Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology
The field of civil engineering deals with planning, design, construction, and maintenance of private and public projects. These projects include highways, bridges, dams, subdivisions, water supply and waste systems. Land Surveyors perform a variety of important tasks such as boundary surveys, topographic mapping and construction staking. Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology graduates work with or in support of professional engineers and land surveyors.
Civil engineering and surveying are some of the broadest fields of engineering, and are part of virtually all construction-related projects. Graduates have local, state-wide, and nation-wide employment opportunities.
The Civil Engineering and Surveying Technology program promotes education in the relevant theory and practice common to all branches of civil engineering and surveying. Every effort is made to relate theory to practical situations. To achieve this goal, the faculty is selected from broad and diverse backgrounds and work experience.
Degrees and Certificates
The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree is awarded once all required courses, electives and general education requirements are successfully completed. The curriculum also encompasses the courses required for pathways certificates in drafting, surveying, and water quality and a completion certificate as engineering and drafting technician. Graduates of the AAS degree can take the Fundamentals of Land Surveying (FLS) exam after 2-years of work experience. Passing the FLS exam is one of the requirements for licensing as a Professional Land Surveyor.
Engineering: University Transfer
The engineering technology program is more application based than the engineering transfer program. Not all technology courses will transfer. Students interested in future transfer should take MTH 251 Calculus I and MTH 252 Calculus II as elective courses to provide a potential educational pathway to transfer with three-years of combined coursework.
Engineering technology faculty members at Umpqua Community College have practical experience working in business and industry. Faculty can bring their real world experience into the classroom. Faculty network with employers, and are able to work cooperatively with the UCC Advising and Career Center to assist students with finding internships and permanent employment.
Contact for More Information
Prospective students should see an engineering faculty adviser, or Advising and Career Planning Services, to develop your educational plan.
Clay Baumgartner, PE - Contact
Department Chair, Engineering and Computer Science