Campus
Duration
6 Semesters (3 Years)
Credential Awarded
Ontario College Advanced Diploma

About the Program

If you are dreaming of participating in the design and creation of the built environment, then this program is for you. In this three-year advanced diploma program, you will study principles of highway, municipal and building design, geotechniques, soil mechanics, building code and develop skills in materials testing and surveying. You will also learn to use many computer software packages such as AutoCAD, MicroSurvey, Civil 3D, ArcGIS and other advanced software packages specific to specializations in building, municipal or transportation. By the end of your program you will work independently and in teams on capstone projects and technical reports which will reflect the culmination of several skills acquired by you during the program.

As a student of this program, you must achieve a minimum grade of “C” (60 per cent) in the Strength of Materials course.

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

Skills

Throughout this program you will develop the following skills:

  • Highway design
  • Municipal and building design
  • Building code
  • Surveying
  • Soils and materials testing

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 technologist
  • AutoCAD technologist
  • Survey technologist
  • Soils/materials laboratory technologist
  • Designer
  • Project co-ordinator
  • Contract administrator
  • Project manager
  • Construction inspector
  • Land development technologist
  • Site supervisor
  • Site superintendant
  • Quality control technician
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Estimator