Graduates may land rewarding careers with consulting engineering companies, construction companies, and governmental agencies such as the MN Department of Transportation, or the engineering department of a local municipality.
According to the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for civil engineering technicians is expected grow 2 percent in the U.S. by the year 2029. BLS: "As current U.S. infrastructure experiences growing obsolescence, civil engineers will be needed to manage projects to rebuild, repair, and upgrade bridges, roads, levees, dams, airports, buildings, and other structures."
Civil Engineering Technology at DCTC teaches precisely the skills you'll need to break into the profession. The curriculum is designed by faculty with decades of industry experience; they know what works and what doesn't work. BLS: "Civil engineers conceive, design, build, supervise, operate, construct and maintain infrastructure projects and systems in the public and private sector, including roads, buildings, airports, tunnels, dams, bridges, and systems for water supply and sewage treatment. Many civil engineers work in planning, design, construction, research, and education."
Potential Job Titles
- Civil Engineering Technician
- Civil Engineering Designer