Construction Field Engineer

Course Objectives

Site layout is an important phase of any construction activity from beginning to end. The impact of good layout practices in terms of time, money, and construction efficiency increases with the size of the project. Site layout technicians typically survey and otherwise gather information about a proposed job site. As a job progresses, they lay out the location of structures and other features on the site, check the dimensions of the structures as they are being built, document the completed work, and verify that all the work is done in accordance with the design plans and specifications. Topics covered in this two-level curriculum include Surveying Math, Blueprint Reading for Surveyors, and Control Setup.



Level One:

·         Introduction to Site Layout

·         Surveying Math

·         Survey Equipment Use and Care

·         Blueprint Reading for Surveyors

Level Two:

·         Advanced Surveying Math

·         Survey Equipment Use and Care Two

·         Control Setup

·         Boundary and Topography Surveys

·         Date Collection and Basic Computer Skills

·         Concrete Properties and Quality Control

·         Means and Methods


Registration Information

Registration can be completed via online, walk-in or postal mail.

Walk-in registration is accepted during our regular business hours, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the following locations:

Jefferson Campus
2601 Carson Road
George Wallace Hall, Office 202
Birmingham, AL 35215

Shelby-Hoover Campus
4600 Valleydale Road
Health Science Building, Office 432
Birmingham, AL 35242

Course Fee

Grant Funded


Courses are offered on an ongoing basis and we offer open enrollment. To view a complete schedule, go to the following link: Click Here

Scholarship Opportunities 

Career Pathways:
Jefferson State Community College’s Adult Education program and the Center for Workforce Education have partnered to provide Fast Track career classes to Adult Education students. The Fast Track career classes lead to the skills necessary to obtain employment. These classes can be completed in a few weeks or a few months. Career Pathways allows qualifying students to benefit from activities related to workplace readiness, academic and career counseling, and academic preparation while enrolling in selected Non-Credit Fast Track programs.

Local Alabama Career Centers provide WIOA scholarship opportunities to qualifying students for some programs. (Workforce Investment Opportunity Act). These are for low-income students/students who have recently been laid off from their jobs.

If you are aged 50 or older, AARP offers scholarships to eligible students. You do not have to be an AARP member to receive a scholarship. If you are interested in an AARP scholarship, respond back and I will provide the dates of upcoming Information Sessions. You may also check the web site