Civil Engineering/ABET

ABET, Inc., (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, the recognized accreditor for college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology; 111 Market Place/Suite 1050/Baltimore, MD 21202, 410.347.7700), is a federation of 30 professional and technical societies representing these fields. Among the most respected accreditation organizations in the U.S., ABET has provided leadership and quality assurance in higher education for over 70 years. ABET currently accredits some 2,700 programs at over 550 colleges and universities nationwide. For more information on accreditation, the ABET criterion or ABET resources, visit www.abet.org.

The ABET accreditation process ensures that each program has a structured mechanism to assess, evaluate and improve the quality of the program. ABET accreditation is assurance that a college or university program meets the quality standards established by the profession for which it prepares its students. For example, an accredited civil engineering technology program must meet the quality standards set by the engineering profession.

In support of Nassau Community College’s mission, the Civil Engineering Technology program offers a curriculum that develops critical thinking, communication, and technical skills necessary to enter the workforce or pursue an advanced degree.  The program strives to instill the importance of life-long learning, the ethics required for the profession and a respect for diversity.

  • EO1 Produce graduates with the skills necessary for employment as technicians in the Civil Engineering Field.
  • EO2 Produce graduates prepared to continue their education and attain a Bachelor’s degree.
  • EO3 Produce graduates that understand the importance of professional certifications and licensure.
  1. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
  2. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
  3. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
  4. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
  5. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
  6. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
  7. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
  8. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
  9. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

j. utilize principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;

k. conduct standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;l. utilize surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;

m. apply fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.

The faculty members have designed a Continuous Improvement Process that includes assessment of the program outcomes that is guided by the faculty members and includes evaluation, review and voice by all program constituents. Based on the results of the review, recommendations for modifications to selected components of the program will be revised and continually monitored

The Civil Engineering Technology (CET) Area has an advisory board that represents the local civil engineering/construction industry on Long Island, NY.  We have both private and public advisory board members representing all different size companies and organizations.  Many of the members serve as officers of the Long Island and Metropolitan Sections of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).  The connections to these professional organizations aid in molding the CET program to prepare students to meet the current demands of this field.   The advisory board meets at the end of each academic year in May.

The Advisory Board’s responsibilities include the following:

  • Reviewing of existing program curricula including modifications/additions/elimination
  • Reviewing of program educational objectives and student outcomes and discussion of learning goals
  • Introducing new concepts and methods that should be implemented in the program based on changing industry trends
  • Providing employment/internship opportunities

Advisory Members

Masoom Ali, NCC
William Blanchard, KAGE Engineering
Scott Brugge, Capital Construction Manager, NCC
Carmine Desio, NCC
Robert Ervolina, GEB Engineers
Robert Jarocki, NCC
Bruce Mawhirter, GedeonJoe Muscarella, VP Facilities, NCC
Chuck Panetta, PE LS, Bladykas & Panetta
Mario Vergara, Mario R. Vergara Architects, P.C. PC