Construction Engineering Technology (Associate Degree)

Construction Engineering Technology Fundamentals

An associate degree in construction prepares you for managerial positions in inspection, cost estimating, supervision and more. 

  • Core curriculum focuses on:
    • mathematics
    • physics
    • technical drawing
    • communications
    • construction concepts and principles
  • Credits earned for your associate degree transfer to the four-year program

    Our Faculty

    • are innovative and interactive
    • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning 

    Akron Advantage

    Hands-on Research

    Experience construction engineering technology firsthand through our research facilities:

    • Construction Materials Testing Lab
    • Project Estimating and Scheduling Lab

    Real-world Experience

    Gain practical professional experience through UA's optional cooperative education program or an internship. Participation gives you firsthand, on-the-job training in the field of your choice. Through co-op, you’ll alternate semesters of work and school while earning a competitive salary.

    Recent placements include: 

    • City of Akron
    • Ruhlin Construction Co.
    • Wagler Homes
    • Ohio Department of Transportation

    Construction Engineering Technology Student Organization

    Interact with other construction engineering technology students and professionals in the field through organizations such as: 

    • Society for Students in Construction

    Curriculum Guide

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    Career Opportunities

    Degrees and Preparation

    An Associate Degree in Construction Engineering Technology paves the way for careers in a number of areas within the field, including:

    • inspection
    • cost estimating
    • supervision
    • managing
    • testing

    Most jobs are found in:

    • municipal or county building departments
    • engineering and architectural service firms
    • service industries state government

    Career Outlook

    Opportunities for construction managers are increasing as the level and complexity of construction activity continues to grow. Familiarity with computers is a plus.

    Career Center

    The Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:

    • Career Resource Library
    • co-op/internships through Career Advantage Network
    • computer stations for resume writing and employment research
    • UA Career Fairs

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