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 to grow 12 percent in the U.S. by the year 2020. BLS: "The need to maintain and repair the country’s infrastructure continues to increase: bridges need rebuilding, roads need maintaining, and levees and dams need upgrading. Moreover, a growing population means that water systems must be maintained to reduce or eliminate loss of drinkable water. Additionally, more waste treatment plants will be needed to help clean the nation’s waterways. Civil engineers must plan, design, and oversee this work, and civil engineering technicians will be needed to help the engineers."
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 engineering technicians learn to use design software that civil engineers typically do not. Thus, those who master it, keep their skills current, and stay abreast of the latest software will likely improve their chances for employment."
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