Civil Engineering Technician

Acquire the skills and knowledge to become a member of civil engineering teams that are responsible for planning, costing, building, maintaining, and rehabilitating roads, bridges, buildings, water distribution systems, and pipelines. Courses are focused on applying professionalism towards drafting, surveying, construction methods, costing, quality control, inspections, and laboratory testing.

The College’s computer-aided drafting (CAD) laboratories provide you with practical, hands-on experience. You will also receive surveying training with electronic distance and angle measuring equipment that will be interfaced with coordinate geometry and drafting software. In addition, to meet the demand for structural steel detailers, you will learn automated structural detailing.

You will participate in a two-week field camp during the first part of May at the end of the second semester (SA approved safety boots mandatory). Attendance is compulsory to complete the program. Students are urged to let employers know that they are not available for summer employment until the course is officially completed.

What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Government departments
  • Municipal engineering departments
  • Construction firms

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$31,000 to $70,000

Accreditations

  • Graduates can seek membership with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) to become certified as a C.Tech. (Certified Technician)

The Infrastructure Opportunities Program (IOP) and the Municipal Engineering Opportunities Program (MEOP) provide opportunities for some students to gain summer work experiences in the construction, consulting, and government sectors.

Plan your future

Next Session start

September 2017

Available delivery options

  • Full-Time

Graduate in 2019*

*Minimum Full time length is 2 years