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CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. In practice graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program will: 

  1. Demonstrate a balance of knowledge that encompasses key specialties within the practice of civil engineering technology.
  2. Be competent in applying the principles of civil engineering technology to the planning, development, design, construction, operation and management of both public and private facilities.
  3.  Meet industry expectations in evaluating ethical, societal, and environmental issues in the practice of civil engineering technology.
  4. Practice effective professional communications in formats common to industry practice.
  5. Be capable of career advancement, professional development, and can pursue registration as a professional engineer in the State of Georgia.

Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are statements that describe knowledge and skills acquired by students that complete the program and which prepare them to achieve the educational objectives. The program outcomes are demonstrated by students at or before graduation. Students completing the Civil Engineering Technology program will be able to:   

  1. Conduct analysis and design and prepare engineering drawings (and other appropriate construction documents).
  2. Collect and analyze relevant data from experiments or research for the purpose of developing an engineering decision, design, or layout.
  3. Effectively communicate information in these formats:  written, oral, graphical, and mathematical.
  4. Apply appropriate software to solutions of problems in civil engineering technology applications.
  5. Identify, analyze, and solve civil problems and apply science, mathematics, Engineering and technology in those solutions.
  6. Perform economic analysis and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations, and maintenance of civil systems.
  7. Select appropriate surveying methods for land measurement as applied in the civil engineering technology field.
  8. Participate as productive team leaders (or team members) in defining and solving problems in civil engineering technology.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, continuous improvement, and life-long learning.
  10. Interpret the published ASCE Code of Ethics for engineers and its application in professional practice with emphasis in ensuring safe designs.
  11. Respect diversity, and recognize contemporary professional, societal, and global issues in professional practice.

 

SURVEYING and MAPPING

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. In practice graduates of Surveying and Mapping program will:  

  1. Possess a balance of technical knowledge that encompasses surveying, mapping and land development.
  2. Meet industry expectations for expertise in planning, execution, and development of a survey, site/subdivision design and small-scale map.
  3. Meet industry expectations in evaluating ethical, societal, and environmental issues in the practice of surveying and mapping.
  4. Practice effective professional communications in formats common to industry practice.
  5. Be capable of career advancement, professional development, and can pursue registration as a Professional Land Surveyor in the State of Georgia.

 Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are statements that describe knowledge and skills acquired by students that complete the program and which prepare them to achieve the educational objectives. The program outcomes are demonstrated by students at or before graduation. Students completing Surveying and Mapping program will be able to:    

  1. Implement procedures for the use and care of field equipment.
  2. Apply math, science, and technology in surveying activities.
  3. Perform a boundary survey and preparation of a plat using appropriate Georgia standards and laws.
  4. Perform typical land surveying activities including ALTA, topographic, volume, as-built, control, geodetic, and subdivision surveys.
  5. Design residential subdivisions including lot layout, roads, and drainage.
  6. Perform coordinate calculations on the State Plane Coordinate System and transformations to other coordinate systems.
  7. Identify the surveyor’s role in a land information system (GIS).
  8. Identify careers in surveying and mapping and be committed to the profession and lifelong learning, ethical and safe practices, and respect diversity and societal issues in practice.
  9. Effectively communicate information in these formats:  written, oral, mathematical, and graphical. 
  10. Identify and perform typical surveying business activities including project management, bidding, contracts and overhead.
  11. Function effectively as team members (or team leaders) on multi-disciplinary teams.

 

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives are broad statements that describe career and professional accomplishments that the program prepares graduates to achieve during the first few years following graduation. In practice graduates of the Environmnetal Engineering Technology program will: 

  1. Be competent in applying environmental engineering and science principles to analyze, formulate solutions, design, manage or operate facilities or systems to protect or enhance the environment.
  2. Practice effective professional communications in formats common to industry practice.
  3. Be professional and ethical in practice and work successfully in multi-disciplinary groups.
  4. Continue to pursue lifelong learning and career and professional development.
  5. Pursue Professional Registration in the State of Georgia.

 

 Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes are statements that describe knowledge and skills acquired by students that complete the program and which prepare them to achieve the educational objectives. The program outcomes are demonstrated by students at or before graduation. Students completing Environmnetal Engineering Technology program will be able to: 

  1. Apply knowledge, skills, and modern tools of the discipline for the purpose of making engineering decisions, or producing engineering designs appropriate to broadly defined environmental engineering technology activities.
  2. Analyze and solve environmental engineering problems applying mathematics, chemistry and biological science, and engineering principles.
  3. Conduct, analyze and interpret experiments, and apply experimental results in engineering designs or decisions.
  4. Design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined environmental engineering technology problems appropriate to the program educational objectives.
  5. Participate as productive team members in defining and solving problems in environmental engineering technology.
  6. Analyze, generate, and evaluate alternative solutions to solve environmental engineering problems, and perform economic analysis.
  7. Communicate engineering information effectively in different formats (written reports, graphics, etc, and oral) plus identify and use appropriate technical literature.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. Demonstrate an understanding of ethical, professional and social responsibilities of professionals in the environmental engineering field, including a respect for diversity.
  10. Recognize the impact of environmental engineering technology solutions in a contemporary professional, societal, and global context.
  11. Demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.