Civil/Surveying Engineering Technology

Associate in Science Degree (CIP# 1715020101)

The program has been planned to provide theoretical and classroom experience which closely parallels on-the-job activities. The Civil/Surveying Engineering Technology Associate in Science degree simulates job situations found in a civil engineering and land surveying offices. This program applies to the design of highways, airports, water control systems, and field layout of property boundary lines, subdivision, residential building construction, and commercial building construction.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult a Career Program Advisor in the department office for assistance in determining the best education plan for their career goals.

Although scheduling may not always provide for the following progression of courses, students should use the foundation, intermediate and advanced course sequence as a guide in program planning.

All degree-seeking students must satisfy entry testing requirements and satisfactorily complete all mandatory courses in reading, student success, mathematics, English, and English for Academic Purposes in which the student is placed.

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

You may be eligible to receive credit toward this degree if you have earned an approved industry certification or Career Pathways credit.  For more information and requirements, go to to view the award of credit options. Eligible students should contact the related academic department and/or Career Program Advisor at Valencia for the award of credit.

Start Right

Degree-seeking students enrolling at Valencia for the first time will have a limited range of courses from which to choose for their first 18 college-level credits. Within the first 18 college credit hours, you will be required to take ENC1101 (3 credits), and if applicable, SLS 1122 (3 credits) and a mathematics course appropriate to your selected meta-major (3 credits).  The remaining courses will be chosen from the General Education Core Courses in humanities (3 credits), science (3 credits), or social science (3 credits), and/or the introductory courses within the A.S. degree programs. For specific courses see the Foundation Courses on the “Program Requirements” tab. For course sequencing recommendations, see your Career Program Advisor or create an education plan by logging into Atlas, clicking on the LifeMap tab and clicking My Education Plan.

Potential Careers

  • Civil Engineering Aide
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Surveying Party Chief
  • Surveying Technician
  • Survey and Mapping Aide
  • Field Inspector

Salary & Earnings Information

For salary and wage information, visit:


Future Students

Contact Enrollment Services at or call 407-582-1507.

Current Students

Andrew Ray, R.A, Program Chair, West Campus: 407-582-1847

Beverly Johnson, Career Program Advisor, West Campus: 407-582-1890

Internship and Workforce Services

If you need assistance with job resources or in locating an internship, please visit:

Program Outcomes

  • Accept professional and ethical responsibilities required by industry.
  • Communicate effectively with technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Analyze systems and processes used to create the built environment.
  • Solve design problems using algebraic and trigonometric functions.
  • Perform basic civil/surveying techniques and related calculations.
Foundation Courses
MTB 2321CTechnical Mathematics3
SUR 2390CIntroduction to Geographic Information Systems3
Intermediate Courses
ETC 1251CEngineering Materials and Processes3
Civil/Surveying Engineering Technology Elective(s)9
Science or MathematicsSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement +*~3
Advanced Courses
SUR 2640CAdvanced Surveying Computations (Surveying III)3
ETC 2521CHydraulics & Hydrology3
HumanitiesSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Social ScienceSee Gen. Ed. Core Requirement ~3
Gen. Ed. ElectiveSee Gen. Ed. Core or Institutional Requirement ~3
Total Credit Hours63
Civil/Surveying Engineering Technology Electives
The Electives requirement may be satisfied with any course(s) in the Course Descriptions section of the Valencia catalog with the subject prefix of BCN, BCT, ETC, ETD, ETM, SUR or TAR.

This course must be completed with a grade of C or better.


This course has a prerequisite; check description in Valencia catalog.


 This is a general education course.


Denotes a Gordon Rule course.


Specialized program courses are offered on the West Campus.

Several Florida public universities provide opportunities for A.S. degree graduates to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. All of Valencia’s A.S. degrees will transfer into the Bachelor of Applied Science (B.A.S.) degree offered at UCF’s regional campuses, as well as other universities. For more information on UCF’s B.A.S. degree, go to For other transfer options that may be available, go to Students who want to continue their education should contact their university of choice for acceptance of this degree.

For students who are interested in pursuing UCF’s B.A.S. degree, 36 credit hours of general education courses will be required. Students will also have to fulfill the state’s foreign language requirement, which is two years of the same high school foreign language or two semesters of the same college-level foreign language.

Students interested in pursuing careers in Land Surveying are encouraged to contact UF-Apopka regarding the Geomatics Certificate ( During their time at Valencia, this pathway will require students to register as a dual-major, allowing them to complete an AA degree in addition to the AS degree in Civil/Surveying.