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Civil Engineering Technology (150201)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Civil engineering technicians apply the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics to solve problems in construction, manufacturing, sales, surveying, customer service and research and development. Most civil engineering technicians work regular hours in laboratories, offices, or on construction sites. Civil engineering technicians may work in testing, planning and supervision. They work on infrastructure including roads, bridges, tunnels, sewage systems, subways, airports, buildings, and water supply systems. The two-year degree program is designed to prepare civil engineering technicians for a broad-based education that gives the student a number of career choices.

In the Real World

Some graduates continue towards the Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering Technology or Civil Engineering, and towards licensing as land surveyors and/or professional engineers. Entry-level jobs include structural detailer, construction inspector, construction technician, draft person, engineering aide, highway technician, and etc. Individuals may become a civil engineering technician in a two- year program by obtaining an associate degree in civil engineering technology. Job opportunities are available in industries, private engineering firms, and government agencies. Earnings depend on the type of agency and specialty. Junior technicians work under the supervision of registered civil engineers, making about $24,000 per year. Civil engineering technicians with more experience earn about $38,000. Supervisory or senior level positions earn about $64,000.

Career Placement

At FDTC, we believe that education deserves results - that’s why we want to watch our students succeed in the real world. Florence-Darlington Technical College works diligently to match students with relevant jobs in our community so that they can put their hard-earned education to work. We partner with successful alumni and local businesses to ensure our students get the best possible career upon graduation. Our Career Services Office offers a variety of services to help students succeed including: resume coaching, on-campus recruiting & career fairs, online job postings, professional development workshops, personality evaluations, internship placement assistance, and other online career building resources. We encourage all students to schedule a meeting with a Career Services Coach at (843) 661-8075 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do for you. What does your future look like?
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