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Help design and build your community’s infrastructure

Civil Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code CVET
Duration 2 Years
Credential Ontario College Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time +

Program information

Program description

Students in this program prepare to work with engineers and construction project managers as part of a team constructing roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure. Students determine data 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 semesters of the Civil Engineering Technology program, and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2022 Barrie

Tuition and fees

Work-integrated learning

This program includes a co-op work term component where you will gain practical, on-the-job experience in your field.

What are the admission requirements for the Civil Engineering Technician program?

Civil Engineering Technician 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:


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:

Admission details

Applicants are strongly recommended to have a minimum of their G2 license by the end of their 2nd semester for successful co-op placement.

A basic understanding of computer use for Word documents, emails, and accessing the internet is expected.

What career paths can I take as a civil engineering technician?

Your Civil Engineering Technician diploma gives you many 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. Public sector employment in a variety of government agencies, including municipal building inspection/code enforcement are employment options for graduates. A technician graduate would work with engineering and technologists in the gathering of data and information.


Canadian Association for Co-operative Education

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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Industry support

City of Barrie

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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Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

The program prepares you for the educational portion of becoming a Certified Technician (C. Tech). This is a designation through OACETT, the governing body for engineering technicians and technologists in Ontario.

To learn more, visit the OACETT website.

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Flex MORE. Study Civil Engineering Technician part-time

Benefits of studying part-time:

What courses are included in the Civil Engineering Technician diploma program?

Course overview

21 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
1 Co-op Work Term

Program-specific courses

Semester 1 courses are listed below. For a full list of courses in the program including course descriptions, view the Civil Engineering Technician program outline.

  • CIVL 1002 – Physics for Civil Engineering
  • COMP 1056 – Civil Engineering Graphics
  • CONS 1003 – Construction Practices
  • MATH 1028 – Mathematics for Constructions
  • SURV 1001 – Civil / Construction Surveying
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration.

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