Construction and Civil Engineering Technology
Associate in Science (A.S.)
Ever wonder how highways and buildings are designed and built? The A.S. degree in Construction and Civil Engineering Technology prepares you to go into a diverse, dynamic and hands-on field where you’ll work with a team to solve problems and turn plans into reality.
With classroom curriculum that parallels on-the-job activities, this program is designed to train you on the skills you need to work on a team with architects, engineers, contractors, building officials and others. Learn about studying building plans, estimating materials and labor and obtaining building permits, among other day-to-day tasks. Upon completion, you’ll be ready to set your plans into play—whether that’s a career just starting out in construction or a more advanced position, from architectural drafting to construction estimator to scheduler.
Receive credit for two of the four years of education required to be eligible for the General Contractor’s Exam upon successfully completing this program.
- Construction Management
- Civil Surveying Engineering
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Program Overview and Degree Requirements
Review course descriptions, important dates and deadlines and other programs details in the official college catalog.
A certificate program can put you on the fast track to reaching your career goals. Designed to equip you with a specialized skill set for immediate employment or career advancement, many certificate programs can be completed in one year or less.
Construction Specialist (18 credits)
Field Survey Technician (18 credits)
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.
Full-time – 2 to 3 years
Part-time – 3 to 4 years
You want to step up. We have a path to a bachelor's.
Prepare for a supervisory or management role in your field with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Business and Organizational Leadership. After completing your A.S. degree, build on your skills and expand your career opportunities by continuing your education at Valencia College and earning a bachelor’s degree. We encourage you to meet with a career program advisor to create your personalized education plan.
Learn How To
- Learn the latest construction methods, materials and technology to help build Central Florida.
- Gain knowledge in obtaining building permits and licenses, as well as estimating materials, labor and equipment.
- Oversee the work of employees, develop budgets for various projects and monitor expenditures.
As one of the fastest-growing regions in the U.S., Central Florida is experiencing a building boom. The market for new office buildings, retail centers, schools, restaurants and homes continues to increase, creating many career opportunities in this industry for skilled workers. Also, a growing emphasis on retrofitting buildings to make them more energy efficient is contributing to job demand.
- Building Inspector
- Construction Manager
- General Contractor
- Plans Reviewer
- Project Manager
AVERAGE SALARY RANGE
$40,000 – $55,000
The average placement rate for Valencia College A.S. degree and certificate programs ranges between 90 – 95% according to the latest FETPIP data.