensure as professional engineers in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and most other states.
Civil engineering project manager
Graham Ferry earned a B.S. in civil engineering technology.
Civil Engineering Technology Club
The CET club at Point Park finished second in a concrete horseshoe competition in 2012. Learn more.
Subject to the review of the faculty, incoming students may receive credit for previous course work at comparable institutions or for technical experience gained on the job. Agreements with other local institutions allow Point Park students to register for courses that are offered elsewhere, giving them the opportunity to pursue subjects not taught on campus during a particular term.
A full schedule of evening and weekend classes gives a student in the Civil Engineering Technology program the ability to earn a four-year degree while working full time during the day. The University has a long history of educating part-time working students and offers them additional resources and assistance through their Office of Graduate and Adult Enrollment.
Students in the Civil Engineering Technology program gain a solid theoretical foundation of mathematics and science as the basis for their study of required technical courses in structures, hydraulics, surveying, environmental protection, transportation, and materials. Many of the science and technology courses supplement their lectures with laboratory experiences using equipment typical of that found in industry, ensuring that graduates of the program are familiar with current technical practices and are able to apply theory to real-world situations.
Internships, which may carry University credit, are available with local companies for students who wish to obtain work experience during their studies.
With a degree in civil engineering technology, you will have the option to pursue various career opportunities, such as:
- Structural Engineer
- Geotechnical Engineer
- Senior Estimator
- Construction Manager
- Environmental Engineer
- Highway Designer
- Waste Manager
- Bridge Inspector
- Construction Inspector
Graduates of Point Park's civil engineering technology program have gone on to work for various companies including:
- Michael Baker Corporation
- SAI Consulting
- David E. Wooster and Associates, Inc.
- Bridges and Company
- GAI Consulting, Inc.
- L.R. Kimball
- CDI Infrastructures
- FedEx Ground
- Tri-State Design and Development