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Civil Engineering Technology

Associate Degree in Applied Science

Program number: 106071

Overview

Civil engineers design and build important parts of our infrastructure, such as roads, bridges, dams and water supply systems. As a student in Madison College's Civil Engineering Technology program, you will train to assist engineers and land surveyors in: 

  • Planning: Determine the scope of the project, what data will be required to complete the project, the most appropriate technique to gather the required data, and review agencies that will be involved in the project.
  • Scheduling: Determine the schedule of the design and construction phases of a project, prepare for public meetings and identify meeting dates.
  • Designing: Use design software to prepare plans for transportation projects, municipal sewer and water projects, and land development projects.
  • Estimating: Perform estimates of quantities used in a project, as well as the expected cost of engineering projects.
  • Surveying: Perform field surveys for design and construction of engineering projects, land developments and retracement surveys, including route surveys, topographic surveys and subdivision surveys.
  • Observing and Inspecting Construction: Observe the construction of highways, bridges, buildings and other structures to ensure they are constructed in accordance with the engineers' plan, as well as perform material testing to ensure materials are in accordance with design specifications.

Transfer Options

Madison Area Technical College's Civil Engineering Technology offers an affordable track toward earning a bachelor's in science in Broad Fields Natural Science at Edgewood College. Learn about your transfer options

Program Details

Students in the Civil Engineering Technology program can attend full time.

Civil Engineering Technology program classes may be offered at these Madison College campuses:

  • Madison - Truax

Explore financial aid eligibility for Civil Engineering Technology.

All courses for this program are offered only in person.

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Admission

To Apply
 

After Acceptance

Once you are admitted into your program, review the Start of Semester Checklist to prepare for your first day of classes at MATC. 

Questions?

Contact the Enrollment Center at EnrollmentServices@madisoncollege.edu or (608) 246-6210. 

Curriculum

Prospective program students, the information below reflects the basic requirements for students admitted for the 2018-2019 academic year. To learn more about Madison College, visit us.

Current program students (including newly admitted), go directly to your Degree Progress Report (also referred to as an Advising Report or Academic Requirements) to view:

  • Progress toward your specific requirements
  • Alternative (in lieu of) courses to meet specific requirements

If you have questions after reviewing your report, please see Advising Services.

Outcomes

MATC's Civil Engineering Technology program graduates are prepared to:  

  • Communicate clearly and effectively in oral and written format.
  • Apply civil engineering design principles to all facets of planning an engineering project.
  • Demonstrate and apply fundamental surveying skills.
  • Operate technical computer software, hardware and instruments to perform civil engineering procedures.
  • Perform fundamental construction materials tests.
  • Demonstrate professional work ethics and positive interpersonal skills in the workplace.
  • Assume responsibility for continuing education to remain current in the civil engineering profession. 

 

Careers

Earning your associate degree in applied science in the Civil Engineering Technology program at Madison Area Technical College prepares you for valuable work as:  

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Construction Inspector
  • Land Survey Technician
  • CAD Technician
  • GIS Technician
  • Materials Testing Technician
  • Construction Estimator

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  • Estimated Program Cost
    # of Credits for Completion
    62
    Tuition
    $8320.40
    Materials/Supplemental Costs
    $1086.00
    Other Costs
    $0.00
    Total Program Costs:
    $9406.40
  • Graduate Summary
    Graduate Report Summary Overview

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Program Graduates 12 10 14
    Number of Surveys Sent 12 10 14
    Number of Surveys Returned 10 9 10
    Percent of Surveys Returned 83.30% 90.00% 71.40%
    Available for Employment 10 8 9
    Percent Available for Employment 100.00% 88.90% 90.00%
    Not in Labor Market 0 1 1
    Percent Not in Labor Market 0.00% 11.10% 10.00%
    Available for Employment

    2015 2016 2017
    Graduates Employed 10 8 8
    Percent of Graduates Employed 100.00% 100.00% 88.90%
    Employed in Related Occupation 9 7 8
    Percent Employed in Related Occupation 90.00% 87.50% 100.00%
    Employed in Unrelated Occupation 1 1 0
    Percent Employed in Unrelated Occupation 10.00% 12.50% 0.00%
    Employed - No Response 0 0 0
    Percent Employed - No Response 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Seeking Employment 0 0 1
    Percent Seeking Employment 0.00% 0.00% 11.10%
    Reaction To Training at Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Student satisfaction Mean (Out of 4) 3.6 3.1 3.2
    Number of Satisfaction Responses 10 9 10
    Very Satisfied 6 3 2
    Percent Very Satisfied 60.00% 33.30% 20.00%
    Satisfied 4 5 8
    Percent Satisfied 40.00% 55.60% 80.00%
    Unsatisfied 0 0 0
    Percent Unsatisfied 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Very Unsatisfied 0 1 0
    Percent Very Unsatisfied 0.00% 11.10% 0.00%
    Primary Reason for Attending Madison College

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Primary Reason Responses 10 9 10
    Preparation for Getting a Job 4 3 2
    Percent Preparation for Getting a Job 40.00% 33.30% 20.00%
    Career Change 4 4 4
    Percent Career Change 40.00% 44.40% 40.00%
    Improvement of Existing Skills 2 1 2
    Percent Improvement of Existing Skills 20.00% 11.10% 20.00%
    Preparation for Further Education 0 1 2
    Percent Preparation for Further Education 0.00% 11.10% 20.00%
    Personal Interest 0 0 0
    Percent Personal Interest 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Other 0 0 0
    Percent Other 0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    When Employment was Obtained

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of When Employment Obtained Responses 10 8 8
    Before Enrollment 0 0 3
    Percent Before Enrollment 0.00% 0.00% 37.50%
    While Attending the College 6 6 2
    Percent While Attending the College 60.00% 75.00% 25.00%
    After Training at the College 4 2 3
    Percent After Training at the College 40.00% 25.00% 37.50%
    Location of Employment (related and unrelated)

    2015 2016 2017
    Number of Employment Location Responses 10 8 8
    In College District 8 6 6
    Percent In College District 80.00% 75.00% 75.00%
    In Wisconsin, Not in District 1 1 2
    Percent of In Wisconsin 10.00% 12.50% 25.00%
    Outside of Wisconsin 1 0 0
    Percent Outside Wisconsin 10.00% 0.00% 0.00%
    Employer Location Unknown 0 1 0
    Percent Location Unknown 0.00% 12.50% 0.00%
    Salary Trend
    Salary Trend 2015 2016 2017
    Full Time Employment (Related Job) Full Time Salary Count 9 5 6
    Average Monthly Wage $3,407 $2,984 $3,661
    Average Hourly Wage $19.81 $17.35 $21.29
    Average Work Hours per Week 43.9 41.9 43.9
    Part Time Employment (Related Job) Part Time Salary Count 1
    Average Hourly Wage $15.00
    Average Work Hours per Week 20
  • Graduate Employers
    Total Positions Open for academic year: 2017
    Wisconsin TechConnectTM Jobs* Madison Non-Madison
    Number of Full Time Positions Open 80 142
    Number of Part Time Positions Open 19 25
    Total Jobs 99 167
    Graduate Employers for academic year: 2017
    Employer(s) Job Title City** State*** Positions
    Applied Pavement Technology Engineering Technician Waunakee
    Birrenkott Surveying Inc Surveyor Sun Prairie
    E & N Hughes Co Left Blank Monroe
    Hasse Surveying LLC Survey Technician Monroe
    MSA Professional Services Civil Engineering Technician
    Strand Associates Inc Field Technician
    Vierbicher Associates Surveyor 1 Reedsburg

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