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Program Description

The Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree program is perfect for those with a desire to build the roads, highways, airports, and utility solutions of tomorrow! Learners will be fully prepared to support Civil Engineers in the delivery of projects that keep our communities moving forward now and into the future. The curriculum is built with CAD, Surveying, and real-world experience in mind and learners will be fully competent in the use of all key equipment, will complete a program Capstone Project, and will have the opportunity of an Internship with one of NTC’s industry partners to jump-start their career experience. With the future of technology directly driving modern Engineering, learners will also explore the development and application of related ‘Smart’ technologies, including Virtual Reality tools, scanning technology, and the use of drones.

Starting Salary

$35,276–$44,106
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

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Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Create and follow project plans
  • Design computer modelling projects
  • Supervise construction site operations
  • Apply Stormwater, Sewer, and Transportation Infrastructure knowledge
  • Survey and map construction sites and project layouts

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Survey or CAD Technician
  • Assistant Construction Engineer
  • Estimator
  • Municipal or State Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician

Courses

The Civil Engineering Technology Associate Degree is a 61–62 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY 1.00
SURVEYING AND MAPPING 2.00
AUTOCAD AND CIVIL 3D 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00
INTERMEDIATE ALGEBRA W/APPS 4.00
COLLEGE ALGEBRA W/APPS 3.00

Second Term

CEMENTED AGGREGATE MIXTURES 3.00
INTERMEDIATE CIVIL 3D 3.00
SURVEYING 2 3.00
SOIL MECHANICS 2.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
TRIGONOMETRY W/APPS 3.00

Third Term

CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERNSHIP 2.00
CIVIL ENGINEERING INTERACTIVE PROJECT 2.00

Fourth Term

SURVEYING 3 2.00
ADVANCED CIVIL 3D 3.00
TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE DESIGN 2.00
BASIC ENGINEERING STATICS 1.00
GENERAL PHYSICS 1 4.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Fifth Term

SMART TECHNOLOGY FOR CIVIL ENGINEERING 2.00
CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT, ESTIMATING, AND SAFETY 2.00
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT 2.00
WATER AND SEWER TECHNOLOGY 2.00
CIVIL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY CAPSTONE PROJECT 4.00
INTRODUCTION TO DIVERSITY STUDIES 3.00
INTRO TO SOCIOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Milwaukee School of Engineering Bachelor of Business Administration in Technical Sales
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global BS in Business Administration
Purdue University Global BS in Health Care Administration
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. The $30.00 application fee is being waived at this time.

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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores. Score requirements vary by program and version of the Accuplacer test that was taken. For more details, please contact Admissions. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.