Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science Building 229 ~ 260-481-6797 ~ www.caet.ipfw.edu
To provide employers and the public of northeast Indiana with educated, technologically equipped graduates, able to serve the varied construction industries (represented by architectural, civil, and construction engineering technologies, and interior design) in advancing the solutions to problems facing the public and private sector.
- To provide education of the traditional and returning adult student for career success in the construction industry
- To develop a respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal, and global issues with an understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities.
- To be responsive to the ever-changing technologies of the construction industries.
- To instill in students the desire for and ability to engage in lifelong learning.
The breadth of the curriculum will provide leadership potential in addressing problems of the region, its people, and its industries.
This program helps you prepare for employment with land surveying offices, highway departments, government engineering offices, railroads, utilities, general construction contracting firms, material supply organizations, and engineering consulting firms. You may work in estimating, drafting, structural detailing, construction expediting, sales, and surveying. Graduates with experience have become construction supervisors, chief drafting personnel, chiefs of survey parties, contractors, project superintendents, designers, and estimators. This program also prepares you to work toward the bachelor’s degree in construction engineering technology. The civil engineering technology program does not lead to licensure as a professional engineer.
The department offers related majors in architectural engineering technology and construction engineering technology. All three programs are accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700, and provide problem-solving skills, hands-on competency, and state-of-the-art technical knowledge. Alumni of the department are employed in all areas of the building industry, including construction; architecture; interior design; civil engineering; land surveying; and state, county, and city governments.