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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

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    607-116 Architectural Drafting for Civil Engineering 4
    607-178 Revit 3
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    804-195 College Algebra With Applications 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 16
    Semester 2
    607-110 Civil Drafting Fundamentals 4
    607-135 Construction Surveying 3
    607-176 AutoCAD I 3
    801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
    804-196 Trigonometry with Applications 3
    Total 16
    Semester 3
    607-114 Structural Drafting 4
    607-122 Mechanical Construction 3
    607-131 Structural Analysis 1 3
    607-140 Soils and Foundations 3
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    Total 16
    Semester 4
    607-123 Construction Estimating 3
    607-132 Structural Analysis 2 3
    607-137 Site Development 3
    607-150 Technical Problems 3
    809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
    Total 15
    Required Elective Credits 3
    Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 66

    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.