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Train to become an integral part of the engineering team

Civil Engineering Technology Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op program

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

Program code CVTY
Duration 3 Years
Credential Ontario College Advanced Diploma, Co-op
Delivery Full-time

Program information

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.

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 Technology program?

Civil Engineering Technology 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 in civil engineering technology?

Your Civil Engineering Technology diploma gives you many 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.

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

Read more about Greg Miller’s story.

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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 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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Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT)

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

In addition to meeting the educational requirements, the program at Georgian prepares you to write your professional practice exam with OACETT, as well as assists you in preparing your technical report to submit to OACETT upon successful graduation.

To learn more, visit the OACETT website.

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

Course overview

33 Program Courses
2 Communications Courses
3 General Education Courses
2 Co-op Work Terms

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 Technology 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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