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Civil Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology

Available as a two- or three-year program

By integrating science and engineering concepts with industry-specific technologies, civil engineering technicians and technologists assist in the monitoring and inspection of civil infrastructure projects. An education in civil engineering can offer many opportunities – leading to rewarding careers both in the office and out in the field, in areas such as structural design, municipal engineering, transportation construction and geotechnical engineering.

This program will be delivered in remote and blended formats for Winter 2021.


  • 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
  • Graduates are eligible for certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Average starting salaries range from $40,000 to $49,999.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, 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 AutoCAD Civil 3D.
  • Gain skills in structural, municipal and highway design, drafting, materials testing, surveying, 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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