Civil Engineering Technology (CVTY)
Ontario College Advanced Diploma | 6 semesters | Barrydowne
Our nationally-accredited Civil Engineering Technology program is focused on the design, construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation of infrastructure facilities including: roads, bridges, buildings, dams, storm/sanitary/water systems, pipelines, and deep and shallow foundations.
You will build upon your skills gained in the Civil Engineering Technician program to enhance your abilities in design, drafting, supervision of projects, interpretation of data, cost estimating, scheduling, water resources management, feasibility studies, surveying, and technical report writing.
You will gain practical, hands-on experience in design and drafting in the College’s Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) laboratories. In addition, you will receive surveying training with electronic distance and angle measuring equipment that will be interfaced with coordinate geometry and drafting software.
Also continuing from the Technician-level program are opportunities for some students to gain summer work experiences in the construction, consulting, and government sectors through the Infrastructure Opportunities Program (IOP) and the Municipal Engineering Opportunities Program (MEOP).
This program has been nationally accredited since 2003. This accreditation enables graduates to work as technologists across Canada. An engineering technologist may seek membership with OACETT (Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists) to become certified as a C.E.T. (Certified Engineering Technologist). A technologist can also pursue a BASc in Civil Engineering at Canadian universities.
- 3 years – 6 semesters
- The first nationally-accredited technology program by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB).
- Two-week surveying course at the end of the second semester
- Industry-experienced faculty
- Opportunity to gain summer employment through the Infrastructure Opportunities Partnership (IOP)
- Field trips to local civil engineering companies and completed project sites
- Courses cover design, project management, technical research and report writing, and more
- Hands-on experience with Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer-aided drafting (CAD)
- Grads may be eligible to become members of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) and the Canadian Technical Employment Network (CTEN)
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) or (U)
Graduates of Cambrian's Civil Engineering Technician Program (CVTN) or its equivalent may apply to enter directly into Semester 5 of the Civil Engineering Technology (CVTY) program. This is a competitive process.
This program will be delivered in the following terms:
Fall Term Start
For specific term start/end dates and other key dates/deadlines, please see the 2017-18 Academic Schedule which will be posted on our website in early 2017.
Program of Study
Every academic year, students are required to successfully complete an online Student Safety Regulations and General Safety Standards course. This course must be completed prior to entering the labs (as identified in the table below) in the Schools of Skills Training, Engineering Technology and Environmental Studies.
|CIV 1200||Concrete Asphalt 1||4|
|CIV 2331||Construction Technology||4|
|ENG 1002||College Communications||3|
|MTH 1050||Algebra I||3|
|SUR 1116||Surveying I 1||5|
|The following General Education course:||3|
|Negotiation Labour Relations||3|
|CAD 1001||Engineering Graphics||3|
|ENG 1754||Technical Communication II||3|
|MTH 1250||Algebra II||3|
|SUR 1220||Surveying II 1||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 1||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 1||4|
|CIV 3520||Contracts Law Specifications||4|
|One of the following General Education courses:||3|
|Issues and Ethics in Science||3|
|CIV 2410||Soil Mechanics II||4|
|CIV 2430||Municipal Services||4|
|CIV 3510||Structural Design||4|
|CIV 3550||Construction Project Mgt. I||3|
|MCH 2410||Strength Of Materials II||4|
|TEC 3501||Technical Report Research||1|
|WRM 2300||Water Resources Management||2|
|CIV 3630||Reinforced Concrete||4|
|CIV 3640||Roads, Traffic Transportation||4|
|GIS 3600||GIS Applications||3|
|MTH 2332||Applied Calculus||3|
|TEC 3601||Technical Report||1|
Course with Lab Component
Tuition and Ancillary Fees
Please see our fees page for the breakdown of tuition and mandatory ancillary fees by program and semester for both domestic and international students.
Books & Supplies
The cost of books and supplies for Year 1 is approximately $700. This is the best information available at the time of publishing to the website and is subject to change.
Graduates may find employment opportunities with:
- Consulting engineering firms
- Municipal engineering offices
- Construction firms
- Manufacturing organizations
- Government agencies
- Inspection and testing companies
For more information about Civil Engineering as a career, including employment opportunities, and more, visit Ontario Civil Construction Careers Alliance.
University Degree Opportunities
Graduates from 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.