Harrison County Campus

Take Your Construction Career to the Next Level

About the Program

The Construction Engineering Technology program is an instructional program designed to prepare technicians for employment within the construction industries and firms.

Students completing the program will be prepared for jobs in supervision, estimating, layout, handling, storing, monitoring, materials, safety, leadership, and organization of construction projects. In the program, students learn about environment and workplace safety issues. Students also learn how to identify safety hazards and notify the proper authorities.Through an internship program, students have the opportunity to work in a position related to Construction Engineering Technology.

Career Opportunities

Students will be prepared for entry in mid-level management operations in positions like:

  • Cost estimators
  • Material specialists
  • Planners
  • Project managers
  • Layout specialists
  • Pre-construction engineer

Individuals currently employed as professionals will enhance their ability to perform their duties in the construction business.

Degree Options and Requirements

This program leads to an Associate of Applied Science Degree and is preparatory for employment upon graduation from MGCCC. Where a transfer to 4-year college or university is desired, a conference should be scheduled with a MGCCC advisor.

All students completing a career or technical program must complete either the MS-CPAS (Mississippi Career Planning and Assessment System) or an MGCCC Board- approved Technical Skills Attainment assessment where applicable. Students should see an advisor for further details.

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Construction Engineering Technology Coursework

For class times, visit the MGCCC class schedules.

Construction Engineering Technology Certificate

Semester One

Course Credit(s)
CON 1213 - Construction Materials 3
CON 1223 - Plans and Document Interpretation 3
CTE 1143 - Fundamentals of Construction and Manufacturing 3
DDT 1163 - Engineering Graphics 3
DDT 1313 - Computer Aided Design I 3

Semester Two

Course Credit(s)
CON 1113 - Survey of Modern Construction 3
CON 1233 - Construction Systems I 3
CON 2413 - Construction Safety Standards 3
CON 2523 - Project Management 3
DDT 1413 - Elementary Surveying 3

Total Credits: 30

Construction Engineering Technology Diploma

Semester Three

Course Credit(s)
CON 2233 - Construction Systems II 3
CON 2313 - Construction Layout 3
CON 2113 - Construction Jobsite Management 3
CON 2123 - Construction Cost Estimation 3
CON 2513 - Leadership and Organization 3

Total Credits: 15

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Semester Four

Course Credit(s)
ENG 1113 / 1114 English Composition I or ENG 1033 Technical English 3/4
SPT 1113 - Public Speaking I 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
Social/Behavioral Science Elective 3
Math/Natural Science Elective 3/4*

Total Credits: 15/17


Please refer to “The Credit by Non-Traditional Means” regarding stipulations for receiving articulated credit.

* MAT 1033, MAT 1313 or higher or any laboratory science.

Contact Us

For information on how to become a student at MGCCC, orientation, registration, and degree programs, please call (228) 896-2536 or email questions@mgccc.edu.