This program equips students with the practical skills necessary to design and construct public works, such as bridges, dams and other large infrastructure projects.
You will apply your knowledge of math, science, engineering and technology to develop real-world civil engineering solutions. A bachelor's-level degree will open the door to a career in engineering design and/or an advanced degree.
In order to apply for the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology program, you must first complete Bluefield State’s A.S. in Civil Engineering degree.
Your advisor will work with you throughout your academic journey to make sure you're on track to earn your degree. Receiving the B.S. in Civil Engineering Technology requires taking the following courses—and successfully completing the first four semesters will earn you an A.S. in Civil Engineering Technology:
After receiving your B.S. in Civil Engineering degree, you may visit the West Virginia Board of Registration for Professional Engineers to take the required exam and meet any service requirements in order to be registered as a professional engineer.
Program Educational Objectives
- Graduates perform analysis and design in the structures, construction and public works disciplines of civil engineering.
- To provide breadth for additional job opportunities, graduates possess a working knowledge in geotechnics, hydraulics, hydrology, surveying, transportation systems, and water and wastewater systems.
- Graduates manage technical activities in support of civil engineering infrastructure.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to broadly defined civil engineering technology activities.
- Students demonstrate an ability to select and apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to civil engineering technology problems that require the application of principles and applied procedures or methodologies.
- Students demonstrate an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements; to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments; and to apply experimental results to improve processes.
- Students demonstrate an ability to design systems, components, or processes for broadly defined civil engineering technology problems appropriate to program educational objectives.
- Students demonstrate an ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
- Students demonstrate an ability to identify, analyze, and solve broadly defined civil engineering technology problems.
- Students demonstrate an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development.
- Students demonstrate an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities including a respect for diversity.
- Students demonstrate a knowledge of the impact of engineering technology solutions in a societal and global context.
- Students demonstrate a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement
- Students plan and prepare documents appropriate for design and construction.
- Students perform economic analyses and cost estimates related to design, construction, operations and maintenance of systems associated with civil engineering.
- Students select appropriate engineering materials and practices.
- Students perform standard analysis and design in at least three sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
Number of Graduates
- 2016 - 10
- 2015 - 7
- 2014 - 10
- 2013 - 12
- 2012 - 12