Civil Engineering Technology

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Program Information

  • Location: Downtown Milwaukee Campus
  • Pathway: STEM
  • Program Code: 10-607-1
  • Offering: In-class
  • Degree Type: 2-Year Degree (Associate)
  • Start Dates: August

About the Program

Description

Assist civil engineers in planning, designing, scheduling, estimating, surveying and inspecting construction projects. Also, specific elective surveying courses provide an option for a land surveying career.

Civil engineering technicians and surveying technicians are needed in all phases of project development.

You can earn the Surveying and Mapping technical diploma on the way to completing this associate degree.

Additional program details: 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 details.

This program is approved through the Land Surveyor Section of the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects, Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers, Designers and Professional Land Surveyors.


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Surveying and Mapping

As a surveying technician, graduates typically work under the direction of an engineer or surveyor to operate surveying equipment, record measurements, and produce drawings showing boundaries, key locations, elevations and other terrain features.

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Mechanical Design Technology

Get involved in the engineering design process – design and analyze mechanical components and assemblies; and create 3D solid models and 2D detailed drawings for parts or assemblies of mechanical and electromechanical systems using the latest computer-aided design/drafting (CADD) systems.

Detailed Program Information

2020-21 Curriculum

Semester Course Course Name Credits
(1) CIVIL-101 Civil Engineering Drawing ^ 2
(1) CIVIL-102 Introduction to AutoCAD ^ 2
(1) CIVIL-105 Computer Applications ^ 2
(1) CIVIL-135 Public Works Engineering and Estimating 3
(1) CIVIL-155 Surveying 1 ^ 2
(1) MATH-115 College Technical Mathematics 1 ‡ ^ 5
(2) CIVIL-106 Intermediate AutoCAD ‡ ^ 2
(2) CIVIL-147 Soils and Materials Testing ‡ 3
(2) CIVIL-156 Surveying 2 ‡ ^ 2
(2) ENG-195 Written Communication ^
(or) ENG-201 English 1 ‡
3
(2) MATH-116 College Technical Mathematics 2 ‡ 4
(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
(3) ELECTIVE (Three credits needed) 3
(3) ENG-197 Technical Reporting 3
(3) PSYCH-199 Psychology of Human Relations 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
(4) ELECTIVE (Two credits needed) 2
(4) SOCSCI-197 Contemporary American Society 3
TOTAL CREDITS 64

( ) Semester order for full-time students.
‡ Prerequisite required.
^ Counts toward earning the Surveying and Mapping technical diploma.

Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

This Associate in Applied Science program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

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

To see course descriptions, class times, locations or to register online:
Students already enrolled in an MATC program can visit Self Service Student Planning.
All others can access this information through INFOnline.

Important Dates

Deadlines and important dates can be found on:
Cost & Aid Deadlines

Also, you can find dates and deadlines on the MATC Calendar

Program Outcomes

  • Utilize CAD and sketching techniques to produce engineering documents
  • Perform design and routine testing procedures related to construction materials
  • Utilize land surveying instruments to collect data necessary to produce topographic maps, establish horizontal and vertical control, and to layout civil engineering projects
  • Operate computer software and hardware to solve technical problems
  • Apply elements of design to roads, subdivision layout, storm and sanitary sewer systems

Career Outlook

Civil engineering technicians and surveying technicians are needed in all phases of project development.

Possible Careers

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

Admission Requirements

One year of high school-level algebra.

Scholarships

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Accreditation

This program is approved through the Land Surveyor Section
of the Wisconsin Examining Board of Architects,
Landscape Architects, Professional Engineers,
Designers and Professional Land Surveyors,
4822 Madison Yards Way, Madison, WI 53705;
608-266-2112
www.dsps.wi.gov/pages/BoardsCouncils/AE/Default.aspx

QUESTIONS?

STEM Academic & Career Pathway
414-297-6319stempathway@matc.edu

Downtown Milwaukee Campus, Main Building, Room M312-314
Mequon Campus, Room A108-110
Oak Creek Campus, Room A121
West Allis Campus, Room 103



Last updated: 06/02/2020