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Civil Engineering Technology Department Overview


Do you have a strong inclination towards math, science, and technology?
Are you curious to know how to construct highways, bridges, and learn about land surveying? If so, you will do well with a Civil Engineering Technology degree from South Central College. The need to maintain and repair infrastructure continues to increase; this puts you in high demand in today’s professional work force.

The Civil Engineering Technology program prepares students for entry-level employment as engineering technicians. Graduates will learn surveying techniques, along with design and construction practices dealing with sewer, water, streets, roads, and land surveying. 

This hands-on learning program gives students the opportunity to apply real-world skills with the latest technology.  Faculty members are working professionals who provide industry expertise in the classroom. Students will be introduced to the newest surveying equipment, computer programming, and computer aided drafting and surveying systems. 

The abilities to work independently and make decisions, along with accuracy and neatness, are very important qualities for technicians. Technicians must be able to deal with professional people as well as the general public on a day to day basis. Technicians can work in a variety of positions including: engineering designer, construction inspector, construction manager, and CAD operator. The A.A.S. degree provides students with the necessary technical skills plus the Liberal Arts and Sciences base to broaden their horizons and aid them in seeking employment advancement.

The Civil Engineering Technician Program at South Central College Includes:

  • Surveying
  • Design
  • Inspection
  • Drafting
  • Practical Mathematics
  • Project Management
  • Construction Estimating
  • GPS/GIS

Core Competencies

  1. Apply surveying techniques with state of the art surveying equipment.
  2. Execute design and construction practices dealing with sewer, water, streets, roads and land surveying.
  3. Prepare neat and accurate working drawings and other construction and contract documents..
  4. Use computer aided drafting and surveying systems competently.
  5. Communicate with professional people as well as the general public.

Department Faculty

Jay Stencel

Civil Engineering Technology Majors