Wednesday – November 22, 2017

Civil Engineering Technology (2017-2018)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Technology and Applied Sciences / Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics Career Cluster

Downtown Milwaukee Campus
Program Code: 10-607-1


For Information: 414-297-6315
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC


Overview — Become an engineering technician and assist civil engineers in planning, designing, scheduling, estimating, surveying and inspecting construction projects. 

These projects include highways, bridges, buildings, water systems, land development and other projects. Also, specific elective surveying courses provide the student with an option for a career in land surveying.

This program is approved by the Land Surveyor section of the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Land Surveyors.

During the course of the program, students have the opportunity to take the examination for the Highway Technician Certification PCC Tech Level 1, as well as the Certified Survey Technician Level 1 exam. Upon successful completion of the program, students are eligible to take additional certification exams. Graduates can also become licensed as registered land surveyors after meeting Wisconsin registration requirements.


Key to your success in the program is an ability to find creative solutions to technical problems. Students may consider pursuing additional education in a four-year engineering program. Some of the credits in this program transfer to different colleges and universities. Check with your advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding specific transfer credits.


Career Pathway — You can earn the 
Surveying and Mapping technical diploma on your way to completing this associate degree. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook — Civil engineering technicians and surveying technicians are needed in all phases of project development, from initial surveying and mapping of the project area, to solving technical problems that occur during project planning, design, construction, operation and maintenance.

Employers of civil engineering technicians and surveying technicians include municipal engineering departments, civil engineering consulting firms, structural design firms, land surveying companies, highway departments, construction companies, and public utilities such as water, wastewater, gas, electric and phone companies. 


Job duties typically include surveying, mapping, CAD drafting (such as the development and revision of project drawings), performing design calculations, technical problem-solving, estimating costs and materials, project scheduling, testing materials, selecting construction methods, and construction inspection.


Program Learning Outcomes — Employers expect graduates to:

  • Utilize critical thinking skills to solve technical problems
  • Perform basic surveying
  • Exhibit drafting and CAD skills
  • Demonstrate technical competence with surveying and civil engineering technology equipment
  • Communicate engineering and technical information using appropriate technical language
  • Apply analytical mathematics, as well as graphical knowledge and skills, to the solution of engineering problems
  • Work independently and as a member of a design team

 

Preparation for Admission — The following are required for admission to the program:

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • One year of high school-level algebra
  • Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Possible Careers
Civil Engineering Technician
Construction Materials Testing
Drafter
Estimator
Land Surveyor
Surveying Technician


Related Programs
Surveying and Mapping
Architectural Technology
Mechanical Design Technology

 

Start Date: August
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.


Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-101

Civil Engineering Drawing ^

2

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-105

Computer Applications ^

2

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-135

Public Works Engineering and Estimating

3

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-155

Surveying 1 ^

2

 

(1)

 

CIVIL-102

Introduction to AutoCAD ^

2

 

(2)

 

CIVIL-147

Soils and Materials Testing ‡

3

 

(2)

 

CIVIL-156

Surveying 2 ‡ ^

2

 

(2)

 

CIVIL-106

Intermediate AutoCAD ‡ ^

2

 

(3)
 
CIVIL-110 Introduction to Civil-3D ^ 2  

(3)

 

CIVIL-141

Statics and Strength of Materials ‡

4

 

(3)

 

CIVIL-157

Route and Highway Surveying ‡ ^

3

 

(4)

 

CIVIL-142

Structures ‡

3

 

(4)

 

CIVIL-148

Structural Detailing ‡

3

 

(4)

 

CIVIL-158

Land Surveying ‡

2

 

(4)

 

CIVIL-170

Sewer and Water Systems ‡

3

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

 


ENG-151


Communication Skills 1 ‡ ^


3

 

 

 

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 

 

 
  (or) ENG-201‡ and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course    
   

MATH-115

College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^

5

 

      (or) MATH-201 College Algebra ‡

 

   
    MATH-116

College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ 

4  
 
 
  (or) MATH-202 Trigonometry ‡    
 
 
NATSCI-137 Comprehensive Technical Physics ‡ ^ 4  
 
 
  (or) Any 200-series NATSCI course    
 

 

PSYCH-199

Psychology of Human Relations

3

 

 
 
  (or) Any 200-series PSYCH course    
 

 

SOCSCI-197

Contemporary American Society

3

 

 
 
  (or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course    
    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: Six Credits Needed  6  

 

 

CIVIL-160

Legal Elements of Land Surveying ‡

 

 

 

 

CIVIL-161

Boundary Location ‡

 

 

 

 

ARCHT-150

Introduction to Revit

 

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 69

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

^ Counts toward earning the Surveying and Mapping technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.


For course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online, visit INFOnline.

NOTE: Students who have not been accepted, or have not decided on a program, may begin with GENERAL STUDIES courses, if course prerequisites have been met.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.

 

Page updated March 2017.