Civil Engineering Technology

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    Associate in Applied Science (AAS)

    Train to be part of the team that builds big things: roads, dams, airports, bridges, and more.

    Evening classes: This program is especially geared for students with full-time jobs.

    Prepare to enter the job market,or prep for a fouryear-degree.

  • The STLCC Advantage


    This program is designed for:

    • Those who wish to get into the job market without delay as civil engineering technicians
    • Students preparing to pursue a bachelor of science in civil engineering
    • Those pursing employment in technical positions, for instance students interested in a structural emphasis or civil emphasis
    Civil engineering technicians may be involved in surveying, soil testing, preparation of drawings, basic design, construction inspection, material testing, contract administration, estimating project costs or technical sales. Many positions provide the opportunity to work outdoors.

    Build a strong foundation: coursework includes the basics in drafting, surveying, hydraulics, materials, steel design, environmental systems and more.

    Small class size and a focus on hand-on activity.

    Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the field of engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

    Convenience: More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical courses are offered in the evening.

    More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region, and the second largest in Missouri.

    To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here 

  • Career Opportunities

    • Jobs for civil engineering technicians are expected to increase substantially through 2018 according to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    • Population growth and the need to improve the nation’s infrastructure require more civil engineering technicians to expand transportation, water supply and pollution control systems.
    • Civil engineering technicians will be needed to repair or replace existing roads, bridges and other public structures.
    • Civil Engineer Technicians
    • Civil Design Draftsmen
    • Structural Design Draftsmen
    • Survey Instrument Operators
    • Construction Inspectors
    • Soil Technicians
    • Technical Sales Representatives

    Job Resources

  • Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid


    STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

      • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
      • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
      • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE
      • For more information on STEM scholarships READ MORE
      • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
  • Students and Faculty


    Richard S. Unger, P.E.
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 314-513-4319

  • Program Curriculum and RAP


    Civil Engineering Technology (AAS) 66 - 68 Credits

    Program Total: 66-68 credits
    I. Career General Education 38-39 credits
    COM:101 Oral Communication I 3
    EGR:100 Engineering Drawing 3
    ENG:100 Career English (or)
    ENG:101 College Composition I 3
    ENG:103 Report Writing (or)
    ENG:102 College Composition II 3
    GE:101 Technical Computer Applications 3
    MTH:144 Technical Algebra and Trigonometry (or)**
    MTH:185 Precalculus 5
    MTH:154 Technical Analytical Geometry and
    Calculus (or)**
    MTH:210 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 4-5
    PHY:111 College Physics I 4
    PHY:112 College Physics II 4
    SOC:103 Human Behavior at Work and in Business 3
    XXX:xxx Missouri State Requirement 3
    II. Physical Education Activity 2 credits
    III. Area of Concentration 17-18 credits
    CE:103 Structural Drafting (or)
    CE:104 Civil Drafting 3
    CE:230 Construction Materials and Testing 3
    CE:240 Surveying I 3
    EGR:133 Introduction to AutoCAD I (or)
    EGR:140 Computer Aided Drafting and Design I 2-3
    ME:135 Mechanics-Statics 3
    ME:243 Strength of Materials 3
    IV. Electives (either group required) 9 credits
    Group A
    CE:234 Structural Analysis 3
    CE:236 Reinforced Concrete Design 3
    CE:237 Structural Steel Design 3
    Group B
    CE:250 Surveying II 3
    CE:233 Hydraulics 3
    CE:238 Environmental Systems 3

    Credits that transfer: In this specific AAS program — Civil Engineering Technology — many credits transfer to four-year institutions with engineering programs.

    • Students who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree often find that STLCC provides a strong foundation in the engineering field at a fraction of the cost of a public university.
    • We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for information about STLCC’s Civil Engineering Technology program and how it can fit with your academic and career goals. CLICK HERE
    • You might also consider STLCC’s Engineering Science AS (Associate in Science) degree program — the Associate in Science degree is designed to transfer.

    We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

    Related Programs
    Engineering Science AS

  • Additional Information


    STLCC’s Civil Engineering Advisory Committee brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

    Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options:


    The Civil Engineering Technology program is based at our Florissant Valley campus but students may take general education classes toward this degree at any of our four campuses, our five education centers, and online.


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