4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Diploma

About the Program

In this two-year diploma program, you will learn the fundamentals to prepare for a career as a civil engineering technician. Your studies will include computer drafting, municipal and building practices, material testing and field surveying. At the completion of your first year, you will have the option to transfer to the Civil Engineering Technology program (requires a grade of C or better in Strength of Materials).

Webinar: Civil Engineering Tech Programs

Join us to learn more about our Civil Engineering Technology (3-year) and Civil Engineering Technician (2-year) programs and your career options. Hear from expert faculty, have your questions answered and view demonstrated applications of AutoCAD Civil 3D software used in the programs.

Thursday, March 11 at 6 p.m. EST

Register for the Civil Engineering Tech Programs webinar

(Click the register link for the webinar, then click the ‘Register’ button near the bottom of the Webex page to sign up)

Laptop Requirement

It is strongly recommended that you have a laptop before the first day of this program. It should include the following technical specifications:

  • Windows 10 Operating System
  • Intel i7 or equivalent processor
  • 16 GB of RAM (32 GB of RAM is recommended)
  • 256 GB Solid State Hard Drive (SSD) (512 GB SSD is recommended)
  • High-end graphics video card (consider a dedicated video card with at least 2 GB of video memory)
  • 13 inch or larger screen
  • Three USB 3.0 ports
  • Wireless 802.11ac


Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Building principles
  • Computer-aided drafting
  • Materials testing
  • Field surveying techniques

Work Experience

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.


Your Career

When you graduate from this program, these are the types of career options that you can explore:

  • Civil engineering technician
  • Project co-ordinator
  • AutoCAD technician
  • Survey technician
  • Material tester
  • Lab quality control technician
  • Construction specialist