Construction Engineering Technology Associate in Applied Science
This program prepares students for limited site supervision, contracting, estimating, scheduling and assistant project management in a construction office.
Graduates of the Construction Engineering Technology associate degree will be prepared with the technical skills necessary to enter careers with construction companies, highway departments, contractors, and architectural and engineering firms. Graduates will have gained knowledge in the building, operation and maintenance of buildings and infrastructure and will be equipped with the ability to utilize basic construction documents to participate in construction activities. Students will be prepared for limited site supervision, estimating, scheduling and assistant project management in a construction office.
Acceptable placement test score(s), plus high school diploma or GED.
Type of Program
Day or evening
Graduates are prepared to take the South Carolina General Contractors and the South Carolina Residential Contractors exams. Students must have one year of work experience under a licensed contractor. It is advised to review eligibility requirements with the LLR.
The CET program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, https://www.abet.org/.
Construction companies, estimating firms, highway departments, builders, architectural/engineering firms
Graduates may continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science degree at Clemson University or at four-year institutions offering Bachelor of Engineering Technology programs. Students interested in transferring should take University Transfer courses and meet with their advisor for assistance.
Visit our web page at https://www.gvltec.edu/cet/.
Listed below is the ideal grouping of courses in order by semester. This plan assumes a full-time schedule. Note, however, that many variables can affect this plan, and not every course is offered every semester. Please see your advisor to map out your own personalized progression toward graduation.
Note: Please contact your advisor for recommended evening schedules.
|AET 105||Construction Documents||3|
|AET 110||Architectural Graphics I||3|
|CET 120||Construction Materials||3|
|COL 105||Freshman Seminar||3|
|ENG 101||English Composition I*||3|
|MAT 110||College Algebra*||3|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
|AET 101||Building Systems I||3|
|AET 103||International Building and Residential Codes||3|
|CET 103||Construction Surveying||2|
|PHY 201||Physics I*||4|
|EGR 130||Engineering Technology Applications and Programming (preferred)||3|
|or CPT 170||Microcomputer Applications|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking*||3|
|Total Semester Hours||18|
|MAT 111||College Trigonometry*||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Introduction to Sociology*|
|Humanities elective (ART 101 recommended)||3|
|Total Semester Hours||9|
|CET 115||Mechanical & Electrical Systems||2|
|CET 230||Construction Management||3|
|CET 232||Construction Estimating I||4|
|EGR 194||Statics and Strength of Materials||4|
|Total Semester Hours||13|
|AET 127||Building Information Modeling (or department head-approved elective)||3|
|CET 220||Concrete and Steel Design||3|
|CET 236||Computerized Construction Estimating||4|
|CET 238||Construction Planning & Scheduling||2|
|CET 254||Construction Senior Project||5|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|Total Required Credit Hours||75|