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Civil Engineering Tech


- Grade 12 or equivalentOR- Mature student status (18 years of age or older) and a passing score on the entrance examination

Benefits of this program

- Prepares you for valuable industry certifications- Market-driven programs- Growing demand for professionals in this area

Employment Opportunities

- Construction project supervisor- Construction inspector- Contractor- Pavement/geotechnical technologist- GIS technologist- Materials and testing technologist- Municipal design technologist- Project manager- Quality control administrator- Site engineering technologist- Sustainability supervisor

Civil Engineering Technologists play an important role in the efficient and sustainable operation of our cities and infrastructure. They are core members of the teams that plan, design, construct, and maintain buildings, roads, bridges, sewers, and water distribution systems. These systems keep our transportation systems operating, water flowing and provide safe structures for private and public services.    

With a focus on municipal engineering, structural design, water resources and surveying this three-year advanced diploma provides a strong foundation in core civil engineering subjects. The course work provides a balanced education in engineering theory, combined with practical work in laboratories and in the field.



Qestions & Answers

  • Develop engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts and sketches
  • Prepare construction specifications, cost and material estimates, project schedules and reports
  • Supervise or conduct field surveys, inspections or technical investigations of topography, soils, drainage and water supply systems, road and highway systems, buildings and structures to provide data for engineering projects
  • Conduct or supervise inspection and testing of construction materials, and may supervise, monitor and inspect construction projects and provide project negotiation and facilitation

Civil Engineering Technicians require a diverse set of skills to effectively contribute to the planning, design, and construction of infrastructure projects. Here are some essential skills for individuals in this role:

Technical Proficiency,Drafting and Design Skills,Surveying Skills,Construction Knowledge,Problem-Solving,Attention to Detail,Communication Skills,Mathematical Skills,Time Management,Adaptability,Safety Awareness,Team Collaboration,Documentation Skills

By possessing these skills, civil engineering technicians can contribute significantly to the successful execution of civil engineering projects and help ensure the integrity and functionality of infrastructure systems.

Civil Engineering Technicians perform a wide range of tasks to support civil engineers and contribute to the successful completion of infrastructure projects. Here are some common tasks performed by Civil Engineering Techs:

Surveying,Drafting and Design,Materials Testing,Construction Inspection,Data Collection and Analysis,Site Layout and Stakeout,Documentation,Collaboration with Engineers,Geotechnical Support,Traffic Control and Analysis,Cost Estimation,Environmental Compliance,Safety Oversight,Community Relations

These tasks collectively contribute to the efficient and successful execution of civil engineering projects, ensuring that infrastructure is designed, built, and maintained to meet safety, regulatory, and quality standards.

The educational requirements for becoming a Civil Engineering Technologist typically include completion of a post-secondary education program in civil engineering technology or a related field. The specific requirements can vary by region and country, but a common minimum educational requirement is an associate degree or a diploma in civil engineering technology. Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering technology or a closely related field.

Civil Engineering Technologists have several career advancement opportunities available to them as they gain experience and develop their skills. Some potential avenues for career advancement include:

Specialization,Supervisory and Management Roles,Project Management,Professional Certification,Further Education,Entrepreneurship,Research and Development,Teaching and Training

It’s important for Civil Engineering Technologists to stay updated on industry trends, technologies, and regulations to remain competitive in the field. Networking with professionals in the industry, participating in continuing education programs, and seeking mentorship opportunities can also contribute to career advancement.

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