Civil Engineering Technology - Site Development Option, A.S.


WOULD you like a career in SITE DEVELOPMENT?

The Civil Engineering Technology program provides students with the skills and knowledge required to enter the field of civil engineering as a technologist or a technician.  The focus of this program is in the areas of structural analysis, site development and surveying.Primary emphasis is placed on structural design and analysis of steel, concrete and timber structures with certification by the American Concrete Institute (ACI) as a Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I.In addition, students use topographic surveying equipment and global positioning system (GPS) satellite receivers to define property boundaries, highway rights of way, parking lots, retention ponds, residential developments and elevations.  Further emphasis is placed on site investigation, soil foundation design, soil properties, stress, settlement, compaction, and stabilization of soils.  Students also become proficient in computer aided design with AutoCAD™.

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Who is eligible for the Civil Engineering Technology - Site Development Option, A.S. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the Civil Engineering Technology - Site Development Option, A.S. Program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area   CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area   3
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement  
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement  
Literature See General Education Requirement  
Mathematics Area
 •+*MAC1105, College Algebra 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences •PSY2012 or •SYG2000, Psychology/Sociology 3
Major Courses
 EGS1006, Introduction to Engineering 1
 +*MAC1114, Plane Trigonometry 3
 EGN1110C, Engineering Drawing 3
 BCN1230, Materials and Methods 3
 #BCN1040, Intro to Sustainability and Measuring Systems 3
 +#ETD1320, AutoCAD 3
 +#BCN1041, Introduction to Sustainable Sites 3
 +#BCT1040, Blueprint Reading 3
 BCT2770, Constructing Estimating 3
 #ETC2450, Concrete Design 3
 #ETC2450L, Concrete Design Lab 1
 +SUR2101, Surveying and Measurements 3
 +SUR2101L, Surveying and Measurements Lab 1
 ETC2213, Engineering Properties of Soils 3
 ETC2213L, Engineering Properties of Soils Lab 1
 +CGN2327L, Civil Engineering Graphics Lab 1
 +ETD2395, CAD for Architecture 3
 TAR1120, Architectural Drafting 1
 TAR1120L, Architectural Drafting Lab 3

• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= PSAV course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

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Drafting Lab

You'll acquire the skills you need to be successful in Gulf Coast State College's  Advanced Technology Center on our Panama City campus. Our high-tech drafting lab and state-of-the-art computer labs allow you to design in a dynamic, creative environment.


Contact the Advisor

Antonio Adessi
Associate Professor
850-769-1551, extension 5887

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Department Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology