Construction Engineering Technology (Associate Degree)

Fundamentals

An associate degree in construction engineering technology prepares you for managerial positions in inspection, cost estimating, project planning, field supervision and more. Credits earned for your associate degree transfer to the four-year program. 

Our curriculum focuses on: 

  • cost estimating 
  • construction materials testing 
  • professional communications  
  • construction methods and processes 
  • fundamental concepts of building design and construction  
  • mathematics 
  • physics 

    Our Faculty

    • are innovative and interactive 
    • are professional engineers or expert practitioners in their areas of expertise 
    • draw on real-world experience 
    • 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
    • Building Construction and Residential Building Lab

    Real-world Experience

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

    Recent placements include:

    • Kokosing Construction Company
    • Turner Construction Company
    • Ruhlin Construction Company
    • Wayne Homes
    • Ohio Department of Transportation
    • Great Lakes Construction
    • Environmental Design Group

    Student Organization

    Interact with other construction engineering technology students and professionals by participating in a student organization or design team:

    • The Construction Management Association of America (student chapter)
    • Women in Engineering program
    • Increasing Diversity in Engineering Academics
    • National Society of Black Engineers
    • Steel Bridge
    • Concrete Canoe

    Sample Curriculum


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