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Civil Engineering Technicians
While in high school, you should follow the course for admission
into an institution offering either a two- or four-year degree in
civil engineering technology. Helpful classes include mathematics,
physics, and chemistry. Because the ability to read and interpret
material is very important, four years of English and language
skills courses are basic requirements. Reports and letters are an
essential part of the technician's work, so a firm grasp of English
grammar is important. Other useful courses include mechanical
drawing and shop; civil engineering technicians often make use of
mechanical drawings to convey their ideas to others, and neat,
well-executed drawings are important to convey a sense of accuracy
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