Program Description

Land Surveying/Civil Engineering
Land Surveying/Civil Engineering AAS Degree (70 Credits)


Program Description
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 (including GPS, Total Station, Robotic Total Station); computer applications; computer aided drafting and design using Advanced Autodesk Civil 3D software; 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.

** 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.


Career Opportunities
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 desgin, boundary surveying, computer application, testing of materials, construction surveying and inspection, estimating and 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.





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
LSCE1526 Technical Computations II 4 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

General Education
MATH1300 College Algebra 3 Credits
MATH1320 College Trigonometry 2 Credits
  MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Oral 3 Credits
  MNTC Goal Area 1 Communications-Written 4 Credits
  MNTC Goal Area 2, 5 or 6 Critical Thinking, Social 3 Credits


Estimated cost for books and supplies: $2,875


PLEASE NOTE: All program plans are preliminary and curriculum may change without notice. Your catalog of record may have different requirements.

 

Contact Info

320.308.5000 or 1.800.222.1009

1540 Northway Drive
St. Cloud, MN 56303