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    civil engineering technician - structural


      Video: Civil Engineering Technician - Structural

      Program Number: 10-607-5
      School Year: 2019-2020
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Fond du Lac
      This program is eligible for financial aid

      Program Description

      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 the construction industry today. Serve as a team support member to engineers, architects, surveyors, and mechanical contractors to help plan and design the construction of buildings, highways, bridges, utilities and other major infrastructure projects. Students apply computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) skills to architectural, structural and related designs. 

      Graduates may find employment with civil engineering firms, architectural firms, contractors, surveyors, municipalities and public utilities.

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $40,556

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 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

      Visit the Admissions Page for details


      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      607-116Architectural Drafting for Civil Engineering4
      801-136English Composition 13
      804-195College Algebra With Applications3
      890-101**College 1012
      Semester 2
      607-110Civil Drafting Fundamentals4
      607-135Construction Surveying3
      607-176AutoCAD I3
      801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
      804-196Trigonometry with Applications3
      Semester 3
      607-114Structural Drafting4
      607-122Mechanical Construction3
      607-131Structural Analysis 13
      607-140Soils and Foundations3
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Semester 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 Requirements66

      Institutional Requirements

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

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      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.