Civil Engineering Technology

Bachelor of Science Degree (B.S.)
Civil Engineering Student

About this program

From the construction of a new park to the design of the city’s much-needed bridge, civil engineers know how to make it happen. Working out solutions to problems, and making recommendations along the way. In this ABET-accredited program, you’ll get hands on with the latest technology, hone your critical thinking skills, and take away the technical know-how to craft highways, structures, hydraulic systems, and development sites.

Next steps...

You're on your way to becoming a tomorrow maker.

100%

Placement Rate

ABET

Accredited Program

Students Prepared for the Fundamentals of Engineering Exam

Careers

  • Civil engineer designer
  • Construction project manager
  • Estimator/scheduler
Courses

At Penn College, we believe your educational experience should go beyond specialized skills. Real-world ready means taking a broader approach that builds communication skills, inspires collaboration, and encourages exploration of arts, history, and science.

​​Specialization requires in-depth knowledge and high-level proficiency. Students learn and apply major-specific concepts, skills, and methods.

  • Introduction to Surveying & Civil Engineering Technologies (CET101)
  • Surveying I (CET115)
  • Computer Applications for Civil Engineering & Surveying (CET150)
  • Surveying II (CET124)
  • Geographic Information Systems & Photogrammetry (CET263)
  • Statics (CET230)
  • Highway Engineering (CET234)
  • Origin, Distribution & Behavior of Soils (CET238)
  • Strength of Materials (CET243)
  • Materials of Construction (CET246)
  • Hydraulics & Hydrology (CET312)
  • Fluid Mechanics (CET242)
  • Structural Analysis (CET311)
  • Land Development for Civil Engineers (CET320)
  • Structural Steel Design (CET321)
  • Water & Wastewater Systems (CET323)
  • Dynamics (CET325)
  • Geotechnical Engineering Technology (CET411)
  • Reinforced Concrete Design (CET412)
  • Civil Engineering Estimating & Scheduling (CET413)
  • Senior Capstone Design-Planning (CET495)
  • Design for Capstone Project (CET496)

​Perspectives are points of view, offering a variety of ways of understanding, interacting, and influencing the world. Students identify, explain, and utilize the approaches used by academics and professionals to study, analyze, or understand problems, and offer solutions.

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO111)
  • College Physics I (PHS115) or
  • General Physics I (PHS201)
  • College Physics II (PHS125) or
  • General Physics II (PHS202)
  • General Chemistry I (CHM111)
  • Engineering Economics (MET315)
  • Core Historical Perspective (HIP)
  • Engineering Ethics & Legal Issues (MET321)
  • Core Arts Perspective (ARP)
  • Core Global & Cultural Diversity Perspective (CDP)

​​Foundations are the practical, intellectual, and social skills: communication, collaboration, critical and ethical thinking, quantitative thinking, and technological literacy that are crucial to every student at every stage of education and at every stage of life.

  • English Composition I (ENL111)
  • Information, Technology & Society (CSC124)
  • Technical & Professional Communication (ENL201)
  • Calculus I (MTH240)
  • Calculus II (MTH242)
  • Speech Elective (SPC)
  • Statistics for STEM Fields with Computer Applications (MTH161)
Featured Video

Virtual Tour

Meet instructor Drew Potts, a handful of alumni working in the field, and a current civil engineering student, for a diverse look at this dynamic career field.

Interactive, Hands-on Labs
Facilities

Interactive, Hands-on Labs

  • Geotechnical & Liquid Bituminous Materials Lab
  • Sample Preparation Lab
  • Shaker Room & Aggregates Lab
  • Bituminous Mixtures Lab
  • Concrete Compression & Utility Lab
Maker Profiles
Tour Schedule

Seeing is believing.

Think Penn College might be a good fit for you? Make plans to visit and discover what hands-on learning is all about. Academic Tours allow you to explore labs and get to the core of your future program. If you’re looking for a deeper dive into your academic area of interest, opt for a Self-Scheduled Personal Tour. Comprehensive COVID-19 safety protocols are in place.

