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Top Associate Degrees in Civil Engineering

You can receive an associate degree after about two years of studying in a program at the undergraduate level. You will find this degree offered for many disciplines, in the sciences and in the humanities.

What is an associate degree in civil engineering? Civil engineers are involved in public works; designing the infrastructure of transportation; designing and constructing public structures; and in development of water systems such as waste management, drinking water and irrigation. Courses that can be included are mathematics, computer aided drafting, surveying, soils and materials testing, cartography, topography and estimating. Within this, some fieldwork may be required as well.

Successfully mastering these basics in civil engineering is a good way to prepare students to go on for a bachelor’s degree, something typically required to work in the field. In addition, by the time you’ve completed this first degree, you may have a better idea of the specialty you might be interested in.

As with all college programs, the costs associated with this degree can vary greatly, depending on the institution you decide on and where in the world it is located. Many people reduce their costs by choosing an online program.

Although to truly work as a civil engineer often requires a higher degree, graduates with an associate degree can find work in the field as assistants in such positions as cartographers, land surveyors, CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) operators, soil technician, site supervisor and civil engineering technicians. They are often employed by construction companies, utility companies, transportation departments, consulting companies, government departments and environmental organizations. Bear in mind that where you want to work geographically will determine what kind of work will be available to you.

An associate degree is a good way to prepare yourself for the future. To begin today, search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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4 Results in Civil Engineering

University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Mining) has been developed as part of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project established by the Minerals C ... [+]

Become part of the mining industry

USQ’s Associate Degree of Engineering (Mining) has been developed as part of the Minerals Industry National Associate Degree (MINAD) project established by the Minerals Council of Australia (MCA). This degree will give you the freedom of choice to start up your career or be a stepping stone to further study.

You will study planning, design, testing, and the operation of open-cut and underground mines, but also get the opportunity to put your knowledge and skills into practice in class and at mining sites.

Topics include fundamental mathematics, applied mechanics, material science, engineering design, geology, geomechanics, construction, surveying, mining technology and mine planning.... [-]

Australia Toowoomba Australia Online
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Full-time
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Online
Gateway Technical College

As fresh water becomes one of our most valued resources, you can obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a career that can help preserve this valuable resour ... [+]

As fresh water becomes one of our most valued resources, you can obtain the knowledge and skills necessary to achieve a career that can help preserve this valuable resource.

Gateway Technical College’s Civil Engineering Technology – Fresh Water Resources associate degree program helps students learn civil engineering design and construction, coupled with advanced education in specific areas of environmental assessment, water treatment, stormwater management, and erosion control.

An environmental technician assists in stormwater management, environmental assessment, and water sampling and testing. They also set up, test, operate and modify equipment for preventing or cleaning up environmental pollution as well as conduct pollution surveys, collecting and analyzing samples such as air and groundwater.... [-]

USA Elkhorn Sturtevant
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Austin Community College

Designers and drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design ... [+]

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Designers and drafters use computer-aided design (CAD) programs to plan everything from cell phones to skyscrapers. Students in this program gain experience using design programs like AutoCAD, Revit, Cadence, Solidworks, and more. Courses taken for a certificate can also count toward an associate degree in a variety of disciplines.

Job Titles Architectural and Engineering Managers Architectural Drafters Civil Drafters Commercial and Industrial Designers Electrical Drafters Electronic Drafters Mechanical Drafters

Data analysis of traditional and real-time labor market information (LMI) provided in collaboration with Emsi (Economic Modeling Specialists International), a CareerBuilder company.... [-]

USA Austin
September 2019
2 years
Campus
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Civil Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for careers in the civil engineering and surveying fields. As a civil engineering technician, you examine and interpre ... [+]

Civil Engineering Technology graduates are prepared for careers in the civil engineering and surveying fields. As a civil engineering technician, you examine and interpret prints and specifications; confer with contractors and owners to enforce contract specifications, building codes, and zoning ordinances; test soils, asphalt, and concrete and observe and inspect other related construction activities; perform land surveying and computer aided drafting; and observe building, highway and utility construction. With additional education and work experience, you can become a professional licensed civil engineering, construction superintendent, building inspector, civil designer, construction projects manager, or professional land surveyor. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.... [-]

USA Green Bay
August 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus