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Civil Technology Program

There can be little doubt that in many ways, the story of bridge building is the story of civilization.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States

What is Civil Technology?

From the ancient Roman aqueducts that brought drinking water to a growing empire to the International Space Station where resident astronauts are conducting important research about our galaxy, Civil Technology continues to pave the way for society’s progress. A branch of Civil Engineering, Civil Technology also impacts our everyday life, from the roads and bridges we cross to the public buildings and monuments that chronicle the history of our civilization.

Macomb’s Civil Technology Program

In Macomb’s Civil Technology Program, you will learn about surveying, soils and foundations, construction specifications, drainage and geology, and much more, as you prepare for a career as a valued member of a civil engineering team.

Civil Technology Courses at Macomb Community College

In the Civil Technology Program at Macomb, you will take a variety of courses specific to your selected major, including:

  • Materials
  • Civil Technology Seminar
  • Construction Safety Policy and Procedures
  • Soils and Foundations
  • Drainage and Geology
  • Materials Testing

Career Opportunities with an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Civil Technology

With an Associate of Applied Science Degree and/or Certificate in Civil Technology, you will be qualified to become a civil engineering technician, assisting civil engineers and architects on a variety of construction projects.

Transfer Pathways to a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology

If you want to become a civil engineer, you will need to earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and obtain a state license. The credits earned in Macomb’s Program transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan, including Wayne State University and Lawrence Technological University, both of which offer a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering Technology.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about Macomb’s Civil Technology Program?

For more information on Macomb’s Civil Technology Program, contact the Technical Education Department at 586-445-7012.

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