Civil engineering technologists and technicians provide technical support and services to scientists, engineers and other professionals, or may work independently in fields such as structural engineering, municipal engineering, construction design and supervision, highways and transportation engineering, water resources engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental protection.
- Monitors and collects soil samples to ensure that there are no contaminants that may have a harmful effect on plant and animal life;
- Tests the soil for non-native soil types, for pollutants, and for depletion of minerals;
- Collects and test soil sample ahead of construction to determine what kind of building methods can be employed;
- Supports oil and gas prospectors by testing soils for minerals that may indicate the presence of those valuable resources;
- Assists conservation scientists manage or restore land that has been damaged by poor agricultural practices or by land development;
- Develops conservation plans;
- Implements measures to improve soil conditions;
- Teaches farmers sustainable planting and irrigations techniques;
- Drafts environmental impact reports;
- Participates wetland restoration projects
Two-year college program in civil engineering technology or environmental science.