Civil Engineering Technology

Loyalist College
Program overview
6 semesters
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

Start dates
September 2023

January 2024

September 2024

January 2025

About this program

Civil Engineering Technology

By integrating science and engineering concepts with industry-specific technologies, civil engineering technicians and technologists assist in the monitoring and inspection of civil infrastructure projects. An education in civil engineering can offer many opportunities – leading to rewarding careers both in the office and out in the field, in areas such as construction management, estimating and inspection as well as infrastructure design and drafting. By integrating science, engineering and sustainability concepts with industry-specific technologies, civil engineering technicians and technologists participate in the successful completion of civil infrastructure projects such as public transit, land development, municipal services and resource management.

Admission requirements

Required academic preparation

  • OSSD/OSSGD or equivalent with courses at the general, advanced, (C), (U) or (M) level, AND
  • Grade 12 English (C) level or equivalent OR
  • Mature applicant

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the college website.

Recommended academic preparation

  • Grade 11 & 12 Math (MCF 3M & MCT 4C)

Is it for you?

This career holds rewarding opportunities for students who:

  • Like to know how things work.
  • Want to make a lasting difference in the community.
  • Are good at visualizing problems in order to tackle solutions.
  • May prefer to work indoors or outdoors.

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Program content

First Year - Semester One

  • Building Methods & Materials
  • CAD 1
  • Engineering Applications
  • Geomatics 1
  • Math 1

First Year - Semester Two

  • CAD 2
  • Heavy Construction, Methods and Materials
  • Highway Technology 1
  • Mathematics 2
  • Statics
  • Technical Communications 1

Second Year - Semester Three

  • Geomatics 2
  • Highway Technology 2
  • Materials Testing 1
  • Municipal Services 1
  • Strength of Materials
  • Structural Drafting

Second Year - Semester Four

  • Contracts, Specifications and Estimating
  • Materials Testing 2
  • Municipal Engineering 1
  • Soil Mechanics
  • Strength of Materials 2
  • Structures

Third Year - Semester Five

  • Calculus
  • Construction Supervision 1
  • Foundations
  • Geospatial and Environmental Analysis
  • Steel Design 1
  • Theory of Structures

Third Year - Semester Six

  • Construction Supervision 2
  • Municipal Engineering 2
  • Reinforced Concrete Design
  • Steel Design 2
  • Technical Report
  • Water & Waste Water Treatment

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the college website for more information.

Program delivery

Experiential learning

This well-rounded program combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning, both outside (in the field) and inside, in our Building Sciences Lab using industry-standard equipment.

  • Get a strong foundation in surveying techniques, drafting principles and computer applications, using programs such as AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS.
  • Gain skills in structural, municipal and highway design, drafting, materials testing, surveying, inspection, construction supervision and project estimating, to name a few.
  • Apply engineering theories in our industry-standard materials testing facility.
  • Year one is common with the Construction Engineering Technician program, allowing for ease of transfer.
  • Obtain the academic requirements of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) or transition to a university degree in Canada or abroad.


  • Domestic Tuition: $2,722.08
  • Full-Time Ancillary Fees:* $1,462
  • Total: $4,184.08


Credential:Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Technologist)

Career paths

Find your career

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Municipalities and cities
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Federal and provincial agencies

Prepare for high-demand positions in:

  • Design and construction
  • Interpreting and preparing specifications, drawings or instructions
  • Infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Project estimating (quantities and costs)
  • On-site quality assurance
  • Project management or supervision
  • Graduates are eligible for certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Average starting salaries range from $40,000 to $49,999.*

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Loyalist College 

Loyalist College empowers students, faculty, staff, and partners through experiential, economic, cluster-based applied programs and research that provide career-ready graduates for, and knowledge transfer to, industry and the community....

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Why study at Loyalist College

In a world obsessed with big, we are small.

Small gives us the power to do big things. And things that make a big difference to our students, community, and partners. In an impersonal world of big lecture halls and stadium seating, we know our students by name and circumstance.

Small frees us to provide personal one-on-one attention, in small classes and learning environments. Small means our students feel like they matter. That they belong. That they are no longer invisible in a world which had passed them by. Small means that we can move mountains to help every student succeed, confident in who they are and what they are capable of becoming.

We are Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology.

We are small.

Contact info

Loyalist College

376 Wallbridge Loyalist Road, Box 4200
K8N 5B9 Belleville Ontario

Phone no: +16139691913

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