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Civil Engineering Technician (CIVL)
Civil Engineering Technologist (CIV3)

Available as a two or three-year program

An education in civil engineering can offer many opportunities — leading to rewarding careers. Work in areas such as structural design and construction, project management and quality assurance, municipal engineering, transportation design and construction, geotechnical engineering and infrastructure rehabilitation.


  • Program Code


  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Technologist)

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Municipalities and cities
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Federal and provincial agencies

Prepare for high-demand positions in:

  • Design and construction
  • Interpreting and preparing specifications, drawings or instructions
  • Infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Project estimating (quantities and costs)
  • On-site quality assurance
  • Project management or supervision
  • Professional certification through the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) is available with a diploma from Loyalist College.
  • Average starting salaries range from $40,000 to $49,999.*
  • 100% of 2015 Loyalist grads were working within six months of graduation.**

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.
**Source: KPI Survey 2015, Forum Research Inc. for Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development  

Our grads get great jobs

  • Public Works Manager, Augusta Township
  • Building Inspector, City of Belleville
  • Highway Inspector, Highway Construction Inspection Ontario
  • Estimator, Cornerstone Builders
  • Network Coordinator, Bell Canada

Is it for you?

This career holds rewarding opportunities for students who:

  • Like to know how things work.
  • Want to make a lasting difference in the community.
  • Are good at visualizing problems in order to tackle solutions.
  • May prefer to work indoors or outdoors.

Experiential learning

This well-rounded program combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning, both outside (in the field) and inside, in our Building Sciences Lab using industry standard equipment.

  • Get a strong foundation in surveying techniques, drafting principles and computer applications, using programs such as AutoCAD and Civil 3D.
  • Gain skills in structural, municipal and highway design, structural drafting, materials testing and inspection, construction supervision and project estimating to name a few.
  • Year one is common with the Construction Engineering Technician program, allowing for ease of transfer.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Receive lots of personal attention from professors with over 25 years of experience in municipal and transportation engineering.
  • Learn from an industry leader in the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), working with global organizations using GIS technology to support sustainable development.

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