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Civil Engineering Technician

Civil Engineering Technician

Program Code:CVL
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Winter
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma
Work-Integrated Learning:Optional Co-op

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:

  • Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals certificate program.

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.

Work-Integrated Learning - Optional

Optional Co-op

Students meeting all academic requirements may have the opportunity to complete an optional co-op work term(s) in a formal work environment. In most cases the work term(s) is a full-time paid position completed between two academic semesters.  In programs with limited co-op opportunities, additional academic requirements and a passing grade on a communication assessment may be required for eligibility.  Eligibility for participation does not guarantee a work position will be secured. Additional fees are required for those participating in the optional co-op stream regardless of success in securing a work position.

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.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 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
TEC400 Technical Communications
WTP100 Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CVL331 Civil Engineering Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
GTQ342 Geotechniques
HWT342 Highway Practices
SPX342 Steel Building Practices
SVC002 Surveying II
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIX442 Building Inspection
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices
CTE442 Construction Techniques
MPP442 Municipal Practices
STW442 Wood Building Practices
plus: General Education Course
plus: General Education Course

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 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
CVL331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Civil Engineering Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
GTQ342 Geotechniques
HWT342 Highway Practices
SPX342 Steel Building Practices
SVC002 Surveying II
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIX442 Building Inspection
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices
CTE442 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 or
WTP100
Co-op Professional Theory (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work Term Preparation (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Work-Integrated Learning Term
CWT100 or
CVL331
Work Term (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Civil Engineering Technician, Co-op (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
 
Semester 3
GTQ342 Geotechniques
HWT342 Highway Practices
SPX342 Steel Building Practices
SVC002 Surveying II
CPP200 or
WIL100
Work-Integrated Learning Professional Practice (Work-Integrated Learning option only) or
Work-Integrated Learning (Work-Integrated Learning option only)
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
BIX442 Building Inspection
CPX442 Concrete Building Practices
CTE442 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.

Contact Us

Centre for the Built Environment:
1-800-572-0712
http://www.senecac.on.ca/civil
Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Carsten Wuertz
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22803
Carsten.Wuertz@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: International Admissions
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22364
InternationalAdmissions@senecacollege.ca
Registration Advisor:
  Stephanie Clarke
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
Stephanie.Clarke1@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Student Advisor: June Lewis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
June.Lewis@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: Ida Ensafi
(416) 491-5050 Ext. TBA
Ida.Ensafi@senecacollege.ca
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator: Ramona Garrett
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
Ramona.Garrett@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Ken Ellis
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250
Ken.Ellis@senecacollege.ca
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