Work with state-of-the-art technology in the Civil Engineering Technology Program. This program will prepare you with skills necessary for employment as a civil engineering technician with consulting engineering firms, testing laboratories, utilities and local, state and federal government agencies. Your classes will focus on skills such as surveying, materials testing, drafting, and construction inspection that are associated with civil engineering. Experience the best of both worlds with a balanced workload between outdoor and indoor work. Surveying, field testing, construction supervision and testing are essentially outdoor work while drafting, design and laboratory testing are indoor work.
This option of the Civil Engineering Technology program allows for a graduate to continue their education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale or Eastern Illinois University. As a graduate, you are able to complete a bachelor of science degree in Technical Resource Management at SIUC with only an additional 60 semester hours of course work.
This program provides you with a diverse skill set which will allow graduates to choose between indoor and outdoor work to enhance their ability to progress within their chosen specialty. Jobs you can qualify for include:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of civil engineer technicians is projected to grow 8 percent until 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. (Source: bls.gov)
Joshua Fulk – Civil Engineering Technology Instructor/Coordinator