Civil Engineering Technology
This program prepares a person for entry-level positions in civil engineering, surveying and similar technical fields. The curriculum includes boundary and construction surveying, principles of road construction, construction materials testing, small unmanned aerial systems (drones) mapping, geographical positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS), computer automated drafting (CAD), project management and construction practices.
The graduate is prepared to work with surveyors, civil engineers or other like professionals in the performance of general engineering practices which may include design, drawing, detailing and interpreting working drawings; gathering and interpreting field survey data, inspecting construction, determining equipment, materials and labor required to complete a project, performing various lab tests required in construction and using drones to gather data for engineering, surveying, mapping and construction inspections.
Up-to-date equipment and software used in the program include drafting (Auto-CAD 18), engineer (Carlson), GIS (ArcView), and Drones (DJI GO 4 and DJI GS PRO). Also used are automatic levels, total stations, and RTK satellite survey equipment with multiple data collector software programs.