Construction Engineering Technician | St. Clair College
Program Code: T036
Status: Open
Two Year - Ontario College Diploma
Starts: September, January
Contact:
George Vrantsidis
519-972-2727 ext. 4427

Program Overview

In a building or infrastructure project, Construction Engineering Technicians play an important role at the construction site. Duties include estimating, testing or inspecting materials, performing construction surveys, interpreting and applying specifications and executing sketches from contract drawings, shop and CAD drawings. This program will appeal to students with an interest in construction. They must have technical problem solving skills and the ability to work well with others.

Program Highlights

  • Students receive a solid foundation in core construction engineering subjects with a balance of theory and practical knowledge.
  • Recognized by the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) allowing easier transition to certification and increased employability in both Canada and the U.S.
  • Common first year between Civil Engineering Technology, 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.

Career Opportunities

Construction engineering technicians can fulfill a number of roles on the construction site. Positions include site supervisor, junior estimator, or, surveyor with general contractors, architectural and engineering firms. Opportunities also exist with building product manufacturing firms, sub-contractors and government agencies.

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.

Courses

The curriculum below is for incoming students:

Semester 1
Code Title Credits
CVL104
Drafting And Design 1
3
AEC102
Construction Theory
3
AEC103
Building Services 1
3
AEC104
Building CAD 1
3
AEC115
Surveying
3
ENG212LS
Communications 1
2
MTH143
Mathematics I
3
Semester 2
Code Title Credits
CVL204
Drafting And Design 2
3
AEC202
Estimating & Specifications
3
AEC204
Building CAD 2
3
AEC211
Construction Applications
AEC239
Ontario Building Code 1
3
MTH243
Mathematics II
3
AEC205
Statics And Strength Of Materials
4
Semester 3
Code Title Credits
CVL303B
Structural Steel Design
3
CVL304B
Drafting & Design
3
CVL305A
Estimating And Specifications
3
CVL306A
CIVIL - CAD
3
CVL301G
Coping With Disasters
3
CVL315
Surveying II
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3
Semester 4
Code Title Credits
CVL410A
Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design
3
CVL404A
Material Testing
3
CVL405B
Computer Applications
3
CVL409
Soil Mechanics Introduction
3
CVL412
Construction Management
3
CVL615
Advanced Surveying
3
CVL608
CIVIL Estimating
3
ELEC1030
Choose 1 Elective Course
3

Your Investment

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

2019-2020 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.

Program Physical Demands Analysis

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

Construction Engineering Technician (Ontario College Diploma) (58200)

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the construction engineering field.  
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.  
  3. Complete duties in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the construction engineering field.
  4. Carry out sustainability practices* in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.  
  5. Collaborate with and facilitate communication among project stakeholders* to support construction projects.
  6. Collect, process and interpret technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Contribute to the collecting, interpreting and applying of survey/geomatics and layout information* to implement construction projects*.    
  8. Identify and use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support the design and construction of projects.  
  9. Contribute to the resolution of technical problems related to the design and implementation of construction projects* by applying engineering concepts, basic technical mathematics* and building science*.
  10. Assist in the scheduling and monitoring of the progression of construction projects* by applying principles of construction project management.
  11. Assist in the preparation of accurate estimates of time, cost, quality and quantity, tenders and bids.
  12. Perform quality control* testing and monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of construction projects*.    
  13. Apply teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete work on construction projects*.