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The Civil Engineering Technology – Architectural Major prepares graduates to bridge the gap between the architect and design engineer by filling support positions in architectural and engineering firms and assisting in the design of architectural, mechanical, electrical, and lighting systems for buildings.

Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. To prepare students for the current needs of the profession, the curriculum provides fundamental knowledge of building information modeling and computer aided design (CAD) using Revit Architecture and Revit MEP software for design and construction of architectural, mechanical, and lighting systems.

In addition, students gain knowledge of construction methods and principles, architectural drafting and design, and the structural design involved in building construction.

Related Programs

Civil Engineering Technology - Construction Management Major (CETCO)Civil Engineering Technology - Surveying Major (CETSO)


The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET – – 415 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 Phone (410) 347-7700.


Program Chair

George Armstrong

Evening Student Advisor

Career Outlook

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Assist in the design of mechanical, HVAC, and lighting systems for buildings
  • Manage electronic plan development and maintenance
  • Supervise project personnel
  • Use CAD to prepare construction plans

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • CAD Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Project Coordinator

Graduate Employment Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor reports that as civil engineering technology continues to advance, employers will seek technicians with a strong background in CAD, in addition to high levels of technical sophistication, and the ability to apply this knowledge to a broader range of responsibilities (including some tasks that in the past were performed only by engineers and architects). Employment of civil engineering technicians is projected to remain steady through 2022. The need to maintain and repair an aging infrastructure will sustain demand for these workers.

$30,000 to $46,000 annually

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

Education Options

Transfer History

  • Northern Kentucky University
  • University of Cincinnati

Representative Co-Op/Clinical/Intern Site

  • KZF Design
  • Peck Hannaford and Briggs
  • Roth Partnership Inc.
  • Steven Schaefer Associates, Inc.
  • THP Limited Inc.

$10/hr to $14/hr

Co-op Salary Projections


Program Chair

George Armstrong

Evening Student Advisor


Effective 2021-2022 academic year

Civil Engineering Technology—Architectural Major (CETAO)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
CET 100 Introduction to Civil Engineering Technology ( B) 2 2 3
CET 105 Introduction to Surveying ( B) 2 3 3
CET 115 Architectural Drafting and Computer Aided Design ( B) 2 4 4
MAT 125 Algebra and Trigonometry ( G) 3 2 4
FYE 1XX First Year Experience Elective (B) 1 0 1
Semester 2
CET 120 Advanced Computer Aided Design: Revit Architecture ( T) 3 3 4
CET 125 Statics and Strength of Materials (CET) ( T) 3 3 4
CET 130 Building Codes and Materials ( T) 2 2 3
ENG 101 English Composition 1 ( G) 3 0 3
Semester 3
CET 291 Full-Time Cooperative Education 1: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
PHY 151 Physics 1: Algebra and Trigonometry-Based ( G) 3 3 4
Semester 4
CET 205 Architectural Design and 3D Modeling: Revit Architecture ( T) 3 3 4
CET 211 Advanced Revit: Mechanical ( T) 3 3 4
MAT 126 Functions and Calculus ( B) 3 2 4
CET 212 Advanced Revit: Electrical ( T) 3 3 4
Semester 5
COMM 110 Public Speaking ( B) 3 0 3
ECO 110 Principles of Macroeconomics ( G) 3 0 3
CET 200 Structural Design ( T) 3 3 4
CET 280 Civil Engineering Technology Architectural Capstone ( T) 2 6 4
Semester 6
CET 292 Full-Time Cooperative Education 2: Civil Engineering Technology ( T) 1 40 2
ENG 10X English Composition Elective (G) 3 0 3
Total Credits: 52 122 70


First Year Experience Elective
FYE 100 College Success Strategies: Overview 1
FYE 105 College Success Strategies: Overview and Application 2
FYE 110 College Success Strategies: Practice and Application 3
English Composition Elective
ENG 102 English Composition 2: Contemporary Issues 3
ENG 103 English Composition 2: Writing about Literature 3
ENG 104 English Composition 2: Technical Communication 3
ENG 105 English Composition 2: Business Communication 3
The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.

G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum
Some courses are offered in alternative versions identified with a letter after the course number -- for example, ENG 101 and ENG 101A.

• This curriculum displays only course numbers without the added letter.
• The alternative version, when available, meets the requirements of the course version without the added letter.

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