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Providing Technical Flexibility to a Civil Engineering Technology Program

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2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition


Vancouver, BC

Publication Date

June 26, 2011

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June 26, 2011

End Date

June 29, 2011



Conference Session

Engineering Technology Design I

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Engineering Technology

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22.1202.1 - 22.1202.6



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Carlos A. Ortiz Southern Polytechnic State University

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Ph.D. in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering. Professor and Program Coordinator of the Civil Engineering Technology Program. Fourteen years of academic experience, teaching undergraduate courses in fluid mechanics, water treatment and distribution, wastewater collection and treatment, stormwater management, and other environmental engineering elective courses.

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Timothy W. Zeigler Southern Polytechnic State University

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Professor Timothy Zeigler has been Chair of the Civil Engineering Technology Department at Southern Polytechnic State University since 1997 and is a P.E. and is an active member of ASCE and ASEE-ETD. Professor Zeigler has served ASEE-ETD in the past as Newsletter Editor, Treasurer, Vice-Chair and Assistant Vice-Chair of Programs, and Editor-in-Chief (and other editorial board positions) of the Journal of Engineering Technology. As a member of ASCE Professor Zeigler is an accreditation program evaluator and a member and past chair of the ASCE Curricula and Accreditation Board for Engineering Technology. Professor Zeigler is presently a commissioner on the Technology Accreditation Commission (TAC) of ABET and is presently a member of the ABET-TAC Executive Committee. Professor Zeigler received a B.S. and M.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1968 and 1969 respectively.

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providing Technical Ftexibility to a Civil Engineering Technology ProgramThe Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Department at XXX University recognizingthe challengesand needsof the engineeringcommunity and the visibility challengecreatedty ttre implementation of civil engineeringon campus,neededto review itscurriculum. The iaculty proposedmodifications to the curriculum to provide technicalflexibility, and introduce the studentsto different aspectsof the civil engineeringpractice.The modifications to the curriculum included the creation of five technicalconcentrations, which require the studentto take a minimum of 12 credit hours inenvironmental engineeringtechnology, structural engineeting technology, geotechnical engineeringtechn-ology, transportationengineeringtechnology, and surveying andmipping. rnir pup.t d.scribes the requiredtechnicalcore and the concentrations developed meet industry needs. to

Ortiz, C. A., & Zeigler, T. W. (2011, June), Providing Technical Flexibility to a Civil Engineering Technology Program Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18663

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