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civil engineering technician - structural


    Video: Civil Engineering Technician - Structural

    Program Number: 10-607-5
    School Year: 2017-2018
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Fond du Lac

    Program Description

    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

    • $40,231

    Approximate Costs

    • $132.20 per credit (resident)
    • $198.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
    • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
    • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

    Program Outcomes

    • 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.

    Career Opportunities

    • Architectural Designer
    • Architectural Technician
    • CAD Technician
    • Construction Estimator
    • Construction Inspector
    • Construction Manager
    • Construction Surveyor
    • Engineering Technician
    • Public Utility Technician

    Admission Process

    • 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.   

    Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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    Term 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    607-116Architectural Drafting for Civil Engineering4
    607-176AutoCAD I3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-113College Technical Mathematics 1A3
    804-114College Technical Mathematics 1B2
    890-101**College 1012
    Term 2
    607-110Civil Drafting Fundamentals4
    607-135Construction Surveying3
    801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
    804-116College Technical Mathematics 24
    Term 3
    607-114Structural Drafting4
    607-122Mechanical Construction3
    607-131Structural Analysis 13
    607-140Soils and Foundations3
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Term 4
    607-123Construction Estimating3
    607-132Structural Analysis 23
    607-137Site Development3
    607-150Technical Problems3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Required Elective Credits3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements69

    General Education Options

    View the Civil Engineering Technician - Structural General Education Course Options.

    Institutional Requirements

    ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

    Academic Planner

    Current students, please see your Advisor for your academic planner.

    Transfer Opportunities

    Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.