This program has academically challenging curriculum taught by industry professionals who practice their trade during the day. Technical courses include lectures and laboratories which expose students to the various job responsibilities of surveying and civil engineering technicians. The curriculum includes experiential learning through internship courses, where graduates gain real-world experience and the confidence to deliver professional services. The program also prepares students to take the Certified Survey Technician (CST) exam, which is offered on campus annually. Arts & Sciences courses enhance students’ technical education through study in oral and written communications; math and science; social/behavioral studies; and the arts and humanities.
Degree Information: Graduates earn an associate of applied science (AAS) degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete
Common Job Titles
Civil Engineering Technician; Surveying Technician
MnDOT; Hennepin County; American Engineering & Testing
National Median Salary
SOURCE: Based on the 2012-2013 Edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, www.bls.gov
Gainful Employment Page for Certificate Program: Land Surveying