Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology
Associate of Applied Science Degree
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The Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology program prepares students to incorporate advanced technologies into a wide-range of career pathways.
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree prepares graduates to be job ready after graduation in two years. Some of the courses are application based and will not transfer. However, it is possible to transfer with the AAS degree and a third year of coursework at UCC. Two quarters of calculus are included in the second-year of classes for the AAS degree. Students that are sure they will not be continuing their education in the future should consider either the
Applied Surveying Option or Applied Water Quality Option for the AAS degree. The Applied Options include 24 credits of Occupational Skills Training (approximately 5 months) during the second-year of course work.
In addition to the learning outcomes for the Completion Certificate as an Engineering & Drafting Technician, students that complete the AAS degree in Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology will also:
- Solve well-designed engineering problems using integrated STEM concepts
- Examine and design viable engineering solutions for well defined technical problems
- Demonstrate multiple forms of communication in well defined technical and non-technical environments based on appropriate research
- Conduct and analyze standard test, measurements, and experiments, culminating in the interpreting and reporting of results
- Participate effectively as a member of a technical team
- Demonstrate functional use of 3D computer-aided drafting and design software used for a variety of drawing techniques
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AAS Degree Options
AAS degrees provide students with job-ready skills upon graduation. UCC has three options for an AAS degree in Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology. The base degree includes two quarters of calculus. Students can transfer with the AAS + one year of additional course work. There are also two applied options (Water Quality & Surveying) for students that are interested in more hands-on training and have no plans for future transfer. The applied options include approximately 6 months of on-the-job experience through our occupational skills training program.
Civil Engineering and Surveying Technicians
Civil engineering and surveying are the largest fields of engineering in Oregon and the nation. Virtually all construction and development projects require the services of civil engineers and surveyors. The AAS program provides a broad-based education, which provides UCC graduates with multiple career pathways. Employees that are able to work as both an engineering technician and surveying technician are a valuable asset to many employers. In addition, the problem-solving skills developed in the program apply to other branches of engineering, and many UCC graduates are employed in other engineering-related fields.
Average beginning salaries for Surveying Technicians and Civil Engineering Technicians are in the range of $13.50 to $18.50 per hour, depending on experience and other factors. Demand for trained workers in this field is related to the amount of construction and development occurring in the area. If you are interested in this field, you should be prepared to consider relocating to gain initial experience, as these are high-demand skills in locations where significant development is occurring.
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Other Degrees & Certificates at UCC
- Engineering and Drafting Technician: One-year Certificate
- Drafting Pathway Certificate
- Water Quality Pathway Certificate
- Surveying & Geomatics: AS
- Surveying Pathway Certificate
Wayne Fischer - Contact
Assistant Professor, Engineering
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