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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

(Optional Co-op)

Program Code:CVL
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

Build your future as you build the world. Seneca’s renowned Civil Engineering Technician program prepares graduates to be dynamic participants in the design and creation of the built environment where humans live.

This ranges from the metropolitan infrastructure of bridges, airports and harbours to the neighbourhood construction of water supply systems, sewage disposal and new residences.

Transfer Option

At the completion of the first year in the Civil Technician program you can elect to either continue in the Civil Technician program or transfer to the Civil Technology program (requires a grade of C or better in Strength of Materials).

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 12 Mathematics: (C) or (U) or Grade 11 Mathematics: MCR3(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Note:

Fees

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Your Career

Your career as a Civil Engineering Technician could include a wealth of diverse opportunities in both the public and private sectors, working in indoor and outdoor workplaces. With your Ontario College Diploma, you may find exciting employment opportunities as a technician, estimator or project co-ordinator. Your work may include preliminary and construction surveys, inspections on civil projects and other construction. Our graduates are prepared for positions in consulting engineering firms, construction companies, public utilities, municipal engineering and roads departments and government departments. Your career may include roles as an AutoCAD technician, survey technician, materials tester, lab quality control technician and construction specialist.

Co-operative Learning

The co-op education option provides you with an opportunity to gain relevant work experience and expand your understanding of the curriculum through practice. To find out whether you meet the academic requirements for co–op, please refer to the Civil Engineering Technology diploma program. There are valuable services to facilitate placement opportunities available for students enrolling in the program in semester two. You'll gain access to them through Co-op Professional Practice and co-op facilities.

The co-op program consists of one work term from May to August, that provides a wealth of valuable course-related experience, employer contacts and greater opportunities for permanent placement after graduation.

The co-op application process begins in the Fall term offering of semester one. Students beginning their studies in the January start-up are ineligible to participate in a co-op summer work-term.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics
EVS141 Environmental Science
MTA100 or
MTA111*
Mathematics 100 or
Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CRX342 Civil CAD Drafting II
MTA002 Mathematics II
MTR241 Materials
STM241 Strength of Materials
SVC001 Surveying I
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
GTQ342 Geotechniques
HWT342 Highway Practices
SPX342 Steel Building Practices
SVC002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIX442 Building Inspection
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices
CTW442 Construction Techniques
MPP442 Municipal Practices
TEC400 Technical Communications
STW442 Wood Building Practices
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
BEA101 CAD Fundamentals
EAC150 College English
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics
EVS141 Environmental Science
MTA111* Mathematics 111
 
Semester 2
CRX342 Civil CAD Drafting II
MTA002 Mathematics II
MTR241 Materials
STM241 Strength of Materials
SVC001 Surveying I
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work-Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3
GTQ342 Geotechniques
HWT342 Highway Practices
SPX342 Steel Building Practices
SVC002 Surveying II
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIX442 Building Inspection
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices
CTW442 Construction Techniques
MPP442 Municipal Practices
TEC400 Technical Communications
STW442 Wood Building Practices
plus: General Education Course
 
* Based on the outcome of the Skills Assessment Test, students may be placed in a different mathematics course.

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BEA001 CAD Fundamentals 4
EAC150 College English 3
EBE141 Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices 2
ENS141 Engineering Problems and Statics 5
EVS141 Environmental Science 3
HSP141 Health and Safety Practices 1
MTA001 Mathematics I 3
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
CRX341 or
CRX342
Civil CAD Drafting II or
Civil CAD Drafting II
4
3
MTA002 Mathematics II 3
MTR241 Materials 5
STM241 Strength of Materials 5
SVC001 Surveying I 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP100 Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only) 1
 
Co-op Work Term
CWT100 Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
GTQ342 Geotechniques 5
HWT342 Highway Practices 5
SPX342 Steel Building Practices 5
SVC002 Surveying II 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
CPP200 Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only) 1
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
BIX442 Building Inspection 4
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices 2
CTE442 Construction Techniques 4
MPP442 Municipal Practices 5
TEC400 Technical Communications 3
STW442 Wood Building Practices 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Centre for the Built Environment:
1-800-572-0712
http://www.senecac.on.ca/civil
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Valentyna Gorodovych
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22432
Valentyna.Gorodovych@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Mizhi Wang
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Mizhi-Michelle.Wan@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: June Lewis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
June.Lewis@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinators:
  Ida Ensafi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. TBA
Ida.Ensafi@senecacollege.ca
  Jonathan Hunt
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22416
Jonathan.Hunt@senecacollege.ca
Co-op Coordinator: Myriam Rodriguez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Myriam.Rodriguez@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair (Acting): Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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