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Why Choose This Program
If you love the outdoors and the idea of not being chained to a desk, the SCTCC Land Surveying and Civil Engineering Technology program may be the perfect fit for you.
In our program, students will learn surveying and drafting 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 Marco, Ramsey County, Mcleod County, Stearns County, MN Department of Transportation, 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 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 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 Land Surveying Technicians or Civil Engineering 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 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 Engineers, graduates have also worked with CADD 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 using engineering design and CAD skills in the creation of infrastructure plans while working as a Civil Engineer Technician on the state level.
Types of Careers
- Land Surveying Technician
- Civil Engineering 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
- CADD 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 Sean Clark or 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? Contact our instructors directly or join us for a Construction Info Session to meet with instructors and Admissions representatives to get started.
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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Sean Clark, PE
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Students have the opportunity to join clubs while they're at SCTCC.