May 25

Open House

Wednesday, May 258:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Jun 26

Open House

Sunday, June 268:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Jul 23

Open House

Saturday, July 238:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

Jul 29

Open House

Friday, July 298:30 AM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time (U.S.)

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Contact

Admissions Office

If you can't attend any of these dates Contact Admissions at 570.320.2400

Industry Partners

Work with experts to become an expert

Penn College's strong corporate partnerships impact every step of your journey – from your first day in the classroom and labs, to career placement (oftentimes before graduation) and beyond.

Internship

Your knowledge in practice

Internships are key for career preparation. Apply your knowledge to the workplace and learn about the industry first-hand.

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Student Life

Lead and put your skills to the test

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

ASCE promotes an industrial knowledge of civil engineering, engages students outside of the classroom, and expands a positive recognition of the civil engineering profession.

Student Organizations at Penn College

Student Organizations at Penn College

Your college experience is about more than the classroom. Join one of 65+ clubs and organizations, or create your own.

News
03.29.2022

Land surveyors’ group honors imminent graduate

A second-year surveying technology student at Penn College received the Ed Dobeck Memorial Award from the Susquehanna Chapter of ...

03.22.2022

Students make full use of renowned fabricator’s proximity

Students in Drew R. Potts’ Steel Design course (CET 321) traveled to High Steel Structures LLC on Tuesday to learn about ...

12.07.2021

Students volunteer time, talents to reward vets’ sacrifice

Members of Pennsylvania College of Technology’s ConCreate Design Club recently completed cosmetic repairs to the base of ...

Gain global experience
Study Abroad

Gain global experience

See the world via Williamsport. Take your education abroad and get hands-on experience learning about your industry on a global scale.

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Student Experience
Real world applications

Real world applications

Students in the Steel Design course traveled to High Steel Structures LLC, one of the nation’s leading fabricators of structural steel, to learn about bridge girder fabrication. “The concepts students learn in my class are seen up close and very personal at High Steel Structures,” said Potts, assistant professor of civil engineering technology.

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More Information

Accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (www.abet.org

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Alternative Credit refers to academic credits earned through means other than traditional college course completion, including: credit by exam, articulation, proof of competency gained in high school, work/life experience, and advanced placement.

Visit the Alternative Credit Options page for requirements and procedures and for information on credit through Advanced Placement.

Prospective students should be aware that licensure requirements for work in this profession vary by state. The Civil Engineering Technology program meets the educational requirements for licensure within the state of Pennsylvania. We have not determined if graduates of our program will be eligible for licensure in other states; therefore, students intending to seek employment in states other than PENNSYLVANIA are asked to contact the state licensing board of the state they wish to seek licensing to confirm that our program meets the requirements of the state where you intend to work. More information can be found on the the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) website.

Pennsylvania Professional Engineer (PE) Licensure

  • Civil Engineering Technology B.S. students qualify to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam — the first of two exams required for licensure in Pennsylvania — after achieving Junior class standing; however, it is recommended that the FE exam be taken during the Senior year.
  • The second exam can only be taken after successfully completing the FE exam and gaining further work experience under the guidance of a licensed PE as stipulated by the registration law.
  • Mr. Steven C Balkey, PE, Vice President, Project Development, Ameron Construction Co., Inc.
  • Mr. James M California, PE, Director, Providence Engineering Corp.
  • Mr. John Clune, Supervisory Hydrologist, USGS - Pennsylvania
  • Ms. Stefanie J English, PE, Project Manager - Structural Engineering, Larson Design Group
  • Ms. Ashley Hetrick, EIT, '17, Land Development, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Thomas Holden, EIT, Civil Designer - Energy Services, Borton-Lawson Engineering
  • Ms. Margaret Jackson, PE, '08, Project Manager, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Jacob Martin, EIT, '18, Land Development, RGS Associates
  • Mr. Bryan Pauling, PE, Director, Energy Group, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Jeremy L Whitmoyer, PE, SE, Senior Structural Engineer, Larson Design Group
  • Mr. Timothy Zeigler, PE, '14, Highway Designer, Gannett Fleming, Inc.