Civil Engineering

Gadsden State is the only community college in Alabama to offer the Civil Engineering Technology Program. The Associate in Applied Science degree is designed to prepare skilled technicians with the latest techniques and practices used in civil engineering fields. A certificate and short-term certificate are also offered. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a broad understanding in a profession that ranges from AutoCAD to surveying to construction applications. The program is offered on the East Broad Campus.

Credentials available



Marshall Bailey, East Broad Campus, Gadsden

Dual Enrollment 

Civil Engineering Technology is a scholarship-eligible program for Gadsden State’s Dual Enrollment Program. The program is available to eligible high school students. Through Dual Enrollment, students earn both college and high school credits. Eligible students must have at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA. They must be a high school sophomore, junior or senior, and they must have approval from a high school counselor or administrator. Limited scholarships and grants are available!


Employment outlook

  • 2022 Median Pay: $59,630 per year
  • Number of jobs nationwide: 64,800

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Career Opportunities

  • Field Survey Technician
  • CAD Technician
  • Construction Inspector