Civil Design Technician: Certificate | Technical College of the LowCountry

Civil Design Technician: Certificate

Survey your career.

As a civil design technician, your skills in surveying and civil design will always be in demand.

Program Description

TCL’s Basic Civil Design Technician certificate program prepares students to work in land surveying and civil applications. Students learn the basics of map topography, plat preparation and civil project designing. In addition, students get hands-on experience in operating surveying equipment, and they complete drawing projects using concepts related to linear and angular measurements, map projections, data capture and land development.

The 12-credit-hour certificate program can be completed in as little as one semester. Courses include engineering surveying, basic civil drafting and advanced computer-aided design (CAD) and applications.

Accreditation & Accolades

Technical College of the Lowcountry is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award Associate Degrees, Diplomas, and Certificates. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Technical College of the Lowcountry.

Quick Facts

Quick Fact 1
Hands-on: learn to use survey equipment and collect field data.
Quick Fact 2
Learn the skills required for land development.
Quick Fact 3
Practice on Civil 3D software, the most common tool used in the industry.

What People Are Saying

“TCL gave me a great start to a new career.”

Joseph E. Chappell Graduate

FAQs & Additional Information

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What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 12 credits x $170 per credit = $2,040.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2016 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

The program is a great fit for those who:

• Want to find employment locally.
• Enjoy building construction but want to work in an office environment.
• Enjoy and appreciate design.

Program Dean

Kenneth Flick

Division Dean/Business & Industrial Technologies


Hadi Hamid

CAD Instructor/Industrial Technology

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