Civil engineering technicians are in demand nationwide, working with engineers in all aspects of the construction process from planning and design to construction and maintenance of private and public works systems.
As a student in the Civil Engineering Technology program, you'll learn a range of skills related to engineering technologies, graphic communication skills and advanced surveying techniques. Our graduates are hired by local public works departments, state agencies such as the Minnesota Department of Transportation, construction companies, geotechnical firms and consulting engineering companies. Program internships frequently lead to employment opportunities.
This 60-credit AAS degree program is offered on our Detroit Lakes campus and taught by an instructor with extensive industry experience. An advisory board comprised of local and regional industry members reviews our curriculum, ensuring that students learn the skills needed by employers.
Civil Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Locations: Detroit Lakes
Survey Technician Certificate
Locations: Detroit Lakes
M State's Civil Engineering Technology program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's program can transfer seamlessly into MSUM's bachelor degree programs in Operations Management and Construction Management.
Articulation agreements ensure that students completing specified coursework or degree programs at M State will transfer into designated programs at partner universities/colleges per the terms of the agreement. This cooperative effort eliminates or minimizes the questions and confusion that sometimes accompany transfer and allows our students to be confident that their degree from M State will satisfy a substantive portion of the completion requirements for the bachelor's degree at the university/college they will be attending.
Civil Engineering Technician regional wage
Graduates will find career opportunities as civil engineering technicians, civil engineering designers and surveyors.
Description: Apply theory and principles of civil engineering in planning, designing and overseeing construction and maintenance of structures and facilities under the direction of engineering staff or physical scientists.
Typical education level: Vocational Certificate
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414 Employed in your area
13 Estimated annual job openings
96 Approaching retirement age
The average retirement age in the U.S. is 65. Civil engineering technicians in the 55-64 and the 65+ categories are 1-10 years away from retirement. When older workers retire, there will likely be a demand for new workers.
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Last modified: November 15th, 2017 at 02:43pm