This program prepares students for employment as a CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNICIAN. Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build various infrastructure projects (e.g., highways, bridges, utilities, etc.) as well as commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects. Civil engineering technicians work in offices and at jobsites, assisting engineers and surveyors. Activities include reviewing blueprints, preparing maps and proposals, testing, and data collection/reporting. Employment is available in private industry and at local and county government agencies.
The skills learned in this program are also essential job skills for civil engineers and architects, so transfer students are encouraged to take this coursework as well. Some of the courses in the program may articulate to university engineering or engineering technology programs. Note that many university engineering programs may not have these job skills courses as part of their regular curriculum..
Students will be able to:
1. Select and develop engineering careers.
2. Use CAD software to produce models and technical drawings that conform to industry standards.
3. Operate common land surveying instruments.
This program has CERTIFICATE and ASSOCIATE DEGREE options. The required core courses are identical for both but the degree option also requires completion of general education coursework per Plans A, B, or C of college catalog (~ 30 units)
Required Core Courses:
|Intro to Engineering|
Intro to Civil Engineering, AEC
|Engr 183||AutoCAD I||4|
|Engr 184||AutoCAD II||4|
|Engr 185||Civil 3D||4|
|Engr 119||Advanced Plane Surveying||3|
|Geol 101||Introduction to Geology||3|
|Geol 101L||Introduction to Geology Lab||1|