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Associate in Civil Engineering - Highway Technology

Gateway Technical College
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Associate's degree
Scholarships available

Start dates



About this program

Associate in Civil Engineering - Highway Technology

Our society runs on its roads and public infrastructure. Developing the driving surfaces, medians, overpasses, shoulders and other structures will shape the way our area looks, moves and feels. With Gateway’s Civil Engineering – Highway Technology associate degree, you’ll gain skills to help with surveying, developing digital models, inspection and construction project management. You’ll enter a high-demand job market with a range of high-demand skills as part of a profession that helps build and maintain our society.

Civil Engineering Technology – Highway Technology focuses on a wide variety of aspects within the profession of Civil Engineering – beginning with surveying, transitioning into design, and resulting in construction. The first year classes are mostly the same for programs in the Construction Sciences Group (see Note 6). Basic skills are developed and students are exposed to all areas of the various professions. This allows the student to be able to understand and communicate across the professions, plus it allows the student to discover what area they really enjoy working in. The 2nd year focuses on aspects specific to Highway and Public Works. The program is designed as a fusion of education and application; hence all the core classes are tied to real world experiences with a significant influx of participation from potential future employers. Some students use this program as a place to prepare themselves to transfer to a four-year university. Most, however, use this program as a means to develop the skills that allow them to obtain a productive career in various aspects of Highway Technology.

This program is also available on a part-time basis.

Admission requirements

Students must meet one of the following: minimum high school GPA of 2.6, minimum college GPA of 2.0, or complete valid reading, writing, and math placement assessments.

For more information about admission and graduation requirements, please visit the college website.

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Program content

  • Building Material & Construction Method
  • Civil Engineering Requirement
  • Conflict Resolution in Engineering/Construction
  • Construction Project Management
  • Land Surveying Basics
  • Math Requirement
  • AutoCAD for Construction Sciences
  • Construction Estimating
  • English Composition 1
  • Material Testing & Inspection
  • Structural Mechanics - Civil Engineering
  • 3D CAD: Digital Terrain Modeling
  • 3D CAD: Building Information Model
  • Economics
  • Civil Engineering Drafting
  • Geographical Information Systems I
  • Geospatial Data Processing
  • Land Surveying Fundamentals
  • Psychology, Introduction to
  • Technical Reporting
  • 3D Modeling and Virtualization
  • Capstone: CET Highway Technology
  • Capstone: Construction Proj Management
  • Future Trends in Civil Engineering/ Architectural Technology
  • Sewer and Water Systems
  • Survey Construction, RTE and HWY

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the college website.


The cost per semester is $2,700.


Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Utilize graphic techniques to produce engineering drawings.
  2. Conduct standardized field and laboratory testing on civil engineering materials.
  3. Utilize modern surveying methods for land measurements and/or construction layout.
  4. Estimate material quantities and costs for civil engineering projects.
  5. Utilize geometric elements to develop corridors.
  6. Design storm systems to meet given design requirements.
  7. Determine forces and stresses in elementary structural systems.
  8. Employ productivity software to solve technical problems.

Career paths

  • Transportation Engineering Technician
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Engineering Construction Technician

About this institute

Gateway Technical College

Gateway Technical College began in 1911 as America’s first publicly funded technical college, preparing students to achieve their academic and professional goals. Our hands-on training in over 70 programs of study prepares 21,000 students annually to enter new careers or...

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Contact info

Gateway Technical College

3520 - 30th Avenue
WI 53144 Kenosha
United States of America


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