DEGREES IN Land Surveying/Civil Engineering
Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Diploma
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Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Associate of Applied Science
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Why Choose This Program
In our program, students will learn surveying and computer-aided drafting (CAD) techniques, along with design and construction practices that involve sewer, water, streets, roads, and land surveying. Graduates will be skilled in modern surveying equipment, computer applications, computer-aided drafting and design, and surveying methods.
As an essential part of city, county, state, and federal infrastructure, you can put a Land Surveying and Civil Engineering degree to work for government agencies like the MN Department of Transportation, Department of Natural Resources, counties, and larger cities.
You could also follow a career path with private engineering or architectural firms, surveying firms, highway or road contractors, and utility contractors.
Placement rate from self-reported data of employment in field of study up to one year post graduation. Wage data is from Minnesota Dept. of Employment and Economic Development (DEED).
From Degree to Career
When you choose the Land Surveying/Civil Engineering program at SCTCC, you’ll gain skills that will directly transfer to the workplace. There are several employers in the St. Cloud area that have hired graduates of the program including Douglas County, Benton County, Sherburne County, Ramsey County, Mcleod County, Stearns County, City of St. Cloud, MN Department of Transportation, Westwood Professional Services, SEH, Stantec, Widseth, Bogart-Pederson, and more.
To prepare our students for the workforce, we teach them the skills needed to be successful in their future careers. Our graduates know how to use engineering design software and CAD skills in the creation of infrastructure plans and properly operate surveying instruments.
We ensure students have the ability to review, interpret, and understand computations, field methods, and design procedures of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying before graduation. At SCTCC, students also develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities and know how to work successfully as a team member.
- Use engineering design software and CAD skills in the creation of infrastructure plans
- Operate surveying instruments properly
- Ability to review, interpret, and understand computations, field methods, and design procedures of Civil Engineering and Land Surveying
- Develop critical thinking and creative problem-solving abilities
- Work successfully as a team member
Types of Careers
When graduating from our SCTCC Land Surveying and Civil Engineering program, students have the ability to choose the path they want to take. Our graduates work as Surveying Technicians, Civil Engineering Technicians, and/or CAD Technicians.
Students have opportunities working in a variety of places. Our graduates have worked with government agencies on the city, county, state, and federal levels. When working at the state level, students have worked with MnDOT and the DNR.
SCTCC graduates have also worked with private organizations like engineering, architectural, surveying, and material testing firms. Students have found employment opportunities with private road, highway, and utility contractors.
With a degree in Land Surveying and Civil Engineering, graduates have also worked with CAD drafters and designers, construction inspectors, and even materials testing technicians.
A day in the life of an SCTCC Land Surveying and Civil Engineering graduate often looks like using their skills of engineering design and CAD in the creation of infrastructure plans or working outdoors performing surveying tasks.
Types of Careers
- Land Surveying Technician
- Civil Engineering Technician
- CAD Technician
- Government Agencies: City, County, State (MnDOT, DNR), and Federal
- Private: Engineering/architectural firms, Surveying firms, materials testing firms, highway/road contractors, and utility contractors
- CAD Drafter/Designer
- Construction Inspector
- Materials Testing Technician
With the skills students gain in our Land Surveying / Civil Engineering program, the employment opportunities they find are outstanding. SCTCC graduates have accepted employment with the following public and private companies:
- MN Department of Transportation
- Short, Elliott, Hendrickson, Inc.
- Bogart, Pederson, and Associates
- Westwood Professional Services
- O’Malley and Kron Surveyors
- Kramer, Leas, Deleo
- Hakanson Anderson
- Kraemer Trucking & Excavating
- Carlson McCain, Inc.
- Stantec Engineering
- Bolten & Menk, Inc.
- Bollig Engineering, Inc.
- WHKS, Inc.
- City of St. Cloud
- City of Rochester
Our graduates also work at various counties across the state of Minnesota, such as:
- Benton County
- Sherburne County
- Ramsey County
- Anoka County
- Mcleod County
- Stearns County
- Douglas County
Students who complete the Land Survey/Civil Engineering program at SCTCC can transfer easily to St. Cloud State University for a bachelor's degree in Land Surveying & Mapping Science.
A dual-enrollment option with St. Cloud State University offers a path to a bachelor’s degree in Land Surveying while taking classes at SCTCC to save time and tuition costs. Please contact Instructor Sean Clark or Instructor Dan Kvaal if you're interested in the dual enrollment option.
Ready to Take the Next Step?
Are you ready to learn more about the Land Surveying/Civil Engineering program and being a student at SCTCC? Visit SCTCC for a tour or an information session.
Connect with the SCTCC Admissions team:
- Call us at 320-308-5089
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- On campus Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
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Paying for College
Students choose SCTCC for a lot of reasons, but saving money is one reason we hear from almost every student at SCTCC. We’ve got a breakdown of the costs for the program, along with information on financial aid and scholarships.
In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $2795-2995 for books, supplies, and materials.
The following scholarships are specific to Land Survey/Civil Engineering students:
- Josh Scepaniak Memorial Endowment
- Westwood Professionals
- MN Society of Professional Surveyors - 5 scholarships at $1,700 - $2,200
- City Engineers Association of MN - 2 scholarships at $1,000
- American Council of Engineering Companies - 1-2 scholarships at $2,000 - $2,500
- American Public Works Association - 5 scholarships at $1,000
- MN County Engineers Association - 4 scholarships at $1,000
- MN Surveyors & Engineers Society
Apply just once and students are considered for all eligible SCTCC Scholarships.
The Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Technology program has a laptop requirement.
Instructions for Purchasing SCTCC Standard Laptop Bundles
- Go to the vendor website where you will find laptop pricing and specifications. Vendor site: https://store.nowmicro.com
- Register as an individual and follow the prompts to set-up online profile or login in if you already have an account.
- Once you submitted registration please check your email for password.
- Once logged into the store site, enter keyword “SCTCC” under the product search to access school-approved laptop bundle options.
*NOTE: Customers must select Credit Card as Payment Method, and either FedEx Ground or Will Pick Up at Store as Delivery Method. Orders that do not comply with these instructions will not be processed.
Program Info for Current Students
Land Surveying/Civil Engineering Instructors
Civil/Highway Technician Instructor