Civil engineering technicians solve technical problems. Some help engineers and scientists do research and development. They collect data and calculate results. They help engineers to plan bridges and roads. They might also get data about traffic.
• Use a computer and calculator to figure out shapes, distances, and figure out what materials are needed for a project.
• Read maps and blueprints.
• Draw maps and draft blueprints.
• Prepare reports.
• Visit work sites.
• Supervise workers at a site.
Where and When:
• They usually work for engineering companies or for governments.
• They always work under the direction of a civil engineer.
• They mostly work indoors at a desk, but frequently work outside visiting sites where work is being done. Sometimes they have to watch traffic!
What or Who They Work With:
• Building equipment
• Measuring tapes and chains
• Hard hats
• Drills, mallots, hammers
• Blue prints
Education and Training:
• Associate's degree in engineering technology
- Science technician
Related School Subjects:
• Drafting courses in high school
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