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.
A graduate of the program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
- Civil Construction Inspector: examines and interprets prints and specifications; confers with contractors and owners to enforce contract specifications, building codes, and zoning ordinances; and also inspects soils, asphalt, concrete, building construction, and underground utilities at the project site.
- Civil Drafter: drafts detailed construction drawings, survey drawings, topographical profiles, related maps, and specification sheets used in planning construction of highways and streets, buildings, river and harbor improvements, landfills, flood control, drainage, railroads, airports, water and sewer systems, and other civil engineering projects using Computer Aided Drafting systems.
- Civil Soils-Materials Technician: samples and performs tests on soils, hot mix asphalt, concrete, aggregate, and other construction materials; and identifies and classifies soil samples for foundation construction and environmental purposes.
- Survey Technician: obtains data and makes computations pertaining to angles, distances, elevations, points, contours, and other purposes using levels, total stations, data collectors, global positioning systems, and other surveying instruments following approved surveying practices.
Requirements for Program Entry
- Completed application.
- High school transcript or equivalent.
- Attendance at orientation or a planned meeting with program staff is required.
- This program requires higher language proficiency than general college admissions. Non-native Engllish speaking international students may demonstrate proficiency through online assessment, available through the college Assessment Center. (Testing costs are included in application fee)
- 10-606-112 Computer Apps for Technicians
- 10-606-113 CAD
- 10-607-110 Cemented Aggregate Mixtures
- 10-607-119 Intro to Civil Engr Technology
- 10-607-121 Surveying/Mapping
- 10-801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm
- 10-804-196 Trigonometry w Apps
- 10-890-101 College 101
- 10-607-102 Land Surveying/Computer Appl
- 10-607-125 Civil Public Works Construct
- 10-607-128 Soil Mechanics
- 10-801-136 English Composition 1
- 10-804-195 College Algebra w Apps
- 10-806-154 General Physics 1
- 10-607-190 Civil Engineering Internship
- 10-607-131 Surveying 2
- 10-607-134 Surveying-Drafting
- 10-607-235 Statics/Strength Materials-Civ
- 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
- 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
- 10-607-147 Water Technology
- 10-607-154 Land Law 1
- 10-607-202 GPS Global Pos Systems
- 10-607-204 Const Methods and Engr Inspect
- 10-607-205 Hwy Surveying
- 10-607-234 AutoCAD Civil 3D-Intro
About the School
Founded in 1912, NWTC is a nationally-ranked, two-year public college where students prepare for high-tech careers and begin their bachelor’s degrees. Last year, NWTC served over 32,000 students; 7,80 ... Read More