Civil and Construction Engineering Technology


Core Courses

  • Introduction to Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD)
  • Introduction to Technical Drafting
  • Introduction to Computer Science
  • Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
  • Fundamentals of GPS and GIS
  • Construction Drawing/Contract
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Construction Methods and Resources
  • PC Concrete, HMA, and Testing
  • Structural Steel/Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Surveying
  • Land Surveying
  • Structural Detailing Using CAD
  • Route Surveying/Roadway Design
  • Soils, Testing, and Foundations
  • Construction Safety
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Physics
  • Environmental Technology

Program Details

Award: Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Required number of credits: 71
Program Start: Fall

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Graduates find employment working as civil technicians, CAD drafters, designers, surveyors, construction inspectors, material testing technicians, estimators, and environmental technicians for engineering offices and firms, material testing labs, surveying companies, construction companies, city engineer offices, and county and state highway departments.

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Civil Engineering Technicians $34,600 $52,400 $61,400

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
Black Hawk County Engineer’s Office Waterloo, IA
City of Waterloo Engineering Department Waterloo, IA
Foth Infrastructure & Environment, LLC Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, IA
Herold-Reicks Surveying New Hampton and Waverly, IA
IIW, P.C. Dubuque, IA
Iowa Department of Transportation Ames, IA
McClure Engineering Co. Fort Dodge, IA
Peterson Contractors, Inc. Reinbeck, IA
Terracon Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, IA

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Admissions Requirements

STEP #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Complete Hawkeye's online admissions application to apply and be considered for the Civil and Construction Engineering program.

  2. Request to have your transcripts sent to the Admissions office.

STEP #2: Basic Skill Competencies

In order to be eligible for the Civil and Construction Engineering program, all students must meet minimum score requirements and/or complete required success courses. Success course credits do not apply towards graduation or the AAS degree.

Students must meet the minimum assessment score or have completed the required success course in each math, English, and reading.

Math 19 85 Elementary Algebra 42 Algebra 40 Elementary Algebra MAT-063 Elementary Algebra
English/Writing 19 82 Sentence Skills 65 40 ENG-061 College Preparatory Writing II
Reading 19 76 82 38 RDG-040 College Preparatory Reading III

STEP #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Basic Skill Competencies Requirements criteria will be accepted to a Pre-Program. As a pre-program student, you will begin with general education and prerequisite classes. An advisor will help you create an academic plan to meet your program admission requirements. Once you have completed your pre-program coursework contact Admissions.

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Contact Us

Student Success Specialist Natasha Ceasar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1062 Buchanan Hall 126
Program Advisor Paresh Shettigar Email me 319-296-2329 ext.1107 Buchanan Hall 128G
Administrative Assistant Kendra Wyatt Email me 319-296-4009 Buchanan Hall 131
Dean Dave Grunklee Email me 319-296-4042 Butler Hall 131A
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