Civil Engineering Technology/Technician Major

A major/degree in Civil Engineering Technology/Technician is a program that prepares individuals to apply basic engineering principles and technical skills in support of civil engineers engaged in designing and executing public works projects such as highways, dams, bridges, tunnels, and other facilities.

Includes instruction in site analysis, structural testing procedures, field and laboratory testing procedures, plan and specification preparation, test equipment operation and maintenance, and report preparation.

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Search for colleges that offer a degree in Civil Engineering Technology/Technician (use the College Search feature and enter "civil engineering" in the major search field). Read the school’s department pages, they are often loaded with useful and specific information about the field.

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What can you do with a major/degree in Civil Engineering Technology/Technician?

As a civil engineer technologist or technician, you will work under the supervision of a licensed civil engineer.  You may be responsible for assisting in the maintenance of society’s infrastructure.  Your tasks will also likely include supporting and ensuring safe construction, operation, and maintenance of structures (roads, bridges, buildings, dams).

 

Trade Associations and Professional Organizations in Civil Engineering Technology/Technician

Professional associations are groups of specialists dedicated to topics in particular fields. Professional associations provide a wealth of online resources, some of which are geared specifically towards students. These organizations typically also host conferences and events, providing great opportunities for learning and networking across your field of interest.

Publications/Magazines in Civil Engineering Technology/Technician