SURVEYING & CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Learn how to route highways, design bridges, and assist in the planning of land development with a Surveying & Civil Engineering degree from Dunwoody. Program graduates are prepared for a career as a Civil Engineer Technician or Land Surveying Technician and are often employed by governmental agencies or private contracting and engineering firms. Students with existing bachelor’s degrees may be eligible to enroll in a shorter Land Surveying certificate.
PROGRAM PLACEMENT RATE: 100%
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Experience Surveying & Civil Engineering at Dunwoody
Dunwoody helps prepare you for your career as a Civil Engineer or Surveying Technician by combining classroom lecture with real-world experience. Our expert instructors will provide you with numerous opportunities to measure land, test materials, and create surveying drawings and engineering plans.
Course-load includes classes like:
- Control & Geodetic Surveying
- Transportation & Municipal Design
- Land Use Planning
- Materials, Testing & Construction Methods
- Laser Scanning & Remote Sensing
Upon graduation, you will have the capacity to assist surveyors in data collection, map the earth’s surface, and help civil engineers design and construct the infrastructure of tomorrow.
Additional benefits of Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering program include:
- Extensive training on industry-utilized equipment, including computer-aided drafting programs (CAD) and the latest in GNSS (GPS) technology.
- Hands-on, outdoor projects and experiments, getting you out of the classroom and in the environment you will be working in.
- MNDot Aggregate Certification, an industry-recognized certification that is sought after by companies that work with MNDot.
- An OSHA 30-hour Construction Training card, which assures employers that you will be industry leaders in safety. This card is recognized nation-wide.
- Preparation for the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Certified Survey Technician (CST) Level 1 exam, which ensures you are capable of becoming a surveying technician.
- Opportunities to experiment with drones and laser scanning, preparing you for the types of equipment you will use while on the job.
- A chance to participate in the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Competition. In 2016, Dunwoody took first place.
- Student clubs and organizations like Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering Club, which is a National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) official student chapter.
Graduates earn an Associate of Applied Science degree. The program takes two years (four semesters) to complete. Classes within this program are offered during the day. You can also go on to earn a bachelor’s completion degree in Construction Management.
ALREADY HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE?
For students who already have a bachelor’s degree in a related field, Dunwoody’s Land Surveying certificate can provide an avenue to licensure as a Land Surveyor. The certificate offers 22 technical credits in land surveying, as currently required by the MN board of licensure (AELSLAGID).
COMMON JOB TITLES
Possible job titles upon graduation include:
-Civil Engineering Technician
Companies that hire our graduates include:
-Sunde Land Surveying
-WSB & Associates
-Hennepin County Public Works