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 Associate in Applied Science 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
Students planning to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree in engineering are strongly urged to utilize Greenville Technical College’s academic advising services. The transfer process for specific career pathways is very specific and leaves little opportunity for error in choosing classes. It is very important that students discuss curriculum and transfer requirements with their assigned academic advisor and with a transfer advisor at the four-year institution of their choice. It is most beneficial to the student if these discussions begin as soon as the choice to transfer to a four-year institution has been made.
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.
|COL 105||Freshman Seminar||3|
|AET 110||Architectural Graphics I||3|
|AET 105||Construction Documents||3|
|MAT 110||College Algebra||3|
|CET 120||Construction Materials||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|CET 103||Construction Surveying||2|
|ENG 101||English Composition I||3|
|AET 101||Building Systems I||3|
|PHY 201||Physics I||4|
|AET 103||International Building/Residential Codes||3|
|Total Semester Hours||15|
|EGR 130||Engr Tech Applications & Programming||3|
|Humanities Elective (HSS 295 suggested)||3|
|Social Science Elective (ECO 211 suggested)||3|
|MAT 111||College Trigonmetry||3|
|Total Semester Hours||12|
|CET 232||Construction Estimating I||4|
|SPC 205||Public Speaking||3|
|CET 230||Construction Management||3|
|CET 115||Mechanical & Electrical Systems||2|
|EGR 194||Statics and Strength of Materials||4|
|Total Semester Hours||16|
|CET 254||Construction Senior Project (or Department Head approved CWE course)||5|
|CET 236||Computerized Construction Estimating||4|
|CET 238||Construction Planning & Scheduling||2|
|AET 201||Building Systems II||3|
|AET 127||Building Information Modeling (or department head-approved elective)||3|
|Total Semester Hours||17|
|Total Required Credit Hours||75|