Civil Engineering Technician

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Career Path

Industrial Technology

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Program Options

Degree, Certificate or Diploma

Locations

Council Bluffs Campus

Program Information

The Civil Engineering Technician program of study prepares students for a career as a technician working under the supervision of an engineer, contractor, or architect.  Students learn skills in drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), construction inspection, soil hydrology, GIS/GPS, and surveying techniques. Graduates of this program are awarded a diploma.

New program pending state and regional accreditation approval

Job Outlook

Job outlook:
240 Jobs (2020)
+5.0% Change (2020-2025)

What will you do

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects for commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.  Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, and other infrastructure projects for commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

Wages

  • Entry: $16.61
  • Average: $26.35
  • Experienced: $35.19

Career Examples

  • CAD Technician
  •  Engineering Technicians (Architecture and Engineering)
  •  Construction Technicians (Construction and Extraction)
  •  Engineering Interns
  •  Operations Technicians
  •  Design Engineers (Architecture and Engineering)
  •  Civil Engineers
  • Drafting Designers

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First Semester

MAT 743 - Technical Math

CAD 139 - Introduction to CAD/CAM

EGT 155 - Engineering Drawing Practices

CON 325 - Estimating

CET 160 - Surveying

Second Semester

CON 119 - Construction Materials and Inspection

CET 240 - Soils and Erosion Control

CET 233 - Fundamentals of GPS and GIS

CET 208 - Technical Drafting and CAD

Total Program Hours: 27.0

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Program Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

Upon the successful completion of the program students will:

  • Prepare civil construction drawings utilizing computer-aided design (CAD) software.
  • Produce construction, legal and topographic surveys.
  • Calculate material quantities and final cost estimates in project-based examples.
  • Demonstrate material testing reports on soils and concrete.
  • Describe design criteria for road design.
  • Utilize hydrology design skills in CAD programming.
  • Work as an effective member of a professional team on projects.

Program Disclaimers