Civil Engineering Technician
|Duration:||4 Semesters (2 Years)|
|Start Dates:||Fall, Winter, |
Start dates are subject to change
|Credential Awarded:||Ontario College Diploma|
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.
Program Learning Outcomes:
This Seneca College program meets the system-wide standards as set by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
- Collect and appropriately apply civil engineering data from existing graphics, reports, and other documents.
- Contribute to the collection, processing, and interpretation of technical data related to civil engineering projects.
- Communicate information effectively and accurately by interpreting, translating, and producing civil engineering documents.
- Complete all work in compliance with the rights and conditions of contractual obligations; applicable law, standards, bylaws, and codes; and the accepted principles and practices of civil engineering.
- Monitor the quality and quantity of work for civil engineering projects.
- Contribute to designing, planning, inspecting, and constructing civil engineering projects.
- Contribute to the evaluation of equipment, materials, and methods employed in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects.
- Use electronic technology to support civil engineering projects.
- Apply the principles of mathematics and science to analyse and solve technical problems related to civil engineering projects.
- Maintain civil engineering project records, logs, and inventories.
- Contribute to the assessment of the political, social, and environmental impacts of civil engineering projects.
- Recognize the interdependence of the architectural, structural, mechanical, and electrical disciplines relating to civil engineering projects.
- Facilitate communication among project stakeholders involved in the design and implementation of civil engineering projects.
- Develop and use personal and professional strategies and plans to enhance professional growth and competence.
Essential Employability Skills:
Graduates of this program are also expected to demonstrate the essential employability skills learning outcomes as outlined on the Ministry of Training, College and Universities website.
- 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).
- Students who do not meet these requirements may be given an alternate offer for the Applied Science and Technology Fundamentals Certificate Program.
The Importance of Learning Skills:
Student success in college requires well developed learning skills (such as being able to work independently, participate in a team, be well–organized, develop good work habits, and show initiative). These skills are as important as prior academic achievement. While it is expected that applicants would have developed these skills through previous education and life experiences, Seneca offers support to assist students with further development of these important skills. Seminars, workshops and tutoring are available at Seneca's Learning Centres.
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.
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 the CPP 100 course and co–op facilities.
The co–op program consists of one work–term from MAY – 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.
Advanced Learning Options
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 STM241).
FAST TRACK into Semester 3
Use your prior post–secondary education in Civil Engineering or a directly related Technology discipline to apply for the FAST TRACK assessment of your credentials. If you meet the requirements, you may gain direct entry into the second year of this program. The granting of credits beyond semester two is possible in exceptional cases. FAST TRACK entry may, at the discretion of the department, be offered to partially qualified candidates, in conjunction with requirements to complete additional subjects from semesters one or two.
University Degree Opportunity
To find out how Civil Engineering Technology graduates can complete a four–year Honours Degree in Environmental Studies at York University in just two years, please refer to the Civil Engineering Technology Program.
Diploma to Degree... and Beyond
Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at the following post-secondary institution(s):
|York University||• Any relevant major|
|Western University||• Bachelor of Engineering Science|
|University of New Brunswick||• Bachelor of Applied Management (General Business)|
|Griffith University||• Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)|
Important Academic Dates
Please take a few moments to view Important Academic Dates for your relevant semester.
|Semester 1||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|EBE141||Introduction to Engineering Principles and Practices||2|
|ENS141||Engineering Problems and Statics||5|
|HSP141||Health and Safety Practices||1|
|Semester 2||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CRX341||Civil CAD Drafting II||4|
|STM241||Strength of Materials||5|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|CPP100||Co-op Professional Theory (co-op option only)||1|
|CWT241||Co-op Work Term (co-op option only)|
|Semester 3||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|SPX342||Steel Building Practices||5|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|CPP200||Co-op Professional Practice (co-op option only)||1|
|Semester 4||Course Name||Hrs/Wk|
|CPX442||Concrete Building Practices||2|
|STW442||Wood Building Practices||3|
|XXXXXX||General Education Option||3|
|For more information, call the Centre for the Built Environment at 1-800-572-0712, or visit our website at: http://www.senecac.on.ca/civil.|
|Domestic Admissions Advisor:||Sarah Lee
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22036
|International Admissions Advisor:||Aakashni Ram
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22085
|Registration & Records Advisor:|
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22468
|Student Advisor:||June Lewis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 26038
|Program Coordinator:||Atif Mohamed
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22167
|Industry Coordinator:||Sante Scornaienchi
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22710
|Co-op Coordinator:||Ian MacLeod
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22361
|Program Chair:||Ken Ellis
Telephone: (416) 491-5050 Ext. 22250