Civil Engineering Technology
ABET, Inc., (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology; 111 Market Place/Suite 1050/Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.347.7700), is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,700 programs at over 550 colleges and universities nationwide. For more information on accreditation, the ABET criterion or ABET resources, visit www.abet.org.
The ABET accreditation process ensures that each program has a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate and improve the quality of the program. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited civil engineering technology program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession.
In support of Nassau Community College’s mission, the Civil Engineering Technology program offers a curriculum that develops critical thinking skills, fosters all modes of communications, applies college level math and science throughout the technical core courses and develops the technical skills required to enter the engineering workforce. The program strives to instill the paramount importance of life-long learning, the endless pursuit of technical competence and the business ethics required for a professional in any field of engineering.
- EO1 Produce graduates who can function effectively as Civil Engineering technicians for Long Island, New York and surrounding area firms.
- EO2 Produce graduates who will understand the importance of life-long learning and are ready to transfer to Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs to continue their education
- EO3 Produce graduates who can communicate effectively in oral and written at both technical and interpersonal levels. Produce graduates who can effectively work in a team as required by the corporate community.
- EO4 Produce graduates who are aware of ethical and social considerations in industry.
To promote realization of the program objectives, the following outcomes have been designed in concurrence with ABET Criterion 3 describing Program Outcomes and Assessment and Nassau Community College - CIVIL Engineering Technology’s course level assessment matrix. Upon graduation of the program, the students will develop the skills, knowledge and behavior described in the following outcomes.
- PO1a Graduates will develop a working knowledge of AutoCAD sufficient to develop plans, sections and elevations related to buildings, site work and structural details.
- PO1b Graduates will develop a working knowledge of both standard computer software used for office communications, research and data analysis and industry standard software in civil engineering design and analysis;
- PO1c Students shall be able to use the equipment of technology such as surveying and be able to download and manipulate data such as survey data;
- PO2a Graduates will be informed on the importance of continuing their technical education through professional associations, post-degree training and professional educational opportunities;
- PO2b Graduates will have developed math and physics aptitude necessary for critical thinking;
- PO2c Graduates will have developed techniques on how to solve problems in civil engineering technology that incorporate the rigors and implementation of engineering considerations and design;
- PO3a Graduates will develop the skills required to work in teams to complete lab design projects;
- PO3b Graduates will develop the writing skills necessary to demonstrate competency in technical written communication;
- PO3c Graduates will develop the oral presentation skills to disseminate technical information from laboratory and/or design experiences.
- PO3d Graduates will develop the organizational skills to track documents, and verbal, electronic and drafted information to complete lab design projects;
- PO4a Graduates will be informed on the limits to data collection, as well as the engineering responsibility to provide reliable measurement and truthful reporting;
- PO4b Students will be informed of the ethical and social considerations and dilemmas that they may encounter in their professional career. Students will be encouraged to value the diversity of people and ideas.
The faculty members have designed a Continuous Improvement Process that includes assessment of the program outcomes that is guided by the faculty members and includes evaluation, review and voice by all program constituents. Based on the results of the review, recommendations for modifications to selected components of the program will be revised and continually monitored