Overview

Become an assistant to a design engineer or a construction manager with this academic certificate in structural analysis and management. You’ll learn to test and evaluate the properties of a variety of building materials, as well as become an expert in the principles of analysis and design of concrete and steel structures.

The Structural Technology Certificate is a four-semester part-time program that examines the engineering properties and testing of a variety of building materials; principles of analysis and design of concrete and steel structures; estimation of material quantity takeoffs and costs; engineering plans and specifications; and legal principles and contract documents for engineering construction projects. Steel detailing concepts are also addressed in structural steel design.

Certificate curricula are reviewed and updated periodically in response to community and industry demands. The student is cautioned to discuss certificate choices and course selections with an academic and career advisor before each registration cycle.

How to Enroll

To pursue this degree, you must apply to MTC using our online application.

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Sample Program Plan and Costs

Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(12 Credit Hours)
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
CET-120 Construction Materials

Construction Materials

ID: CET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a study of basic materials used in construction, including research of building product specifications.

3
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
Semester 2
(9 Credit Hours)
AET-105 Construction Documents

Construction Documents

ID: AET-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction documents, including construction specifications, general conditions, and construction industry symbols.

3
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
Semester 3
(4 Credit Hours)
EGR-194 Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics and Strength of Materials

ID: EGR-194

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers external and internal forces in structures and/or machines, including conditions of equilibrium, systems of force, moments of inertia and friction. It also covers the stress/strain relationships in materials.

4
Semester 4
(3 Credit Hours)
CET-220 Concrete and Steel Design

Concrete and Steel Design

ID: CET-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the study of reinforced concrete and steel structural components.

3
      Total Credit Hours 28
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,264.00
Not including fees and equipment
Semester Course ID Course Title Classroom Online Hybrid Credits
Semester 1
(6 Credit Hours)
EGR-104 Engineering Technology Foundations

Engineering Technology Foundations

ID: EGR-104

Credit Hours: 3

This problem-based course introduces the student to fundamental concepts of electrical, mechanical, thermal, fluids, optical, and material systems related to engineering technology. Workplace readiness skills such as laboratory safety, communications, and teamwork are integrated into the course.

3
MAT-110 College Algebra

College Algebra

ID: MAT-110

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; matrices; determinants; simple linear programming; solutions of higher degree polynomials; combinatorial algebra, including the binomial theorem; and introduction to probability.

3
Semester 2
(6 Credit Hours)
CET-120 Construction Materials

Construction Materials

ID: CET-120

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes a study of basic materials used in construction, including research of building product specifications.

3
EGT-151 Introduction to Cad

Introduction to Cad

ID: EGT-151

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the operation of a computer aided drafting system. The course includes interaction with a CAD station to produce technical drawings.

3
Semester 3
(9 Credit Hours)
AET-105 Construction Documents

Construction Documents

ID: AET-105

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the interpretation of residential, commercial, and industrial building construction documents, including construction specifications, general conditions, and construction industry symbols.

3
MAT-111 College Trigonometry

College Trigonometry

ID: MAT-111

Credit Hours: 3

This course includes the following topics: circular functions; trigonometric identities; solution of right and oblique triangles; solution of trigonometric equations; polar coordinates; complex numbers, including DeMoivre's Theorem; vectors; conic sections; sequences; and series. (Graphic calculator required)

3
CET-235 Construction Methods and Estimating

Construction Methods and Estimating

ID: CET-235

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers basic construction techniques with emphasis on cost estimating. This course includes quantity takeoff and tabulation of data spreadsheet format. Oral and written presentations are included.

3
Semester 4
(4 Credit Hours)
EGR-194 Statics and Strength of Materials

Statics and Strength of Materials

ID: EGR-194

Credit Hours: 4

This course covers external and internal forces in structures and/or machines, including conditions of equilibrium, systems of force, moments of inertia and friction. It also covers the stress/strain relationships in materials.

4
Semester 5
(3 Credit Hours)
CET-220 Concrete and Steel Design

Concrete and Steel Design

ID: CET-220

Credit Hours: 3

This course covers the study of reinforced concrete and steel structural components.

3
      Total Credit Hours 28
      Estimated Cost
Financial Aid
$5,264.00
Not including fees and equipment

Careers

Structural Engineering Technician

Structural technicians assist engineers in outlining designs, gathering data, performing graphic imaging, drawing sketches of existing structures, and interpreting structural markups. They may also perform administrative duties, produce documentation and progress reports, participate in meetings, and perform computations. Structural technicians assist engineers in designing and assessing buildings. They help determine the suitability of a site for construction. They identify potential challenges in an architect's design and propose solutions. They investigate problems with (or damage to) existing buildings and recommend repairs.

Projected Job Growth

+9.8%

Average Annual Salary

62,423

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations
  • Infrastructure Firms

Careers

Civil Engineering Technician

Civil engineering technicians help civil engineers to plan, design, and build highways, bridges, utilities, and other infrastructure projects. They also help to plan, design, and build commercial, industrial, residential, and land development projects.

Projected Job Growth

+9.8%

Average Annual Salary

62,423

According to EMSI data as of 2018

Where Can I Work?

  • Architecture Firms
  • Construction Companies
  • Homebuilding Corporations
  • Infrastructure Firms

What’s next after I complete this program?

Go straight to the workforce

Graduates of this certificate can immediately enter the workforce, getting jobs as structural technicians or civil engineering technicians. 

Associate in Applied Science in Civil Engineering Technology at MTC

Graduates of this certificate can take additional coursework in general education areas as well as specialized coursework in the area of Civil Engineering Technology to complete an associate degree.