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Civil Engineering Technology 

White Kevin

Kevin D. White, P.E., Department Chair
Civil Engineering Technology

Welcome to the Civil Engineering Technology Department.  Our mission is to prepare students for immediate employment at the technical level in engineering design, surveying, and construction.  Students completing the program will earn a Civil Engineering Associate Degree with an option to receive a specialization in “General” or “Surveying” with a focus on General a specialization in General or Surveying.  The program’s surveying specialization will prepare you for a career in land surveying and put you on tract for professional licensure.  Please take a look at our program requirements and contact me with any questions you may have about the Civil Engineering Program at Albany Technical College.  I also encourage you to visit

About Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the oldest discipline of the engineering profession and, according to CNN Money, is projected to have a 24% growth in the next 10 years.  The job role of a civil engineer is to apply principles of mathematics and science to design, oversee, inspect, construct, and maintain projects that deal with our society’s infrastructure.  These projects can include: highways, mass transit systems, dams, bridges, airports, water treatment facilities, and sewage treatment plants.

Expected Program Outcomes

  • Utilize CAD and CAD based design software to produce engineering documents
  • Employ productivity software to solve technical problems
  • Function and communicate effectively as a member of a design team
  • Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in technical and non-technical environments
  • Utilize modern survey methods and fundamentals for land measurement, construction layout, and boundary location
  • Develop a commitment to quality, timeliness, professional development, and ethical responsibly

Skills Acquired: 

  • Engineering mechanics and design
  • Highway design and construction
  • Material science and testing
  • Structural analysis of elementary systems
  • Storm water drainage and management
  • Fluid hydraulics
  • Economic analyses including material quantities and estimates related to construction

Acquiring these skills will assists students in the workforce with engineering consultants, surveyors, municipal governments, construction companies, and geotechnical companies.


  • 440 Lecture Hours
    Lectures are designed to equip students with the theory and practice needed to deliver solutions to the growing infrastructure needs
  • 700 Laboratory Hours
    This time will be spent using cutting edge technology to engage in electronic distance measuring, global positioning, and material testing


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