Civil and Environmental Engineering Technology

Learn in a simulated Civil & Environmental Engineering firm.

Civil and environmental engineering technicians work alongside engineers to provide technical support. They may be involved in everything from infrastructure projects such as highways, bridges and utilities to environmental and maritime projects. Students who excel in this program typically have good problem-solving skills, a flair for math and science, and have the ability to understand engineering drawings and principles. The civil and environmental engineering technology program at Bates Technical College emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession.

General Information

Career Advisor: Dan Eberle
253-680-7010 |

Location: Central / Mohler Campus
Hours: 7:30AM - 4:00PM

Program Length: Six Quarters

Program Educational Objectives: Program educational objectives are broad statements that are used to describe career and professional accomplishments that the Engineering Technology programs are preparing graduates to achieve during the first 2-4 years of graduation. The objectives are broad but imply employment in the area served by Bates Technical College, as an engineering technician or technologist at the two-year associate degree level. This is consistent with the mission of the college.

Within two to four years after graduation, students of the program will be able to do these:

  • Demonstrate an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams in an engineering-focused environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in a diverse and technical environment.
  • Demonstrate an ability to manage time effectively working on engineering projects.
  • An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results.
  • Demonstrate an ability to systematically make decisions as a member of an engineering team.
  • National Median Salary$53,410
  • National Potential Annual Job Openings6,100

This information is base on data from June 2021.

Tuition and Fees

At Bates, our tuition is affordable and there are options to help make it even easier to gain an education. Federal aid is available for many of our students. Scholarships are also available through the Bates Foundation.

See if you qualify for other funding through our special funding programs with the Workforce Education office.

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Associate of Applied Science-Transfer
CIP: 15.0201 EPC: 612  

 Students prepare for careers as civil and environmental engineering technicians who typically work under the direct supervision of a project engineer. The program environment emulates a civil engineering/surveying firm, giving students practice in many aspects of the profession, including defining project requirements, conducting survey/field work, field engineering, construction staking, designing, estimating, modeling and client presentations. Instruction includes computer-aided design, the preparation of engineering calculations, and coordinate systems which include lengths, directions, slopes, bearings areas, volumes, weights densities, moments, forces, reactions, flows, and loads. Students learn to use a variety of computer software application packages, including, but not limited to Word, Excel, Civil 3D, CadreProHydraflow and SurvCE  

Program Prerequisites: COMPASS Pre-algebra 55, Reading 80, or transition from basic studies. 



Bates instructors are industry experts who enjoy working with and teaching students.


  • Taina P. Anderson

    253.680.7341 | Email

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