Civil Engineering/ABET

The Civil Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, 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. utilization of principles, hardware, and software that are appropriate to produce drawings, reports, quantity estimates, and other documents related to civil engineering;
  2. performance of standardized field and laboratory tests related to civil engineering;
  3. utilization of surveying methods appropriate for land measurement and/or construction layout;
  4. application of fundamental computational methods and elementary analytical techniques in sub-disciplines related to civil engineering.
  1. an ability to apply knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve well-defined engineering problems appropriate to the discipline; 
  2. an ability to design solutions for well-defined technical problems and assist with the engineering design of systems, components, or processes appropriate to the discipline; 
  3. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in well-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;   
  4. an ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results; and 
  5. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team. 


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
Thomas Bremen, Northcoast Civil
Carmine Desio, NCC
Robert Ervolina, TriState Planning Engineering & Land Surveying, P.C.
Robert Jarocki, NCC Department of Design & Construction
Bernie Kalus, Director of Transportation WSP
Bruce Mawhirter, Nelson Pope, P.C.
Joe Muscarella, NCC
Mario Vergara, Mario R. Vergara Architects, P.C.

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