Civil Engineering Technician at a Glance

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Best States for Civil Engineering Technician

  Employment
in 2011
Average
Annual Salary
Average
Hourly Pay
Kansas 1,470 $50,790 $24
Mississippi 1,200 $33,940 $16
Wyoming 340 $44,070 $21

Becoming a Civil Engineering Technician

Civil engineering technology jobs will typically be given to those with an associate's degree in this field. While not always required, it is best to select a program that is certificated by ABET (the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology). Many employers prefer this as it guarantees a solid curriculum and adequate training.

This type of program is offered through a number of community colleges and technical schools across the country. Students will need to have a strong aptitude for math and science as well as computer technology. Some common classes you may see with this major include:

  • Surveying
  • Highway Engineering
  • Topography and Mapping
  • Land Development Design

An associate degree typically takes two years of full-time study, depending on your level of enrollment throughout the program. Graduates may opt to seek certification from the National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies. Though this is not required, it may help in advancing your career. This requires work experience, recommendations, and the successful completion of an exam.