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Civil Engineering Technology - Graphics Program of Study (150201)

Degree: Associate in Applied Science, AAS


Engineering graphics technicians learn and expand their ability to communicate graphically the principles and theories of science, engineering and mathematics. They also help solve problems in research and development, manufacturing, building design and construction, sales and customer service.

In the Real World

Engineering graphics technicians are able to find jobs in private engineering firms as Computer Assisted Design (CAD) operators and technicians working with engineers and designers. There are also many jobs available in manufacturing performing CAD duties and other technical work. Also, government agencies at the state and local levels may use engineering graphics technicians to assist building officials in construction plans review and building inspections. Most engineering graphics technicians work regular hours in professional offices or manufacturing settings. Earnings depend on the type of agency and specialty. Junior technicians work under the supervision of manufacturing engineers, professional engineers in the civil, mechanical or electrical areas or licensed architects starting at about $27,000 per year. Engineering graphics technicians with more experience earn about $35,000. Supervisory or senior level positions may earn up to $60,000. Individuals may become an engineering graphics technician in a two- year program by obtaining an associate degree in engineering graphics technology. Job opportunities are available in industries, private engineering firms, and government agencies.

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) 661-8196 to explore their post-graduation opportunities. Find out about what Career Services can do you. What does your future look like?
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