Civil Engineering Technician - Structural
Program Number: 10-607-5
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Fond du Lac
Serving as a team support member to civil engineers, civil engineering technicians help plan and design the construction of highways, bridges, utilities and other major infrastructure projects.
Moraine Park's Civil Engineering Technician - Structural associate of applied science program provides the knowledge and experience in planning and design that are needed in today's architectural, engineering and construction (AEC) industries. Students apply building information model (BIM) and computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) skills to architectural, structural and related designs. Hands-on learning includes surveying in the field and testing materials such as concrete and soils. In addition to strong computer skills, students need math, spatial relations and analytical skills to meet the demands of the engineering coursework.They also are introduced to concepts and requirements of green design (LEED) and construction practices.
Graduates may find employment with civil engineering firms, architectural firms, contractors, surveyors, municipalities, testing facilities, mechanical and electrical design firms and public utilities.
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- Prepare presentation drawings.
- Prepare structural design plans.
- Apply basic survey principles.
- Design site plans.
- Design architectural plans.
- Design mechanical systems for a commercial building.
- Calculate the forces in a wood and steel truss and the stress and strain in structural members.
- Determine the cost of labor and materials for a commercial building.
- Determine the load bearing capacity of soils.
- Architectural Designer
- Architectural Technician
- CAD Technician
- Construction Estimator
- Construction Inspector
- Construction Manager
- Construction Surveyor
- Engineering Technician
- Public Utility Technician
- Submit the college admission application.
- Submit the $30 one-time fee.
- Submit high school and other official college transcripts.
- Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.
Please visit the Admissions page for general information.
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|607-116||Architectural Drafting for Civil Engineering||4|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|804-113||College Technical Mathematics 1A||3|
|804-114||College Technical Mathematics 1B||2|
|607-110||Civil Drafting Fundamentals||4|
|801-196||Oral and Interpersonal Communication||3|
|804-116||College Technical Mathematics 2||4|
|607-131||Structural Analysis 1||3|
|607-140||Soils and Foundations||3|
|809-166||Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application||3|
|809-199||Psychology of Human Relations||3|
|- OR -|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|607-132||Structural Analysis 2||3|
|Required Elective Credits||6|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||69|
A capstone project is an exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.
** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.
- Civil Engineering Technician - Structural, 2015-2016
- Civil Engineering Technician - Structural, 2014-2015
- Civil Engineering Technician - Structural, 2013-2014
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
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