How to Become a Civil Engineer Technician
What education or training do I need to become a Civil Engineering Technician?
- Training is available at technical institutes, community colleges, public and private vocational schools, and even the Armed Forces.
- Most training schools require you to take algebra, trigonometry, and one or two basic science courses.
- In general, technical schools offer concentrated hands-on training, but will not offer as many general education opportunities as community colleges.
- Many programs offer internships to help you gain experience and earn money to help pay for your education.
How do I find a good school to get a Civil Engineering Technician certificate?
- Ask your school career or guidance counselor or search the Internet.
- Visit the Minnesota State website which provides information on 37 public colleges and universities with 54 convenient campuses throughout Minnesota. http://www.minnstate.edu/
- Another good educational planning site is iseek.org
- Locally, there are several schools offering technician training:
- Lake Superior College – Duluth https://degrees.lsc.edu/
- Dakota County Technical College – Rosemount http://www.dctc.edu/academics/programs-majors/
- Dunwoody College of Technology – Minneapolis http://www.dunwoody.edu/academic/programs-list/
- South Central College – Mankatohttp://www.southcentral.edu/Majors-and-Programs/civil-engineering-technology-program.html
- Minnesota State Community & Technical College – Detroit Lakes http://www.minnesota.edu/programs/civil-engineering-technology/
- Cloud Technical and Community College – St. Cloud http://www.sctcc.edu/land-surveyingcivil-engineering
- North Dakota State College of Science – Wahpeton ND ndscs.edu
- Southeast Technical Institute – Sioux Falls, SD http://www.southeasttech.edu/academics/degrees/engineering_technology/civil_engineering_technology/
What is the job potential and pay for Civil Engineering Technicians?
- Job opportunities are GREAT!
- See how much money you can expect to make as a civil engineering technician here: https://www.indeed.com/salaries/civil%20engineering%20technician-Salaries
Sources of Information for Civil Engineering Technicians
- United States Bureau of Labor Statistics: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/architecture-and-engineering/civil-engineering-technicians.htm
- National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies nicet.org
- Minnesota Society of Professional Surveyors: http://www.mnsurveyor.com/
- American Congress on Surveying and Mapping: http://landsurveyorsunited.com/acsm
- Minnesota Department of Transportation Technical Certification Program: dot.state.mn.us/const/tcp