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Civil Engineering Technology

Our nationally-accredited Civil Engineering Technology program is focused on the design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure facilities including: roads, bridges, buildings, dams, storm/sanitary/water systems, pipelines, and deep and shallow foundations.

You will build upon your skills gained in the Civil Engineering Technician program to enhance your abilities in design, drafting, supervision of projects, interpretation of data, cost estimating, scheduling, water resources management, feasibility studies, surveying, and technical report writing.

You will gain practical, hands-on experience in design and drafting in the College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) laboratories. In addition, you will receive surveying training with electronic distance and angle measuring equipment that will be interfaced with coordinate geometry and drafting software.

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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Municipal engineering firms
  • Construction firms
  • Inspection and testing companies
  • Utilities, government agencies and railways

Average Salaries*

Across these career outcomes, salaries in Canada range from:

$36,000 to $90,000


  • Graduates may seek membership with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) to become certified as a C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist).
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A Civil Engineering Technologist can also pursue a BASc in Civil Engineering at Canadian universities.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

Learning options

  • Full-Time

Minimum technology requirements

  • Regular access to a computer with a reliable Internet connection
  • Web cam and headset
  • Personal computer
  • Windows 10 operating system
  • Web browser: Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer 10 or higher
  • Processor: i7 Intel i7 or equivalent processor
  • Graphics: High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video card with 1 GB of video memory)
  • RAM: 8 GB of RAM
  • Storage: 500 GB HD
  • Software: Microsoft Office Suite (include Excel)

Please note, industry-standard software that you will access as part of your program will not be compatible with every device. These minimum technology requirements will allow you to access the software, but will not provide the optimal user experience. It is recommended you use a computer with stronger capabilities. If you have any questions about these technology requirements, please email or call (705) 566-8101, ext. 7303.

For a full list of how your program will be delivered click here.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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