Civil Engineering Technician Learn to work with engineers and construction project managers to build roads, bridges, sewers, water mains and other infrastructure.

General information

Program code
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Ontario College Diploma, Co-op

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2018 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

Students in this program prepare to work with engineers and construction project managers as part of a team constructing roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure. Students determine data for cost estimation, perform materials testing, and assist in the administration of projects in the field. Teamwork and project-based learning are emphasized.

This program is common with the first four semester of the Civil Engineering Technology program, and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Industry support

The Civil Engineering Technician program at Georgian College has developed a strong connection with the City of Barrie over a number of years. Together with the college and others, the City has advised on the creation of new curriculum and continued improvement of existing program outcomes that meet the needs in both the public and private sectors of civil engineering.

With this partnership, the City of Barrie offers many co-operative work terms to our civil students, helping them to develop in their profession. The City of Barrie is a valuable contributor and partner in helping to prepare our students to gain full-time employment upon graduation.

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This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE).

This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

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Admission information

Admission requirements

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Admission details

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

  • OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C) or (U) (ENG 4C, ENG 4U); plus any Grade 12 College Mathematics (MAP 4C or MCT 4C), or any Grade 12 U University Mathematics. Also recommended: Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Physics (SPH4C, SPH4U, SPH3U) or Grade 12 College or Grade 11 or 12 University Chemistry (SCH4C, SCH4U, SCH3U); Grade 11 or 12 College or University Technological Design (TDJ3M, TDJ4M); Grade 11 or 12 College Manufacturing Engineering Technology (TMJ3C, TMJ4C)

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

  • Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics courses taken at Georgian College
  • College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Technology Foundation and Technology Fundamentals*
  • Equivalent courses in English and mathematics taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)
  • Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and business, apprentice or technical mathematics*
  • Mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*
  • Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED)
  • English, Literature or Communication credit courses and most mathematics credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

Home school applicants:

  • Applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.


View the Civil Engineering Technician articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.


Mandatory Courses

  • COMP1056 Civil Engineering Graphics
  • COMP1057 CAD / Civil Construction
  • CONS1003 Construction Practices
  • CONS1004 Construction Practices and Design: Material Testing
  • CONS2000 Construction Practices:Methods
  • CONS2001 Construction Practices: Building Systems
  • CONS2003 Construction Practices and Design: Municipal and Provincial Codes and Standards
  • CONS2004 Construction Practices and Design: Highways
  • MENG2003 Statics
  • MENG2007 Strength of Materials
  • MGMT2002 Project Management
  • SURV1001 Civil / Construction Surveying
  • CIVL1001 Quantity Estimation and Drawing Review
  • CIVL2001 Geotechnical Analysis and Geosynthetics
  • CIVL2002 Stormwater Management / Best Management Practices
  • COMP2124 Introduction to 3D Drafting
  • CONS2008 Site Development
  • MATH1028 Mathematics for Constructions
  • SURV1003 Civil/Construction Surveying 2
  • SURV2003 Introduction to GIS and Geospatial Technology
  • CIVL1002 Physics for Civil Engineering

Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.

General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Co-op Work Term

  • COOP1028 Civil Engineering Work Term 1