Civil and Construction Engineering Technology

Program Pathway

Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree

Program Details

Award Associate of Applied Science (AAS)
Credits 72
Program Start Fall
Number of Terms 4
Time to Complete 2 years
Admissions Application Select Academic Program:
Civil and Construction Engineering Technology – AAS
See Program Admission

Suggested Sequence of Study and Cost

Program Courses

Term 1
  • Civil Engineering and Architecture
  • Constr Drawings and Cont
  • Introduction to Computers
  • Surveying
  • Technical Drawing and CAD
  • Technical Mathematics I
Term 2
  • Construction Safety
  • PC Concrete, HMA, and Testing
  • Route Surveying/Roadway Design
  • Structural Detailing and Civil Drafting
  • Technical Math II
  • Written Communication in the Workplace
Term 3
  • Applied Physics or
    College Physics I
  • Fundamentals of Construction Estimating
  • Fundamentals of GPS and GIS
  • Human and Work Relations
  • Soils, Testing, and Foundations
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
Term 4
  • Construction Methods and Resources
  • Environmental Technology
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Land Surveying
  • Site Planning and Development
  • Structural Steel/Reinforced Concrete Design

See the Suggested Sequence of Study for the full list of courses, cost, and additional course details.

You have completed the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree program.



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

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians $41,600 $60,600 $70,000

Source: 2022 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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

Business Location
AECOM Waterloo and Des Moines, IA
Black Hawk County Engineer’s Office Waterloo, IA
CGA Consultants Cedar Falls, Marshalltown, and Ackley, IA
City of Waterloo Engineering Department Waterloo, IA
Fehr Graham Engineering and Environmental Manchester and West Union, IA
Foth Cedar Rapids and Des Moines, IA
Herold-Reicks Surveying New Hampton, Waverly, and Clear Lake, IA
Iowa Department of Transportation Ames, IA
McAninch Corporation Des Moines, IA
WHKS, Inc. Dubuque and Ames, IA
Peterson Contractors, Inc. Reinbeck, IA
Terracon Cedar Falls and Cedar Rapids, IA
WHKS Engineers and Land Surveyors Mason City and Dubuque, IA

Program Admission

Step #1: Apply at Hawkeye

  1. Apply for admission at Hawkeye.

  2. Send official transcripts to Admissions.

Step #2: Program Admittance Score Requirement

In order to be eligible for the Civil and Construction Engineering Technology program, all students must meet minimum score requirements in math and literacy. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
Math 30 259 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics (QAS)
227 Advanced Algebra and Functions
85 Elementary Algebra 42 Algebra 19
Literacy 239 Reading or
240 Writing
58 Reading or
64 Sentence Structure
69 Reading or
41 Writing
16 Reading or
16 English

The ALEKS Placement Assessment can be taken online. ACCUPLACER Next Generation and ACT can be taken at Hawkeye. ACCUPLACER Classic and COMPASS are no longer offered, but if you've taken either in the past your test scores can be used for program admittance.

Step #3: Program Acceptance

Applicants meeting the Program Admittance Score Requirement are eligible for acceptance.

Applicants not meeting the Program Admittance Score Requirement 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.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Program Contacts

Email Admissions 319-296-4000 Hawkeye Center 114
Academic/College Success Advisor
Natasha Ceaser Email Natasha Ceaser 319-296-4014 ext.1062 Bremer Hall 136C
Faculty Advisor
Paresh Shettigar Email Paresh Shettigar 319-296-2329 ext.1107 Buchanan Hall 128G

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