Civil Engineering Technician Learn to work with engineers and construction project managers to build roads, bridges, sewers, water mains and other infrastructure.

General information

Program code
CVET
Duration
4 Semesters, plus 1 work term (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
1 Co-op Work Term
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

Graduates from this program are prepared to work with engineers and construction project managers as part of a team constructing roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure. Technicians develop information for cost estimation, perform materials testing, and assist in the administration of projects in the field. Teamwork and project-based learning are emphasized. This program is common with the first four semester of the Civil Engineering Technology program, and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Industry support

The Civil Engineering Technician program at Georgian College has developed a strong connection with the City of Barrie over a number of years. Together with the college and others, the City has advised on the creation of new curriculum and continued improvement of existing program outcomes that meet the needs in both the public and private sectors of civil engineering.

With this partnership, the City of Barrie offers many co-operative work terms to our civil students, helping them to develop in their profession. The City of Barrie is a valuable contributor and partner in helping to prepare our students to gain full-time employment upon graduation.

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Accreditation

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

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Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in the private sector assisting quantity surveyors (estimators), purchasers, site supervisors or project managers, drafters or detailers, using the latest in (CAD) technology. They may also find employment as assistants in engineering or construction offices. In the public sector, they may find employment in many government agencies or as site inspectors.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • CIVL 1002 - Physics for Civil Engineering (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1056 - Civil Engineering Graphics (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 1003 - Construction Practices (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 1028 - Mathematics for Constructions (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • SURV 1001 - Civil / Construction Surveying (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • CIVL 1001 - Quantity Estimation and Drawing Review (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 1057 - CAD / Civil Construction (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 1004 - Construction Practices and Design: Material Testing (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2003 - Statics (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • SURV 1003 - Civil/Construction Surveying 2 (Semester 2 / 21 hours)
  • CIVL 2001 - Geotechnical Analysis and Geosynthetics (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2000 - Construction Practices: Methods (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2003 - Construction Practices and Design: Municipal and Provincial Codes and Standards (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MENG 2007 - Strength of Materials (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 2002 - Project Management (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • CIVL 2002 - Stormwater Management / Best Management Practices (Semester 4 / 21 hours)
  • COMP 2124 - Introduction to 3D Drafting (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2001 - Construction Practices: Building Systems (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2004 - Construction Practices: Highways (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 2008 - Site Development (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • SURV 2003 - Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Technology (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 2)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)
  • occurs after Semester 2 (Semester 4)