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Land Surveying/Civil Engineering
Land Surveying/Civil Engineering AAS Degree (70 Credits)
The Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technology Program prepares individuals for employment as engineering/surveying technicians. Students 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 and 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.
Degree Specific Program Requirements: Students who have earned a grade of "C" or better, in all technical classes, as well as an overall GPA of 2.0 or better will have satisfied the program requirements for a diploma or AAS degree.
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. Civil Engineering design, boundary surveying, computer application, testing of materials, construction surveying and inspection, estimating and general design work are just a few examples of career possibilities.
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester I|
|LSCE1510||Civil Drafting Methods||3 Credits|
|LSCE1518||Materials, Estimating, and Specifications||3 Credits|
|LSCE1530||Survey Fundamentals||5 Credits|
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester II|
|LSCE1502||Surveying Principles I||3 Credits|
|LSCE1506||Advanced Survey||5 Credits|
|LSCE1514||Civil CADD I||3 Credits|
|LSCE1527||Technical Computations II||3 Credits|
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester III|
|LSCE2502||Control and Digital Surveys||5 Credits|
|LSCE2514||Civil CADD II||3 Credits|
|LSCE2518||Utility Design I||3 Credits|
|LSCE2526||Subdivision Design||4 Credits|
|Suggested Technical Studies Semester IV|
|LSCE2506||Construction Design and Surveying Principles||5 Credits|
|LSCE2510||Surveying Principles II||3 Credits|
|LSCE2522||Civil CADD III||3 Credits|
|LSCE2530||Utility Design II||3 Credits|
|MATH1300||College Algebra||3 Credits|
|MATH1321||College Trigonometry||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Oral||3 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Written||4 Credits|
|MNTC Goal Area 2, 5, 6, or 7 Critical Thinking, So||3 Credits|
|Estimated cost for books and supplies:||$2,995|
PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.