Construction and Civil Engineering Technology

Associate in Science (A.S.)

The Construction and Civil Engineering Technology Associate in Science (A.S.) degree at Valencia College is a two-year program that prepares you with a building construction degree to go directly into a specialized career in the construction and building industry.
Valencia College’s program has a proven track record of providing competent and skilled estimators, schedulers and construction managers that are in high demand to create the built environment in Central Florida. You’ll learn how to study building plans, estimate materials and labor, obtain building permits and licenses, and oversee the work of other employees. Valencia’s program provides up-to-the-minute courses in the latest construction methods, materials and technology so that you’ll be prepared to work with the best architects, engineers, contractors and building officials in the business.

Our graduates receive credit for two of the four years of education required to be eligible for the General Contractor’s Exam.

  • Construction Management
  • Civil Surveying Engineering

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Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Program Overview and Degree Requirements

Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.


Related Certificates

Related Certificates

Valencia’s certificate programs can put you on the fast-track to reaching your career goals. They are designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement. Most can be completed in one year or less.

Construction Specialist (18 credits)

Field Survey Technician (18 credits)

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Alternative Ways To Earn Credit

Did you know that you may already be eligible to receive college credit toward this program? Check out these opportunities:

  • Career Pathways – Receive college credit for Career Pathways credits earned in high school.
  • Industry Certifications – Receive college credit for approved Industry Certifications.
  • Technical College Programs – Receive college credit toward this program for completing an approved Orange Technical College program.

Program Length

 60 credits

  Full-time – 2 to 3 years

  Part-time – 3 to 4 years


Learn How To

Learn How To
  • Estimate materials, labor and equipment
  • Oversee the work of employees, develop budgets and monitor expenditures
  • Obtain necessary building permits and licenses
  • Study building plans

Job Outlook

Job Outlook

With Central Florida as one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., the market for new office buildings, retail centers, schools, restaurants and homes continues to grow, creating many career opportunities in this industry. Also, a growing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient is contributing to job demand.

Potential Careers

Potential Careers
  • Building Inspector
  • Construction Manager
  • General Contractor
  • Plans Reviewer
  • Project Manager

$28,000 – $42,000

Placement Rate

The average placement rate for Valencia College’s A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.

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Building Construction Technology at Valencia College, Orlando, Florida

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