Civil engineering technology | Stark State College | North Canton, Ohio
Engineering technologies, industrial, automated manufacturing and automotive technologies

Civil engineering technology

With a civil engineering technology degree from Stark State, you’ll be trained to assist civil engineers in planning, designing and constructing highways, bridges, dams, tunnels, airports, water supply systems, buildings and other structures. Use up-to-date computer programs in estimating and structural design and other areas as you incorporate basic theoretical knowledge with practical laboratory applications in indoor and outdoor settings.

Work in many areas, including
(may include, but not limited to):

  • construction inspector
  • civil engineer
  • civil engineering technician
  • estimator
  • civil engineering field technician
  • quality control technician
  • surveyor technician
  • project inspector

Stark State graduates have worked for these companies
(including, but not limited to):

  • Portage County Engineers – civil engineer
  • B&W Construction – civil engineer scheduler
  • RG Smith – steel estimator
  • Accurate Technologies – surveying technician
  • Beaver Excavating – project technician
  • ATC Associates – construction inspection technician

Civil engineering technology vs. pre-engineering civil engineering

Both AAS engineering technology and AS pre-engineering degrees articulate to BS degrees at the University of Akron.
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Your pathway to a degree

You can start with a civil/surveying or civil/surveying drafting certificate, taking classes that directly apply to the associate degree in civil engineering technology:


Associate degree

  • Associate of applied science in civil engineering technology

Stark State graduates have worked for the following companies

  • Accurate Technologies – surveying technician
  • Allside – engineering estimator
  • ATC Associates – construction inspection technician
  • B&W Construction – civil engineer scheduler
  • Beaver Excavating – project technician
  • David Bodo & Associates – CAD draftsman
  • Meridian Construction – foreman
  • Portage County Engineers – civil engineer
  • St. Clair Pavlis – carpenter supervisor
  • Structural Architects – CAD draftsman
  • Thorson Baker and Associates – CAD architect
  • Wayne Homes – architectural frafter
  • RG Smith – steel estimator
  • Todd Michael Builders – foreman

Program scholarships 

  • Engineering Memorial scholarship
  • Choose Ohio First scholarship

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The civil engineering technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET,

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Construction Inspection Workforce Program (CIWP)

NICET certifiedPrepare to work on Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT)-related projects as an entry-level transportation construction inspector.

With the help of ODOT and the American Council of Engineering Companies of Ohio, Stark State has developed two certificates focusing on civil engineering, surveying and construction management courses.

The program consists of three components:

  • college coursework earned at Stark State for the certificates
  • industry-recognized certifications and
  • opportunity to apply for a 12-month internship on ODOT-related projects.

The Transportation Construction Inspection Level I and Level II certificates consist of 43 unique credit hours which will prepare you for:

  • The National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies Highway Construction Levels I & II exams
  • The American Concrete Institute (ACI) Level I Concrete Field Testing Technician – Grade I certification exam
  • The ACI Aggregate Testing Technician – Level I certification exam
  • The ODOT Flexible Pavement and Traffic Work Zone Safety tests

You also could seamlessly continue your studies by stacking the credit hours from the two certificates into the associate of applied science in civil engineering technology degree.

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