Oct 22, 2020  
2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog

Highway Engineering Technology: WVDOH Bridge Inspection Concentration, AAS

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Major Code: 3704

Program Description

This is a collaborative effort between the West Virginia Division of Highways (WVDOH) and BridgeValley Community and Technical College. The Bridge Inspection emphasis under the Highway Engineering Technology A.A.S. degree is intended for technicians working in the field of bridge inspection.  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 should be able to: 


  • Demonstrate an appropriate mastery of topics encountered by the bridge safety inspector including inspection techniques, evaluation, scour and erosion, and of topics related to the structural elements encountered in the field during the bridge safety inspection process.
  • Perform routine calculations common to bridge safety inspection and construction technician work.
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively by written and oral means. 
  • Demonstrate an awareness of safety issues related bridge construction and safety inspection and to use this knowledge to maintain a safe working environment.
  • Exhibit appropriate workplace behavior and display a commitment to quality, dependability, and ethical conduct.
  • Understand and use standard documents encountered in bridge safety inspection.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal and state manuals and standards applicable to bridge safety inspection.
• West Virginia Division of Highways • Bridge Safety Inspector
• Construction Industry • 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

Semester Total: 15

Semester Total: 28

Need 17 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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