Civil Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
Students completing the Civil Engineering Technology program are prepared for employment in the civil engineering field. Civil engineering technicians plan, design and monitor construction and maintain public or private works systems with the collaboration and direction of engineers. They gather preliminary data, plan, budget, survey, design, prepare construction documents and administer contracts to provide safe and convenient facilities including highways, bridges, airports, structures, water treatment and distribution systems, and waste water collection and treatment systems. Opportunities are available with state, county and local government public works departments, as well as consulting engineering firms. Students will learn graphic communication skills, advanced surveying techniques and a variety of skills related to engineering technologies. Students also will be enrolled in general education classes selected to build a foundation for their technical courses. This AAS degree can prepare students to continue their education in a number of baccalaureate programs at four-year institutions.
Additional information
Computer Requirements: To successfully be able to run the Advanced 3D program that this course requires, the minimum hardware specifications for the computers are: Processor Core i7 or equivalent, 4.0 GHz or greater Hard Drive Required: 500GB with at least 128GB free disk space; Recommended: 512 SSD with at least 128GB free RAM Required: 16 GB minimum; CD-RW/DVD Combo Drive Recommended Ethernet Network Required Wireless Network Required USB Flash Drive Strongly Recommended 4GB + (Sold in Campus Bookstores) Additional Information Recommended Graphics: ATI or NVIDIA graphics card Dedicated Graphics RAM 6 GB - not shared, 1,280 x 1,024 or higher screen resolution Internet connection for Autodesk® 360 functionality, web downloads, and Subscription Aware access Adobe® Flash® Player 10 Microsoft® Mouse-compliant pointing device Microsoft® Internet Explorer® 8 or higher Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 SP1 SD Card Reader
Program outcomes
  1. Prepare civil construction drawings utilizing CAD software.
  2. Select appropriate surveying techniques.
  3. Demonstrate computer utilization skills.
  4. Produce construction, legal and topographic surveys.
  5. Calculate material quantities and final cost estimates.
  6. Utilize effective communication skills.
  7. Exhibit professional behavior as part of a project team.
  8. Prepare material testing reports on soils and concrete.
  9. Document the process and procedures during on-site construction inspections.
  10. Experience on-the-job training in a related field.
  11. Demonstrate design criteria for road design.
  12. Utilize hydrology design skills.
Employment
Employment projections indicate an increase in the employment of civil engineering technicians. Employment opportunities will be found in Federal, State, and local government agencies as well as private firms, the construction, public utilities, and transportation industries. Spurred by population growth and baby boomer retirement, more civil engineer technicians will be needed to design and construct higher capacity transportation, water supply and pollution control systems, and repair or replace existing roads, bridges, and other public structures.
Accreditation
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. More information can be found at www.minnesota.edu/accreditation.
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
51 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Civil Engineering Technology - Associate of Applied Science (AAS)

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1000 CADD1000 - AutoCAD Basics 3
CIVL1100 CIVL1100 - Survey I: Fundamentals of Surveying 3
CIVL1119 CIVL1119 - Survey II: Land Surveys 3
CIVL1138 CIVL1138 - CADD II: Plan Layout 3
CIVL2209 CIVL2209 - Construction Inspection 3
CIVL2210 CIVL2210 - Road Design 3
CIVL2230 CIVL2230 - Civil Engineering Technology Internship 3
CIVL2234 CIVL2234 - Utility Design 3
CIVL2238 CIVL2238 - CADD III: Project Design 3
CIVL2240 CIVL2240 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
CIVL2246 CIVL2246 - Introduction to Hydrology 3
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CONM2204 CONM2204 - Materials Testing 3
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3
ENGT1118 ENGT1118 - Construction and Manufacturing Math 3
ENGT1126 ENGT1126 - Engineering Graphics 3
ENGT1134 ENGT1134 - Office Systems and Equipment 3

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1000 CADD1000 - AutoCAD Basics 3
CIVL1100 CIVL1100 - Survey I: Fundamentals of Surveying 3
ENGT1118 ENGT1118 - Construction and Manufacturing Math 3
ENGT1126 ENGT1126 - Engineering Graphics 3
ENGT1134 ENGT1134 - Office Systems and Equipment 3

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CIVL1119 CIVL1119 - Survey II: Land Surveys 3
CIVL1138 CIVL1138 - CADD II: Plan Layout 3
CIVL2209 CIVL2209 - Construction Inspection 3
CIVL2210 CIVL2210 - Road Design 3
ENGL1101 ENGL1101 - College Writing 3

1st Summer Term - 3 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CIVL2230 CIVL2230 - Civil Engineering Technology Internship 3

2nd Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CIVL2234 CIVL2234 - Utility Design 3
CIVL2240 CIVL2240 - Introduction to Geographic Information Systems 3
COMM1120 COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking 3
CONM2204 CONM2204 - Materials Testing 3

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals

2nd Spring Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CIVL2238 CIVL2238 - CADD III: Project Design 3
CIVL2246 CIVL2246 - Introduction to Hydrology 3

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/MnTC Goals