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Construction Engineering Technician

Available as a two-year program

Construction engineering technicians work in the construction industry with contractors, government building departments and engineers on a range of building construction projects. Learn how to integrate science and engineering concepts with 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.
  • 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
  • Project estimating
  • Quality assurance (testing and inspection)
  • 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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