Civil Engineering Technology (technology-a-high-demand-workforce-education-training-program.aspx">http://news.centraliacollege.net/2013/240-civil-engineering-technology-a-high-demand-workforce-education-training-program.aspx) (CET) is one of the high demand Workforce Education (technology-a-high-demand-workforce-education-training-program.aspx">http://news.centraliacollege.net/2013/240-civil-engineering-technology-a-high-demand-workforce-education-training-program.aspx) training programs available at
A high demand designation usually implies that forms of financial aid could be available.
An introductory CET course is being offered fall quarter, which begins
Civil Engineering students get right to the meat of what engineering technicians, surveyors, materials testing consultants, construction inspectors, land planners, or public works employees do on a day to day basis. Classroom and fieldwork assignments are almost identical to real world engineering and surveying practices.
On the engineering side, students learn to evaluate and design a land development project from start to finish, including tasks in land planning, permit processing, site evaluation, civil design (roads/utilities/dirtwork/storm drainage), and construction inspection.
Students use industry standard tools, computer-aided drafting software, and manuals to complete designs and accomplish these tasks; these are the same tools used in a job as an engineering technician. Students also learn lab techniques in soil and concrete testing.
Engineering coursework follows the standards for environmentally conscious design in land development, and students learn to design facilities with minimal impact to the environment.
Because the CET program at
Any student with good problem-solving skills and solid communication skills should be successful in finding employment; those are skills that all employers (not just engineering related jobs) are looking for.
Further, graduating CET students can continue their education to obtain their bachelor's degree. Going to Evergreen and getting a bachelor's degree in Environmental Studies makes students even more marketable. Now, they have the engineering/surveying/construction knowledge from
Starting wages are anywhere from
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