The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Associate Degree Requirements:
The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:
For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter,
a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis,
is required for each course applied toward the major.
The Civil and Surveying Technology: Civil Engineering major prepares students for technical positions in the civil engineering, land development, land planning and engineering construction professions.
Civil engineering and land surveying are the oldest, largest and most diverse disciplines of the engineering profession. The Civil and Surveying Technician with an emphasis in Civil Engineering may help plan, design, inspect, develop, maintain, test, manage and administer: public works, land development, urban renewal, and transportation projects, water distribution systems, waste water treatment facilities, and land and geographic information systems.
Employment is available in design, land development, planning, construction inspection and estimating, project administration and management, soil and materials testing. The civil engineering professions continue to offer excellent employment opportunities. Opportunities are available in both public service and private enterprise, offering a wide range of career opportunities to satisfy individual interests, aptitudes, and goals.
Employers generally report that it is very difficult to find applicants who meet their hiring standards. This indicates a very good outlook for qualified job seekers.
The Civil & Surveying Technician may choose a civil engineering, construction, planning or public works occupational path. Regardless of the choice of discipline, the career ladder is very similar. Some firms or agencies have more than one discipline represented.
Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, can view the recommended course sequence. For students interested in a Certificate of Achievement, a Civil and Surveying Technology: Civil Engineering certificate is available.
The following is an example of the career path for the Civil & Surveying Technology Certificate of Achievement: Civil Engineering. Note that some positions require licensing or certification by the state, not just a degree or certificate of completion.
Civil Engineering Career Ladder
Engineering Construction Career Ladder
- Principle Civil Engineer (Owner or Principle in company, Professional Engineer License)
- Associate Civil Engineer (Supervisor, PE License)
- Assistant Civil Engineer (Lead Person, Engineer-in-Training (EIT) Certificate)
- Civil Engineering Technician I, II, III (Certificate of Completion from SRJC and experience)
- Civil Engineering Aide (Part time employees without certificate)
Public Works Career Ladder
- General Manager
- Project Manager/Administrator
Urban Planning Career Ladder
- Resident Engineer (Similar to Civil Engineering ladder)
- Pubic Works Inspector (Similar classifications as Civil Engineering ladder)
- Soils and Materials Technician (Similar classifications as Civil Engineering ladder)
- Principle Planner
- Associate Planner
- Assistant Planner
- Planning Technician
- Plan Check Technician