Dunwoody Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Dunwoody’s Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology program prepares you for your career as a Civil Engineering Technician or Land Surveying Technician.

Hands-on, outdoor projects and experiments get you out of the classroom and into the environment you’ll be working in. And opportunities to participate in national competitions promise to build your resume and expand your networks.

Throughout the program, our expert faculty members will train you on industry-utilized equipment and software.

Upon graduation, you will have the capacity to assist surveyors in data collection, map the earth’s surface, create surveying drawings and engineering plans, and help civil engineers design and construct the infrastructure of tomorrow.

Students interested in becoming a surveying technician will be prepared to take the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Certified Survey Technician (CST) Level 1 exam and the Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam.

This degree directly transfers into Dunwoody’s Bachelor of Science in Construction Management.

Class topics include:

  • Control & Geodetic Surveying
  • Transportation & Municipal Design
  • Land Use Planning
  • Materials, Testing & Construction Methods
  • Laser Scanning & Remote Sensing

Degree Requirements

To view program requirements, including required courses, electives, course descriptions, and credit hours, visit:

College Catalog: Surveying & Civil Engineering Technology

Recent Employers of Graduates

Companies that hire our graduates include:

  • Sunde Land Surveying
  • WSB & Associates
  • MnDOT
  • Hennepin County Public Works

Common Job Titles

Possible job titles upon graduation include:

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Surveying Technician

Student Organizations

Opportunities to get involved outside of the classroom include:

  • National Electrical Contractors Association Student Chapter (NECA)
  • Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society (PTK)
  • SkillsUSA

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Academic Excellence Award Winner Kyle Brockett

Kyle Brockett came to Dunwoody College hoping to add more life skills to an already full back pocket.

After nine years of active duty in the U.S. Army as an airborne paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division and Military Intelligence with 3rd Special Forces Group, Brockett finished his military tour at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

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Surveying Lab

Uses the Dunwoody campus and its environs as a lab for learning the tools and techniques used in surveying both outdoor and indoor spaces. SURVEYING EQUIPMENT:

  • Sokkia Automatic & Digital Levels
  • Trimble & Leica Total Stations
  • Trimble & Topcon GNSS (GPS) Receivers & Data Collectors
  • Phantom 3 & Phantom 4 Drones (used for photogrammetry & RTK surveying)
  • Faro Laser Scanner
  • Laptop Computers loaded with Industry Software