Civil Engineering Technician Level 1 Credential

Civil engineering students

The Civil Engineering Technician – Level 1 Credential provides students with skills development to succeed in an entry-level, Technician Level 1 position in civil engineering, construction, and public works.  The skills include construction print reading, construction materials, and an introduction to architectural Computer Assisted Drafting (CAD).


Thank you to the City of Ithaca Public Works, City of Cortland, FYT Fuels, and Tompkins Workforce New York for helping create this microcredential. Our industry and community partners are vital to the success of our microcredential programs and many are leading employers of our graduates.


The Civil Engineering Technician - Level 1 Credential at Tompkins Cortland requires completion of three courses.
Printable version of credential checklist

CONT 104 Print Reading for Construction (3 credits)
CONT 107 Construction Materials (3 credits)
DRAF 117 Architectural Drafting I (3 credits)


There are many resources available to assist you in paying for your microcredential. The College has received a generous grant through the Tompkins Community Recovery Fund to provide funding for Tompkins County residents to earn microcredentials. Our partners at Tompkins Workforce NY Career Center and Cortland Works Career Center have grant opportunities available to financially assist residents in earning a microcredential. Several businesses in our community sponsor their employees. Financial aid is available to students that pursue the credential while matriculated in a degree program. These three courses can be applied towards the Applied Science and Technology A.A.S. degree.