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Civil Engineering Technician
Civil Engineering Technology

Available as a two- or three-year program

By integrating science and engineering concepts with industry-specific technologies, civil engineering technicians and technologists assist in the monitoring and inspection of civil infrastructure projects. An education in civil engineering can offer many opportunities – leading to rewarding careers both in the office and out in the field, in areas such as construction management, estimating and inspection as well as infrastructure design and drafting. By integrating science, engineering and sustainability concepts with industry-specific technologies, civil engineering technicians and technologists participate in the successful completion of civil infrastructure projects such as public transit, land development, municipal services and resource management.


  • Credential
    • Two-year Ontario College Diploma (Technician)

    • Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma (Technologist)

  • Start Date

    September and January entry

  • Location
    • Belleville campus

Find your career

Our graduates are employed by:

  • Municipalities and cities
  • Consulting engineering firms
  • Construction contractors
  • Federal and provincial agencies

Prepare for high-demand positions in:

  • Design and construction
  • Interpreting and preparing specifications, drawings or instructions
  • Infrastructure maintenance and rehabilitation
  • Project estimating (quantities and costs)
  • On-site quality assurance
  • Project management or supervision
  • Graduates are eligible for certification with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT).
  • Average starting salaries range from $40,000 to $49,999.*

*Source: Employment Profile Provincial Report, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Our grads get great jobs

  • Public Works Manager, Augusta Township
  • Building Inspector, City of Belleville
  • Highway Inspector, Highway Construction Inspection Ontario
  • Estimator, Cornerstone Builders
  • Network Coordinator, Bell Canada

Is it for you?

This career holds rewarding opportunities for students who:

  • Like to know how things work.
  • Want to make a lasting difference in the community.
  • Are good at visualizing problems in order to tackle solutions.
  • May prefer to work indoors or outdoors.

Experiential learning

This well-rounded program combines classroom instruction, hands-on learning, both outside (in the field) and inside, in our Building Sciences Lab using industry-standard equipment.

  • Get a strong foundation in surveying techniques, drafting principles and computer applications, using programs such as AutoCAD and AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS.
  • Gain skills in structural, municipal and highway design, drafting, materials testing, surveying, inspection, construction supervision and project estimating, to name a few.
  • Apply engineering theories in our industry-standard materials testing facility.
  • Year one is common with the Construction Engineering Technician program, allowing for ease of transfer.
  • Obtain the academic requirements of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) or transition to a university degree in Canada or abroad.

Outstanding faculty make the difference

  • Receive lots of personal attention from professors with over 25 years of experience in municipal and transportation engineering.
  • Learn from an industry leader in the development of Geographic Information Systems (GIS), working with global organizations using GIS technology to support sustainable development.

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