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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

Just the Facts

Program Start Term: Fall Only
Program Length: 2 Semesters
Award: Diploma


Completed Online: No
Completed in the Evenings: Yes
Pathway: Career Path
Career Cluster: Industrial Technology and Transportation
Program Locations: Council Bluffs Campus



About the Program

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.

Career Information

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.

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Program Outcomes

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.

SALARY INFORMATION
Average: $26.13
Entry Level: $14.75
Experienced: $41.69

* Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database.