Civil and Construction Engineering Technology



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 Technicians $36,600 $55,300 $64,700

Source: 2020 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

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 successfully complete the required college success courses in English, reading, and math with a "C" grade or higher at Hawkeye Community College or comparable courses at another accredited college. For appropriate college success course placement, work with your program advisor.

Minimum score requirements
16 Reading 58 Reading 69 Reading 239 Reading
16 English 64 Sentence Skills 41 Writing 240 Writing
19 Math 85 Elementary Algebra 42 Algebra 259 Quantitative Reasoning, Algebra, and Statistics

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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