Civil Engineering Technician (CVTN)
Ontario College Diploma | 4 semesters | Barrydowne
You will acquire the skills and knowledge to become a member of civil engineering teams that are responsible for planning, costing, building, maintaining, and rehabilitating roads, bridges, buildings, water distribution systems, and pipelines. Courses are focused on applying professionalism towards drafting, surveying, construction methods, costing, quality control, inspections, and laboratory testing.
The College’s computer-aided drafting (CAD) laboratories provide you with practical, hands-on experience. You will also receive surveying training with electronic distance and angle measuring equipment that will be interfaced with coordinate geometry and drafting software. In addition, to meet the demand for structural steel detailers, you will learn automated structural detailing.
You are able to volunteer for community events such as the “Canstruction competition” that benefits the local food bank, and in second year, you will compete in a headframe competition where you will design, build, and test a structure to failure during Cambrian's Spring Open House.
The Infrastructure Opportunities Program (IOP) and the Municipal Engineering Opportunities Program (MEOP) provide opportunities for some students to gain summer work experiences in the construction, consulting, and government sectors.
2 years – 4 semesters
Two-week surveying course at the end of the second semester
Opportunity to gain summer employment through the Infrastructure Opportunities Partnership (IOP)
Courses cover drafting, surveying, construction methods, costs, quality control, and inspections
Gain extensive experience using computer-aided drafting (CAD)
Graduates can seek membership with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) to become certified as a C.Tech. (Certified Technician)
You will participate in a two-week field camp during the first part of May at the end of the second semester (SA approved safety boots mandatory). Attendance is compulsory to complete the program. Students are urged to let employers know that they are not available for summer employment until the course is officially completed.
4D Learning Opportunities
CANstruction competition – Students compete against other organizations in the community to design and build a 3D structure out of food cans, which are then donated to the Sudbury Food Bank.
For graduates of the new curriculum (OSS): Ontario Secondary School Diploma (30 credits) or equivalent or mature student status, including:
- Any grade 12 English (C), (U), or (M)
- Any grade 12 mathematics (C) or (U) (MCT4C is highly recommended)
- Any grade 12 physics (C), (U)
- Computer competency in relevant software
Students will write a math test at the start of the first semester.
Semester 1 - Fall 2016
Semester 2 - Winter 2017
Semester 3 - Fall 2017
Semester 4 - Winter 2018
|CIV 1200||Concrete Asphalt||4|
|CIV 2331||Construction Technology||4|
|ENG 1002||College Communication||3|
|MTH 1050||Algebra I||3|
|SUR 1116||Surveying I||5|
|The following General Education course:||3|
|Negotiation Labour Relations||3|
|CAD 1100||Computer-Aided Drafting I||2|
|ENG 1754||Technical Communication II||3|
|MTH 1250||Algebra II||3|
|SUR 1220||Surveying II||5|
|SUR 1232||Survey Field Methods||1|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Media and Current Events||3|
|CAD 1200||Computer Aided Drafting II||2|
|CIV 2300||Soil Mechanics I||4|
|CIV 2302||Civil Engineering Applications||3|
|CIV 2421||Basic Hydraulics||3|
|MCH 2310||Strength Of Materials I||4|
|MTH 2325||Technical Math III||3|
|CIV 2405||Structural Behaviour Detailing||5|
|CIV 2408||Computer Aided Structural Detailing||2|
|CIV 2431||Municipal Planning||4|
|CIV 3500||Special Projects||4|
|CIV 3520||Contracts Law Specifications||4|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Issues and Ethics in Science||3|
Tuition Fee (Canadian Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $3,655.48. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Tuition Fee (International Students)
The tuition fee for the 2015-2016 academic year is $13,614.00 for two semesters of study. Next year's tuition fees will be available by May 1, 2016.
Books & Supplies
The estimated cost of books and supplies for 2015-2016 is approximately $1,700 for first year. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Civil Engineering Technicians usually work in surveying, material testing, drafting, construction, inspection, or sales and service. Graduates may find employment in:
- Consulting engineering firms
- Government departments
- Municipal engineering departments
- Construction firms
For more information about Civil Engineering as a career, including employment opportunities, visit Ontario Civil Construction Careers Institute.
Furthering Your Studies
Students who successfully complete the Civil Engineering Technician program may enter directly into the Civil Engineering Technology program.
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates of this program may continue their studies at university and may receive credit for their prior College education.
Refer to College/University Agreements for further information.
Please note: Cambrian College strives to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website. Please note that the academic curriculum is continually reviewed and revised to ensure that Cambrian's programs and courses remain relevant. The College reserves the right to cancel or make changes to any course or program, fee, procedure, or campus location at any time.