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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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6 Results in Civil Engineering

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
TAFE Queensland International

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise bu ... [+]

Develop the practical and technical skills to design and draft various engineering applications and drawings for transport systems, pipelines, dams, bridges, high-rise buildings and plant, mining and industrial water and waste management facilities. Employers actively seek our students due to our industry-relevant and practical training which is accredited by Engineers Australia, the peak body for engineering professionals in Australia. Our pathways to university provide graduates with credit towards engineering bachelor degrees when they enrol with our partner universities.

Entry requirements English Language Proficiency: IELTS 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5, except the writing band which should be no less than 6.0) or ISLPR 2+ on all skills or other - For a list of all English Language test accepted by TAFE Queensland International Academic Requirements: Completion of Year 12 (or equivalent) with a Sound Achievement in English; or Satisfactory completion of CN649/CNJ30 Preparatory Studies - TGN151 Technical Communication or Recognised Certificate III or IV. Non-school-leavers must have relevant work experience or qualification that indicates likely success of course completion. For more information on the international education achievement levels equivalent to Year 10 and 12. ... [-]
Australia Brisbane
January 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
College of Southern Idaho

The Civil Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to prepare students to finish a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at a four-year college. The ... [+]

The Civil Engineering Program is an academic transfer program designed to prepare students to finish a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering at a four-year college. The coursework emphasizes math, natural sciences, physics, engineering sciences and English. Students finish their general education core requirements at the transfer institution. Civil engineers are involved in the design of transportation infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, seaports, dams, and rail lines) and water projects (irrigation, drinking water supply systems and sewage and waste management). They also are involved with the design and construction of structures. Civil engineers often work as consultants and for public agencies at the local, state and federal levels. Completion of the following courses is designed to result in an associate’s degree in engineering and does not meet the general education requirements at all Idaho public universities. Course selection should be coordinated to meet the requirements for your intended transfer institution.... [-]

USA Twin Falls
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
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
February 2019
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
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