iMAKE the World Move


A career in civil engineering technology, including surveying, inspecting, designing, and constructing civil infrastructure like bridges, roads and much more.

Make the world move by helping design and build highways, bridges, roads, dams, airports, and more with an education in civil engineering technology. In this program, you’ll learn how to read plans, operate survey equipment, sample and test materials, and design projects — ensuring each structure is built to last. You will even take part in great paid internship opportunities as you earn your Associate in Applied Science degree in just two years.

About the Program:

Career Examples
What You'll Do
Core Job Skills
Average Salary

Civil Engineering Technology Career Examples

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Civil Designer
  • Civil Engineering Assistant
  • Civil Engineering Designer
  • Construction Analyst
  • Design Technician
  • Engineering Assistant
  • Engineering Specialist
  • Engineering Technician
  • Transportation Engineering Technician​

What You'll Do

  • Create graphical representations of civil structures
  • Prepare operational reports
  • Survey land or bodies of water to measure or determine features
  • Create maps
  • Test characteristics of materials or structures
  • Prepare detailed work plans
  • Review technical documents to plan work
  • Confer with technical personnel to prepare designs or operational plans
  • Inspect facilities or sites to determine if they meet specifications or standards
  • Confer with other personnel to resolve design or operational problems
  • Estimate technical or resource requirements for development or production projects
  • Estimate operational costs

Core Job Skills

  • Dependability
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Attention to detail
  • Adaptability/flexibility

Average Salary (Iowa)

  • $51,940 per year