B.S. in Engineering Technology

Concentration in Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program

Program Mission and Data

The Construction Engineering Technology (CET) Program is an application-orientated program. The mission of the program is to meet the construction engineering technology manpower needs of the State of Louisiana and the nation as a whole by producing graduates that possess the skills and knowledge that are necessary to be productive practicing Construction Engineering Technologists.

The program is designed to prepare graduates for management level positions such as project managers, construction managers, construction field supervisors, estimators, etc., or to act as General Contractors in their own firms. Students receive instructions in science, mathematics, architectural and structural analysis and design, estimating, surveying, construction materials, methods, and techniques, with management and team work as constant emphasis. Employment opportunities abound in private industry such as construction or construction management agencies, engineering and architectural firms as well as in all levels of government agencies.

  2017-18 AY 2018-19 AY 2019-20 AY 2020-21 AY 2021-22 AY
Enrollment* N/A 41 45 32 28
Graduates N/A 3 13 2 2

Program Educational Objectives

  • CET-EO-1: To prepare graduates who demonstrate knowledge of content that support professional competencies, skills, and abilities in the field of construction and related areas.
  • CET-EO-2: To prepare graduates who continuously develop skills in problem solving, teamwork, and communication to effectively support and interface with engineering technologist, craftsmen, and engineers from various disciplines.
  • CET-EO-3: To prepare graduates who understand their professional and ethical responsibilities.
  • CET-EO-4: To prepare graduates who understand the need for life-long learning, diversity, and knowledge of professional, societal, and global issues.

Student Outcomes

Program outcomes for the graduates of the Construction Engineering Technology Program are as follows:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  2. an ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specified needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline;
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes; and
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member as well as a leader on technical teams.

In addition to the required fundamental engineering technology and concentration core courses the program allows students to select technical and free electives. Students are advised to take appropriate electives with the guidance and approval of their academic advisors and department head.

Program Coordinator:

Dr. Benedict Nwokolo
Phone: 318 274-2716
Email: nwokolo@gram.edu