Start Dates & Ontario Colleges Program Codes:
Fall Start (September): 0319
Don’t Just Imagine Your Future - Build It!
A Civil Engineering Technician plays a key role in the health, safety and economic well-being of our communities.
As a graduate of our two-year program, you will gain knowledge in the design, construction and operation of water, soil, geomatics, roads, railways, bridges and buildings. At Confederation College, our small class sizes mean you will get great practical hands-on experience with the latest industry-standard technologies, including Computer-Aided-Drafting (CAD), Project Scheduling Software and Surveying. If you have good math skills, a logical mind and the desire to build upon the world around you, the Civil Engineering Technician program will give you the tools you need to succeed.
- Training with the latest industry-standard technologies
- Planned work placement plus optional co-op placement provides industry experience
- Opportunity to work in a variety of fields including, but not limited to city planning, maintenance, mining, bridges, highways, rail and construction specialty projects, and more!
Explore what our students, alumni and employers have to say about the Civil Engineering Technician program.
Program Learning Outcomes
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
- comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
- complete duties and monitor that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
- promote and carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
- facilitate the collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders to support civil engineering projects.
- collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
- use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects.
- participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects by applying engineering concepts, technical mathematics and principles of science to the review, production and/or modification of project plans.
- contribute to the scheduling and coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management.
- coordinate and perform quality control testing and evaluate equipment, materials and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects.
- apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects.
With a work placement in second year, many students secure full-time employment at their placement organizations upon graduation. As a qualified Civil Engineering Technician, there are many career paths available to you. Graduates find employment in project planning and design, testing soils, concrete and other construction materials, cost estimating, construction inspection and supervision, contract administration, management and infrastructure maintenance, restoration and repair. Employment opportunities in this industry are available locally, regionally and around the world.
As a graduate of this program, you will find entry-level opportunities with consultants, contractors and government at the municipal, provincial and federal levels. With experience, you can expect to move on to management positions within these organizations.