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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Highway Engineering Technology, WVDOH Construction Concentration, AAS

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Major Code: 3710

Program Description

This is a collaborative effort between the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) and BridgeValley Community and Technical College. The Construction emphasis under the Highway Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree is intended for technicians and technologists that service the highway engineering and construction industries.   Technicians in this program may advance through a series of levels based on their years of work experience and technical competency in the various technical aspects of the bridge inspection field. 

Program Objectives

In addition to the learning outcomes set forth in the general education core curriculum for the associate of applied science degree, specific outcomes for this program have been established. Upon completion of this program, the graduate should be able to: 


  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of topics encountered by the highway technician including surveying, construction inspection and field and lab testing.
  • Perform routine calculations common to highway technician work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by written and oral means.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of safety issues related to highway construction and to use this knowledge to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Exhibit appropriate workplace behavior and display a commitment to quality and dependability.
  • Understand and use standard documents encountered in highway construction.

Types of Jobs Available:

  • West Virginia Division of Highways
  • Construction Industry
  • Construction Materials Manufacturing Industry

Job Titles:

  • Bridge Construction Inspector
  • Highway Construction Inspector
  • Materials Inspector
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Field Technician


Program Requirements:


  1. GEC 1:  Communicate effectively by listening, speaking, and writing using appropriate technology.
  2. GEC 2: Use quantitative and scientific knowledge effectively to solve problems, manipulate and interpret data, and communicate findings.  May substitute College Algebra, Trigonometry, for math course to meet the requirements for a future A.S. or B.S. program. 100 level math course is a minimum requirement for this GEC-2.
  3. GEC 3: Demonstrate interpersonal skills and ethical behavior appropriate for living and working in a diverse society.
  4. GEC 4: Apply critical thinking skills to analyze problems and make informed decisions. Computer Application course required.
  5. Advisor must approve technical Elective.  

Program Requirements

**Other subjects may be approved by the academic advisor as Technical Electives

Component Total: 15

Component Total: 30

Need 15 credit hours

*WVDOH Certification is required as documentation for all WVDH-coded electives. 
**Other subjects may be approved by the academic advisor as Technical Electives

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