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2019-2020 Course Catalog 
2019-2020 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma

The Civil Engineering Technology Diploma curriculum is for individuals who want to develop or refresh their technical skills in the area of civil engineering technology. This diploma prepares the student for entry-level careers in materials, surveying, construction inspection and design. Career opportunities with this diploma are with construction firms; surveying firms; materials testing labs and the state department of transportation.

Upon graduation with the Civil Engineering Technology diploma, students may choose to pursue an AAS degree in Civil Engineering Technology  .

For more information about the Civil Engineering Technology programs, please visit our website at www.dmacc.edu/programs/civilengineering.

Program Details

Location: Boone

This program is designed to start in the Fall semester

Students who desire to start in other semesters may be accepted, but may not graduate in three semesters due to the sequencing of coursework. If starting other than Fall, please contact the Civil Engineering Technology department.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Civil Engineering Technology Diploma, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Semester 3

Total Credits Required to Complete this Diploma - 33

Fixed Costs

Tuition……………………………………………………………………………………..$160.00 per credit

The costs for each program are estimates and subject to change.

Varied Costs

Costs Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Books & Supplies $400 $400 $0      

Approximate total for the program: $6,080**

**Program entry requirements are not included in the total approximate costs.

What Kind of Work Will You Do?

This program educates future engineering technicians to help design, construct and maintain our civil engineering infrastructure.  Graduates of the Diploma program can expect to find work in materials testing, inspection, or on surveying crews.

What Skills and Abilities Will You Need?

Students need to satisfy the required college assessments and obtain a minimum ALEKS math score to be placed in MAT 773 , Math for Technicians.  The diploma program requires algebra level math skills.

What Else Should I Consider about this Diploma program?

Placement is nearly 100% for graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology programs.  With a diploma, graduates can expect to earn an average starting salary $33,000.  (based on 2016 placement results for students with the one year of CET completed coursework)

Nondiscrimination Statement

DMACC offers career and technical programs in the following areas of study:

Agriculture, National & Environmental Services /Architecture, Engineering, and Construction/Arts, Design, and Visual communications/Business, Management, and Marketing/Education, Public, and Human Services/Health Science/Hospitality and Culinary/Information Technology/Manufacturing/Transportation & Logistics

Des Moines Area Community College shall not engage in nor allow discrimination covered by law against any person, group or organization. This includes in its programs, activities, employment practices, hiring practices or the provision of services, and harassment or discrimination based on race, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, age (in employment), disability, genetic information (in employment) and actual or potential parental, family or marital status of a person. Veteran status in educational programs, activities, employment practices, or admission procedures is also included to the extent covered by law.

Individuals who believe they have been discriminated against may file a complaint through the College Discrimination Complaint Procedure. Complaint forms may be obtained from the Campus Provost’s office, the Academic Deans’ office, the Judicial Officer, or the EEO/AA Officer, Human Resources. ADA questions and concerns may be directed to the Section 504/ADA Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 6, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6857, sgbittner@dmacc.edu.  Title IX questions and concerns may be directed to the Title IX Coordinator at 2006 S. Ankeny Blvd, Bldg 1, Ankeny, IA  50023, phone 515/964-6216, title9@dmacc.edu.  Question or complaints about this policy may be directed to the Director of the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education, Citigroup Center, 500 W. Madison, Suite 1475, Chicago, IL 60661, phone 312/730-1560, tax 312/730-1576..

Legal references: Iowa Code §§ 216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S. C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S. C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S. C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).(2018)