Civil & Construction Engineering Technology

Career and Program Description

The Civil & Construction Engineering Technology program will educate students in careers related to Engineered Construction and Municipal services. Graduates will have the ability to support construction-related surveying, soil testing, construction project management, construction drafting and Building Information Modeling. These careers provide family wage jobs that support our diverse community by creating professionals that can pursue opportunity throughout their preferred career focus. The program strives to be accessible by including foundation math and science courses that are offered with multiple modalities district-wide.

Degrees and Certificates Offered

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Civil & Construction Engineering Technology

Academic Prerequisites

  • (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 or equivalent placement.
  • MTH 65 or any course for which MTH 65 is a prerequisite or equivalent placement.
  • For students not meeting these requirements, advising is available to assist in preparing for entrance into the program and to earn credits which will apply toward the certificate or degree once accepted into the program.

Academic Requirements

  • None

Non-Academic Prerequisites

  • None

Non-Academic Requirements

  • None

Civil & Construction Engineering Technology AAS Degree

Minimum 94 credits. Students must also meet Associate Degree Comprehensive Requirements and Associate of Applied Science Requirements. Students must complete a total of four courses of General Education. Some courses specified within the program may be used as General Education. Math/computation competency is met through the math course(s) required in the program of study. Students should consult with program advisors for course planning.

GEO 170Maps and Geospatial Concepts4
or CCET 100 Civil Engineering Construction Overview
CCET 110Plan Reading3
CCET 120Infrastructure3
CCET 140Introduction to Civil & Construction Drafting3
CCET 150Civil & Construction Drafting 23
CCET 210Introduction to Surveying4
CCET 215Construction Materials4
CCET 220Computer Applications for Surveying3
CCET 225Engineered Water Systems4
CCET 230Intermediate Surveying4
CCET 240Introduction to 3D Modeling for Civil & Construction4
CCET 2503D Modeling for Civil & Construction 24
CCET 260Civil and Construction Project Management3
CCET 270Inspection3
CCET 275Capstone3
COMM 130Business & Professional Communication4
or COMM 111 Public Speaking (COMM111=COMM111Z)
or COMM 215 Communicating in Teams and Small Groups
COMM 140Introduction to Intercultural Communication *4
GEO 265Intro to GIS & Mapping Techniques *4
MTH 95Intermediate Algebra4
MTH 111Precalculus I: Functions (MTH111=MTH111Z) *, Z4
MTH 112Precalculus II: Trigonometry (MTH112=MTH112Z) *, Z4
PHY 201General Physics *4
WR 121Composition I (WR121=WR121Z) Z4
WR 227Technical Writing (WR227=WR227Z) Z4
General Education: 2 Courses
Total Credits94

Could be used as General Education credits.


This course is part of Oregon Common Course Numbering. The following courses are equivalent:
COMM 111 and COMM 111Z
MTH 111 and MTH 111Z
MTH 112 and MTH 112Z
WR 121 and WR 121Z
WR 227 and WR 227Z

CCET 100. Civil Engineering Construction Overview. 3 Credits.

Covers the construction process, goals of each stage and the people involved during each stage of the project. Identifies the impact of civil and engineered construction projects on the community. Prerequisites: (WR 115 and RD 115) or IRW 115 and MTH 65 or equivalent placement. Audit available.

CCET 110. Plan Reading. 3 Credits.

Covers plan reading for engineered construction projects. Focuses on construction estimates and computer-based tools. Prerequisite/concurrent: CCET 100. Audit available.

CCET 120. Infrastructure. 3 Credits.

Reviews the infrastructure components of an engineered civil and/or construction project. Prerequisites: (CCET 100 and CCET 110) OR GEO 170. Audit available.

CCET 140. Introduction to Civil & Construction Drafting. 3 Credits.

Covers introductory-level computer-aided drafting, including hand sketching, drafting standards, pictorial drawings, and dimensioning. Includes creation of 2D drawings using CAD software. Prerequisites: (CCET 100 and CCET 110) or GEO 170. Audit available.

CCET 150. Civil & Construction Drafting 2. 3 Credits.

Covers intermediate-level skills in CAD for Civil and Construction documentation. Focuses on industry CAD standards to produce efficiency in project creation. Prerequisites: CCET 140 or (CADD 126 and CCET 110) or (ENGR 102 and CCET 110). Prerequisite/concurrent: MTH 112Z or any MTH course for which MTH 112Z is a prerequisite. Audit available.

CCET 210. Introduction to Surveying. 4 Credits.

Covers the essential aspects of plane surveying. Includes measurements, datums and corrections. Incorporates hands-on use of surveying equipment. Prerequisites: (CCET 100 and CCET 110) or GEO 170 and MTH 112Z or any MTH course for which MTH 112Z is a prerequisite. Audit available.

CCET 215. Construction Materials. 4 Credits.

Covers production, processing, and testing of soil, aggregate and concrete in civil engineering construction. Includes quality assurance concepts, measurements and calculations, terminology, and random sampling. Focuses on testing procedures common to construction in the northwest United States. Prerequisites: PHY 201 and MTH 111Z or any MTH course for which MTH 111Z is a prerequisite. Audit available.

CCET 220. Computer Applications for Surveying. 3 Credits.

Incorporates retrieval and creation of computer-based documents used in civil and/or construction projects. Includes the application of Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and base station supported Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) for surveying. Prerequisites: CCET 210 or ENGR 226. Audit available.

CCET 225. Engineered Water Systems. 4 Credits.

Covers the components of engineered water systems including the application of construction, installation, and maintenance codes to water distribution systems. Prerequisites: CCET 120 and PHY 201 and MTH 111Z or any MTH course for which MTH 111Z is a prerequisite. Audit available.

CCET 230. Intermediate Surveying. 4 Credits.

Covers construction-related surveying techniques. Includes staking and computation of horizontal and vertical curves. Prerequisites: CCET 210 or ENGR 226. Audit available.

CCET 240. Introduction to 3D Modeling for Civil & Construction. 4 Credits.

Introduces 3D computer-based drafting in support of infrastructure construction. Includes the integration of data from existing databases and from topographic surveying. Incorporates output of construction views, profiles and sheets. Prerequisites: CCET 140 and (CCET 210 or ENGR 226) and MTH 112Z or any MTH course for which MTH 112Z is a prerequisite or department approval. Audit available.

CCET 250. 3D Modeling for Civil & Construction 2. 4 Credits.

Covers application of 3D modeling for engineered construction for municipal and infrastructure application. Includes collaboration methods for construction. Prerequisites: CCET 225 and CCET 240. Audit available.

CCET 260. Civil and Construction Project Management. 3 Credits.

Covers administration of civil and/or construction engineered projects. Includes project resource and communication management. Prerequisites: CCET 120, CCET 140, CCET 210, CCET 215, and (COMM 130 or COMM 111Z or COMM 215 or WR 227Z). Prerequisite/concurrent: CCET 270. Audit available.

CCET 270. Inspection. 3 Credits.

Introduces the concepts of code-based inspection for field testing on construction sites. Includes research on relevant municipal, state and federal codes. Covers application of codes in materials testing, erosion control and water systems. Prerequisites: CCET 120, CCET 215 and CCET 225. Audit available.

CCET 275. Capstone. 3 Credits.

Covers the development of a civil or construction engineering project using industry-standard practices and procedures. Focuses on planning, development and presentation of a project. Prerequisite/Concurrent: CCET 230. Prerequisites: CCET 240, CCET 260 and CCET 270. Audit available.