The Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technology Program prepares individuals for entry-level employment as engineering/ surveying technicians. Students will learn surveying and drafting techniques, along with design and construction practices pertaining to sewer, water, streets, roads, and land surveying. Students are introduced to modern surveying equipment, computer applications, computer aided drafting, land design and surveying methods.
Technicians must be able to work with other professional people, as well as the general public on a day-to-day basis. Working conditions for technicians may involve a variety of indoor and/or outdoor settings. Problem solving and critical thinking skills are essential to this profession.
Technicians may be employed by state, county and city governmental agencies, contractors, private engineering or land surveying firms in a wide range of starting positions. Drafting, computer application, testing of materials, construction surveying and inspection, land surveying, estimating or general design work are just a few examples of career possibilities. This program is articulated with several state universities in the areas of land surveying and construction management.