Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Applied Surveying Option

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Program Mission

The Applied Surveying Option of the Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology program prepares students with the foundation to enter the workforce with a working knowledge of surveying and geomatics.

Program Description

This degree option includes additional occupational skills training to prepare students with more on-the-job work experience. The option includes 24 credit hours of occupational skills training/cooperative work experience. This is the equivalent of approximately 5 months of full time work experience. UCC Engineering faculty advisors will assist with finding placement for occupational skills training/cooperative work experience.

Program Outcomes

In addition to the learning outcomes for the Completion Certificate as an Engineering & Drafting Technician, students that complete the Applied Surveying Option AAS degree in Civil Engineering & Surveying Technology will also:

  1. Demonstrate multiple forms of communication in well defined technical and non-technical environments based on appropriate research
  2. Conduct and analyze standard test, measurements, and experiments, culminating in the interpreting and reporting of results
  3. Participate effectively as a member of a technical team
  4. Demonstrate functional use of 3D computer-aided drafting and design software used for a variety of drawing techniques
  5. Utilize modern measurement technologies to acquire spatial data

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Step 2

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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 5 months of on-the-job experience through our occupational skills training program.

 

Careers

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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Contact

 

Wayne Fischer - Contact
Assistant Professor, Engineering
Phone: 541-440-4683

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