Civil Engineering technicians assist civil engineers in planning, designing and constructing highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, airports, utility systems, buildings and other structures.
During the planning stages of a project, technicians estimate costs, prepare specifications for materials and work in design, drafting or surveying. During construction, they assist the contractor in scheduling, inspecting for conformance to blueprints and specifications and numerous other responsibilities.
Students graduating from Zane State College will have a basic theoretical background covered in the classroom. This background will then be enhanced by laboratory applications which include both indoor and outdoor settings. Civil engineering technology students will study and use current computer programs in project planning, structural design, and building system design, as well as other areas.