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College of Applied Science and Technology
(formerly Summit College)

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

    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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