Civil Engineering Technology
Excellent job placement rates. 12 months of relevant experience. Be ready to take on responsibility in this high-demand field!

General information

Program code
CVTY
Duration
6 Semesters, plus 2 work terms (3 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Work integrated learning
2 Co-op Work Terms
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2020 Barrie

Program description

Students in this program prepare for success in the rapidly evolving and growing industry of civil engineering. Students are exposed to the construction of roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure; are introduced to cost estimation; and experience field work, material testing, and project management. The application of codes and standards, site management techniques, and related computer technologies to integrated work placements prepares students to work with engineers, designers, and construction project managers as an integral part of the engineering team.

*If this doesn't sound quite right for you, maybe the Civil Engineering Technician program is! You can complete your studies in just two years and get into the workforce fast.

Industry support

The Civil Engineering Technology 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 to prepare students to gain full-time employment upon graduation.

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Career outlook - case study of a graduate

Interested in the direction your career can take after you graduate?

Here's how Greg Miller, President of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists, built his career after graduating Civil Engineering Technology.

  • Building Inspector, City of Barrie
  • Chief Building Official, Town of The Blue Mountains
  • Chief Building Official and Manager of Building Services, Town of Collingwood
  • President of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists
  • Vice president of the Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario
  • Representative on Ontario Premier’s Business Mission to China and Vietnam
  • Member of Elliot Lake Commission of Inquiry
  • 2018 Premier's Award nominee

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.

CAFCE accreditation logo

Career opportunities

Graduates may find work in the private sector as quantity surveyors (estimators), purchasers, site supervisors and project managers, drafters, or designers using computer aided Design (CAD) technology. They may also find employment as assistants in engineering offices. Public sector employment in a variety of government agencies, including municipal building inspection/code enforcement are employment options for graduates.

Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

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

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Courses

Program-specific 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)
  • CIVL 3000 - Heavy Construction Estimating: Computer Applications
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3000 - Structural Analysis - Beams and Columns
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3007 - Construction Practices: Structural Steel
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3012 - Numerical Analysis
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3013 - Project Management for Civil Construction
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • SURV 3001 - Advanced GIS and New Technologies for Civil
    (Semester 5 / 42 hours)
  • COMP 3032 - 3D CAD Civil / Construction
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3006 - Construction Practices: Reinforced Concrete
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • CONS 3013 - Construction Practices and Design: Highways 2
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MATH 3001 - Calculus for Civil Engineering
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • MGMT 3014 - Contract Law and Ethics
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • TECR 3009 - Technical Project: Civil
    (Semester 6 / 42 hours)
  • COOP 1028 - Civil Engineering Work Term 1 (occurs after Semester 2)
    (560 hours)
  • COOP 2023 - Civil Technology Work Term 2-3 (occurs after Semesters 4)
    (1120 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)