Civil Engineering Technology
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  • Program Length:
  • Three Year - Ontario College Advanced Diploma
  • Starts:
  • September and January

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes (Effective Sept. 2017)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College (C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 Math (C) or (U).
Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
A Civil Engineering Technologist plays an integral role in the design of buildings and infrastructure projects including highways, bridges, water and sewer systems. As a member of the team, the technologist assists engineers in survey work, collection and compilation of data, preparing estimates and bids for project designs and is part of the inspection and quality control process.

This program will appeal to those with an aptitude for assembly, who are analytical and enjoy problem solving and are strong in math. An interest in construction and the environment are essential.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Students receive a solid foundation in core civil engineering subjects with a balance of theory and practical knowledge.
  • Recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), allowing certification and increased employability in both Canada and the US.
  • Graduates can further their education by pursuing a Bachelor of Engineering Technology at the University of Windsor. If you are looking for a P.Eng designation, Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Windsor, Lakehead University (Thunder Bay) or Lawrence Technological University (Southfield Michigan) are good options.
  • Common first year between Construction Engineering Technician and Architectural Technology allows for easy transfer between the three programs.
  • Students have the opportunity to participate in extra-curricular activities such as the Canadian National Concrete Canoe Competition and Habitat for Humanity build projects.
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Civil Engineering Technologists can choose to work on either side of the job site. Opportunities exist with architects, consulting engineers, material testing firms, general and sub-contractors, Municipal Public Works or the Ministry of Transportation.

Typical entry positions include civil engineering technologist, draftsperson/CAD operator, estimator, inspector and field supervisor. Those completing the program will also have the knowledge and ability to start their own construction business after a few years of practical experience.

DEGREE COMPLETION
Graduates of this program can further their education achieving a Bachelor of Engineering Technology from the University of Windsor, Lakehead University (Thunder Bay) or Lawrence Technological University (Southfield, MI).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  • Program Physical Demands Analysis: T154
  • Graduate Testimonials
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    WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
    Civil Engineering Technology graduate, Mike McClellan (Alumni 1996), benefitted immensely from his time at St. Clair College. After graduating from the Civil program, he was lucky enough to be available when Alberici Constructors Ltd. called the College looking for recent graduates. They are a large international construction company with offices around the world, including its head office in Burlington, Ontario. Mike was recommended by one of his faculty, he went for the interview and was hired the next day.

    He started as a Project Coordinator, and then quickly became Project Manager, and then Regional Manager of Windsor in a short period of time. “I worked hard and the company recognized that,” says McClellan. “My education at St. Clair provided a wonderful foundation to enter this industry. The program taught a little bit about everything which is great for career advancement.” His career path within the company took him into a Project Manager's position on some big work in Toronto, then Director of Operations - Industrial, then to his current role as Construction Manager in New Orleans. In this capacity, he is responsible for all field operations on the project. He manages five superintendents reporting to him with about 300 workers reporting to them through foremen. His responsibilities include safety, costing, scheduling and quality of all field work. When asked what advice he would give students interested in the program, he replied, “Do everything they can to be leaders. In today's workforce, most people do not want to take responsibility. Companies quickly recognize the work of those who are self starters. Civil is very broad based. General contracting, surveying and inspection and testing are careers the program prepares people for.”

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YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
ARC101B
4
Drafting & Design I
ARC102B
3
Construction Theory
ARC103B
3
Building Services I
ARC125
2
Building CAD I
CVL105
3
Surveying
ENG212LS
2
Communications I
MTH143
3
Mathematics I

Semester 2
ARC209
4
Drafting & Design II
ARC202B
3
Estimating & Specification
ARC204
3
Building CAD II
ARC211
3
Construction Applications
ARC239
3
Ontario Building Code I
MTH243
3
Mathematics II
CVL205B
4
Statics

Semester 3
CVL303B
3
Structural Steel Design
CVL304B
3
Drafting & Design
CVL305A
3
Estimating & Specification
CVL306A
3
Civil CAD
CVL301G
3
Coping with Disasters
MTH203
3
Calculus I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 4
CVL410A
3
Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design
CVL404A
3
Material Testing
CVL405B
3
Computer Applications
CVL409
3
Soil Mechanics - Intro.
CVL412
3
Construction Management
MTH404
3
Calculus II
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 5
CVL504B
3
Applied Hydraulics
CVL505A
3
Introduction to GIS
CVL506B
3
Structural Wood Design
CVL508A
3
Transportation Engineering Technology
CVL509
3
Soil Mechanics & Foundations
CVL514
3
Environmental Assessment


Semester 6
CVL602B
3
Structural Analysis and Design
CVL604B
4
Advanced Surveying
CVL605C
2
Technical Report
CVL607
3
Environmental Technology
CVL608
3
Civil Estimating
ARC339B
2
Ontario Building Code - Large Buildings