Civil Engineering Technology

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
# ARET 103C Architectural Graphics and Sketching 2 2 3
# ARET 120C Materials and Methods of Construction 4 0 4
  CHEM 105C Chemistry 3 2 4
  MATH 124C College Algebra 4 0 4
  PHYS 133C Physics I (Algebra-Based) 3 2 4
Spring Semester
# ARET 104C Architectural Design Studio I 2 2 3
# ARET 150C Statics & Strength of Materials 3 2 4
# ARET 192C Revit Architecture 3 0 3
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  MATH 140C Pre-Calculus 4 0 4
Fall Semester
# CVET 201C Civil CAD 2 2 3
# CVET 220C Surveying 2 3 3
# CVET 240C Timber and Steel Design 3 2 4
  ENGL 125C Communication and the Literature
of Science and Technology
3 0 3
  MATH 205C Calculus I 4 0 4
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
Spring Semester
# CVET 202C Soil Mechanics and Foundation Design 2 2 3
# CVET 235C Reinforced Concrete Design 2 3 3
# CVET 245C Hydrology/Drainage Design 3 0 3
# CVET 297C Highway Design 3 2 4
  XX xxxC Social Science Elective* 3 0 3

# Indicates major field courses, grade of "C-" or higher required.
* Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science in Civil Engineering Technology is awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The Civil Engineering Technology (CVET) program responds to employer needs for graduates who can function effectively in the areas of design and maintenance of highway infrastructure, as well as structural, civil, environmental, sustainability, and an array of other construction jobs requiring specific training and education in the area of civil engineering.  This program would be of interest to individuals considering jobs in the civil engineering, civil engineering technology, construction management, surveying, and environmental engineering fields.  In addition, the program provides a solid background for students seeking to transfer into baccalaureate institutions with civil engineering, civil engineering technology, environmental engineering technology, surveying, construction management, and fire safety engineering programs.

Please note: The new Civil Engineering Technology program is not ETAC of ABET’s accredited yet. However, the department plans to seek the ETAC of ABET’s accreditation as soon as it is prepared to do so.

As Civil Engineering Technology majors, students will learn to solve design and engineering problems by utilizing skills learned in civil engineering, mathematics, and physics courses.  General education courses such as English, economics and ethics provide additional skills and knowledge required to address both technical and workplace issues.  The CET program culminates in a capstone project or independent study utilizing a wide spectrum of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills.

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Transfer Information

Transferring from NHTI to UNH

  1. Students intending to transfer to the UNH Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering program are strongly advised to take PHYS 231C and PHYS 232C instead in order to receive UNH credit for both PHYS 407C and PHYS 408C.  The NHTI programs require PHYS 133C and PHYS 135C, but the students who take PHYS 133C and PHYS 135C must take PHYS 407 at UNH.  UNH policy prevents students from receiving academic credit for both algebra-based physics (PHYS 133C and PHYS 135C) and calculus-based physics. Students who take PHYS 407 at UNH will not be awarded academic credit by UNH for PHYS 133C and PHYS 135C, although the requirement to take PHYS 408 will be waived upon successful completion of PHYS 133C and PHYS 135C.
  2. The Fine Arts elective should be taken instead of the Foreign Language or Humanities option for this NHTI program requirement.
  3. Students should elect one of the following NHTI courses to fulfill this NHTI program requirement:  ECON 101C, ECON 102C, or POLS 110C.

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. At least three years of college preparatory mathematics (Algebra I, Algebra II and Geometry) with minimum grades of “C”;
  2. It is strongly recommended that all engineering technology applicants have satisfactorily completed high school level courses in chemistry and physics.

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Additional Information

  • Civil Engineering Technology Program Educational Objectives (View in PDF format)
  • Civil Engineering Technology Student Outcomes (View in PDF format)
  • Civil Engineering Technology Advisory Board Members (View in PDF format)
  • Civil Engineering Technology Program Annual Student Enrollment for 2016-2017 was 23.
  • Civil Engineering Technology Program Graduation Data for 2016-2017 was 4.

Mission Statement:
To graduate competent, skilled, and adequately equipped students who would be productive members of the profession and the community.

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Liaquat Khan, D.A.
Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4221

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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