Civil Engineering Technology

If helping to build a better world is something you’d like to do, our Civil Engineering Technology program can give you the skills and education to assist professional engineers in nearly every type of infrastructure project imaginable. Our graduates are currently working to improve transportation, utilities, and water supplies, and find and implement the right environmental solutions.

The program offers you a strong math and science foundation reinforced with communication, computers, and area-focused electives. You’ll benefit from hands-on training with significant industry-like experience. And upon graduation you’ll be offered certification opportunities for a range of professions.

Civil Engineering Technology is an excellent way for you to receive concentrated engineering training in just two years and be ready to enter the workforce as an engineering technician, land survey technician, materials lab technician, or civil drafter.


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Highlands College CET students are offered certification opportunities for:
  1. ACI Concrete Field Testing Technician - Grade 1
  2. Nuclear Densometers
  3. NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying exam
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In just two years, program graduates are prepared to enter the workforce as:
  1. Land Survey Technicians
  2. Civil Drafting Technicians
  3. Field Engineers/Construction Inspectors
  4. Materials Lab Technicians
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Our Civil Engineering Technology program includes discipline-specific coursework in:
  1. Soil, Concrete, and Asphalt
  2. GNSS surveying
  3. UAAS mapping (dromes)
  4. AutoCAD Civil 3D
  5. Business, law, and contracts
  6. MT DEQ site evaluations and non-degredation analysis
  7. Cadastral surveying and research
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Our graduates are contributing to a variety of companies, including:
  1. Montana Department of Transportation
  2. NorthWestern Energy
  3. Pioneer Technical Services
  4. Morrison-Maierle, Inc.
  5. IMEG Corp.
  6. 406 Engineering, Inc.
  7. Water and Environmental Technologies

Why Pursue a Civil Engineering Technology degree at Montana Tech?

  • Extensive personal instruction from experienced instructors.
  • You’ll develop problem-solving, technological, and communication skills in team and individual learning exercises.
  • Hands-on opportunities with industry-standard tools and software through labs, field trips, and outdoor application.
  • This foundation provides skills that will start you out in a field with almost unlimited potential.
  • Affordable tuition for a focused range of courses is a smart investment.
  • The Civil Engineering Technology program maintains the Butte-area Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS), a part of the nationwide network of GNSS reference stations run by the US National Geodetic Survey. Information on the Highlands College CORS can be found here.

CET students who wish to pursue a career in Land Surveying may consider the Certificate of Land Surveying. This is not a standalone certificate; rather, it augments the CET curriculum with additional surveying-specific coursework. Students who earn both the AAS in Civil Engineering Technology and the Certificate of Land Surveying will meet the Montana Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyor' education requirements to apply for the NCEES Fundamentals of Land Surveying Exam. This exam is the first step toward attaining land surveying licensure in Montana.

Eric Martin, civil engineerin technology instructorEric Martin

Civil Engineering Technology Instructor

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