Civil Engineering Technology

Brandon Cesafsky

Civil Engineering Technology Grad

"There are so many things you can do with a civil engineering technology degree. That’s one of the main reasons I chose the program."

I interned with Dakota County for four months over the summer in 2012, surveying, inspecting and testing materials. My career goals include working as a civil tech or construction manager—I likes both roles equally—in the public or private sector. I haven't ruled out continuing my schooling to become a professional engineer. There are so many things you can do with a civil engineering technology degree. That’s one of the main reasons I chose the program."

 

Justin Winter

Civil Engineering Technology Grad

"I was impressed by the array of adjunct instructors who teach the program. They are straight from the engineering industry."

I was impressed by the array of adjunct instructors who teach the program. They are straight from the engineering industry. They are more than current with the technology we need to know. I enjoy working with the software used by civil techs, including AutoCAD Civil 3D. One of my favorites is ArcGIS made by Esri. GIS is everywhere. Engineers and technicians use ArcGIS to apply geographic knowledge to project solutions. After I graduate, I'm heading for Anchorage, Alaska, to interview for jobs in the mining industry. Mining runs in my family—and mining is one more field where civil engineering technicians are needed.