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Construction Engineering Technician

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
Program overview
2 years
Full time
Diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Start dates
Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2022

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
January 2023

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
September 2023

Windsor (Ontario, Canada)
January 2024

About this program

Construction Engineering Technician

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.

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)

Other regions (English proficiency test required)

  • High school diploma/graduation certificate and transcript or equivalent in original language and English translation.
  • English proficiency requirement:
  • TOEFL iBT 78 with no band lower than 20, or PBT score of 550, or CBT score of 213 / IELTS 6.0 with no band lower than 5.5, Duolingo score of 100.

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

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Program content

Semester 1

  • Drafting and Design I
  • Construction Theory
  • Building Cad I
  • Surveying
  • Communications I
  • Mathematics I

Semester 2

  • Drafting and Design II
  • Estimating & Specifications
  • Building Cad II
  • Construction Applications
  • Ontario Building Code I
  • Mathematics II
  • Statics and Strength of Materials

Semester 3

  • Structural Steel Design
  • Drafting & Design
  • Estimating and Specifications
  • Civil - Cad
  • Coping with Disasters
  • Surveying II

Semester 4

  • Reinforced Concrete & Masonry Design
  • Material Testing
  • Computer Applications
  • Soil Mechanics Introduction
  • Construction Management
  • Advanced Surveying
  • Civil Estimating

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarships, please visit the institute website


  • Total Tuition Fee for Domestic Students: $4,327.62
  • Total Tuition Fee for International Students: $15,685.76


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.

Career paths

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.

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St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology

St. Clair College of Applied Arts & Technology
2000 Talbot Rd West
N9A 6S4 Windsor

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