Engineering Technology: Postsecondary Programs
Engineering Technicians assist engineers with tasks encountered in the planning and completion of projects. A technician may work as a draftsperson, inspector, data collector, or as a member of a survey crew. They may also assist with engineering-related computations. Students will learn graphic techniques used to produce engineering documents, field and lab testing techniques on building materials, surveying equipment and procedures, structural analysis and design methods, estimating and contracting methods including typical plan and specification preparation, and oral and written communication skills for lab and field work.
The Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology program is designed to prepare students for work as engineering and surveying technicians in construction related industries, allowing graduates to work in a broad range of jobs such as surveying, drafting, and material testing. Upon graduation, students can be employed with state, county, and city engineering offices as well as private agencies such as consulting engineers, land surveyors, and construction contractors. Some jobs are in fixed locations while others require limited to extensive travel.