Jan 20, 2021  
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Technology, A.A.S.

Civil Technology (310)
Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program provides fundamentals to enable a student to practice as civil engineering and construction technicians and civil drafting specialists, and allows them to pursue lifelong learning.  Skills are developed in mathematics, science, problem solving, communication, computer-aided drafting, surveying, mechanics, and construction. Computer-aided drafting is an integral part of this program. The concepts of surveying with GPS and civil drafting using GIS are introduced.  A graduate of this program seeks employment as a civil drafter, surveying technician, estimator, and civil engineering technician with civil engineering firms, construction firms, private consulting engineering firms, governmental agencies, and surveying firms.

NOTE: Courses listed in the first/third semester will be scheduled for the fall; second/fourth semester courses will be scheduled for the spring. The student is encouraged to use the curriculum planner to keep track of courses taken and those still needed. In some cases, one or more courses may be taken in a different order than indicated on the planner. However, individual course prerequisites must be observed.

Prerequisites/Corequisites – Some courses require another course be taken beforehand or at the same time. To check if a course has a prerequisite or corequisite, see the course description.



Minimum - 65 credits

First Semester (17)

Second Semester (18)

Third Semester (14/15)


1 Calculus I and II (MATH 221, MATH 222) OR College Algebra (MATH 101) and Trigonometry and Functions (MATH 102) OR Elementary Functions (MATH 108) OR Calculus I (MATH 221) may be substituted for Technical Mathematics I and II (MATH 117, MATH 118).

2 Engineering Physics I and II (PHYS 221, PHYS 222) may be substituted for Physics I and II (PHYS 101, PHYS 102).

3 Electives related to major are: Environmental Science (PHSC 110), Principles of Geology (PHSC 120), Introduction to Architecture (ARCH 101), Building Systems (ARCH 208), Elementary Statistics (MATH 107), DC Circuits (ELEC 101), or AC Circuits (ELEC 102).

4 Physical Wellness is highly recommended.

5 Must take 2 credits minimum for the Physical Education option.

Job Readiness (GENL 111) is highly recommended for students in this program during the Sophomore year.