Civil Engineering Technician

Offered as a shared program with Gateway Technical College, this program is designed with three different emphases to choose from:

  •  Architectural/Structural – Buildings: From design to inspection of residential and commercial buildings, students learn the key components and codes required for the development and construction of buildings
  •  Highway – Roads/Utilities: Learn the key design and construction aspects of roadways, underground utilities, subdivisions, and more
  • Land Survey – Data Collection: Training for both outside field work and inside office work collecting data for construction and design projects.

The first year of the program is the same for all three emphases. In the second year, you specialize. The first year allows you to become exposed to and develop a basic understanding regarding the many aspects of the profession.

First year classes are offered both days and evenings. Second year classes are offered mostly evenings and Saturdays (allowing those who have secured jobs to hone their skills and showcase their talents). However, classes are also offered in a NODAL* format-distance education at its best. Classes are taught at Gateway Tech, but students can take the lab in room 1106 on BTC’s Central Campus. Also the use of CDs allow each student to study at their own pace and review at their leisure. Only two classes would need to be taken on-site, which could be done at Gateway’s Elkhorn Campus. Those classes are Land Survey and Conflict Resolution.