At an industry summit held in the Spring of 2008, company representatives validated the need for Civil Engineering Technologists. That fact was demonstrated by the number of companies represented and the comments made throughout the day. Many industry representatives repeated the need for more and better educated employees and all agreed that as more Baby Boomers retire, the need for new Civil Engineering Technologists will increase dramatically.
Oklahoma State University Institute of Technology boasts one of the industry’s premier Civil Engineering Technology programs, featuring:
Graduates gain a wide of range of skills and knowledge in areas such as hydraulics, surveying, structural analysis, concrete design, water/waste management, dynamics, and land law. A technology-intensive program, students work closely with industry leaders to incorporate the latest business practices and emerging technologies.
Job placement for graduates with a Bachelor of Technology Degree from OSU Institute of Technology is nearly 100%! The average annual salaries for entry level civil engineering technologists are very competitive. Experienced technicians can earn even more. Paid internships - a program requirement - typically pay between $15 and $20 per hour, so students begin earning even before graduation!
Career activities include the use of advanced data collection methods such as global positioning (GPS), satellite imaging, aerial survey techniques, and computer applications such as geographic information systems (GIS) to solve the complex and multifaceted problems faced by civil engineering technologists.
Due to the high level of skills the program provides to students, graduates are prepared to move quickly to the top of their field.