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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.
After reviewing comparable Minnesota State college programs, this program exceeds 60 credits for one or more of the following reasons: national or international program certification, national or international standards including skill standards, standards recommended by a primary employer or multiple employers, national specialized program accreditation, state licensure requirements, and/or national practices or standards.
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 the AAS degree.
The general education courses may transfer and are part of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum (MnTC).
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.