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Construction Engineering Technician

Available as a two-year program

Construction Engineering Technicians work in the construction industry with contractors, government agencies and engineers on a wide range of building construction projects. Learn how to integrate science and engineering concepts with construction management skills to develop a career in building construction management, design and inspection. Learn industry-specific technologies to assist in the development and implementation of project goals in accordance with project plans, sustainability practices, and industry laws, codes and standards.

This program will be delivered in a hybrid format in the Fall semester. For more information, please visit our Fall Program Delivery page.

  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

Find your career

Prepare for a high-demand position in:

  • Site supervision
  • Building inspection and approval
  • Construction project coordinator
  • Structural drafting technician
  • Construction estimator
  • Construction superintendent
  • Quality assurance (testing and inspection)
  • Project estimating
  • Retail sales (building supply and rental)
  • Graduates are eligible for certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Average starting salaries range from $35,000 to $39,999*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Grade Foreman, Drain Bros. Excavating
  • Carpentry Apprentice, Highland Design Build Ltd.
  • Lead Survey/Asst. Site Supervisor, Strathcona Solar Initiatives
  • Inspector, G.D. Jewell Engineering
  • Q.C. Administrator/Project Manager, The Miller Group

Is it for you?

Students who are successful in this program come with varied goals and experience:

  • People who may wish to start their own business.
  • Students who enjoy a challenge solving engineering-related problems.
  • Former construction workers looking to apply their experience and knowledge in a less physically demanding job.
  • People who would enjoy working outdoors, in an office, or a bit of both.

Experiential learning

Enjoy a mix of learning experiences, indoors and out, with lots of personal attention from faculty:

  • Work with current versions of industry software, including AutoCAD, to create engineering drawings for land development applications and building engineering according to provincial and municipal standards. 
  • The program combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning in the field and lab work in Loyalist’s Building Sciences Lab.
  • Gain experience in surveying, structural drafting, testing and inspection of construction materials, project supervision and estimating.
  • Apply your skills on a construction site while working one day a week during a semester-long on-the-job field placement.
  • Year one is common with the Civil Engineering Technician program, allowing for ease of transfer.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Learn in small classes with an experienced faculty team including Registered Professional Engineers.
  • Professors have specialized experience with Global Information Systems and integrating Global Positioning Systems into automated machine control for heavy equipment.
  • Teachers use their industry contacts to help connect students with jobs.

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