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Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma

This three-year program provides the student with career opportunities in the broad field of civil engineering at the engineering technologist level. The curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in civil engineering technology, catering to students' special interests by means of a major project in the third year. Theory is augmented by practical work in the laboratories and in the field. Practical technical exposure also includes visits to key municipal facilities (e.g. water treatment plant), infrastructure production facilities (e.g. precast concrete plant), and visits to current construction projects. The curriculum permits the student a wide selection of subjects in general education to enrich his/her technical education.

Graduates of this program are qualified to seek employment in engineering offices in the areas of design and detailing, estimating construction costs, field inspection, coordinating construction schedules, field surveys, soil exploration, construction supervision, and laboratory testing of soils and construction materials.

Student Availability

Conestoga College facilitates recruitment on an ongoing basis - there are no hard deadlines. Typical time frames for work terms are listed below.

Postings are accepted beginning four months before the start of a term until all students have secured employment provided the minimum 12 consecutive weeks of full-time work is met.
Work/Study Sequence - Civil Engineering Technology
Year Fall (Sept. - Dec.) Winter (Jan. - Apr.) Spring/Summer (May - Aug.)
Year 1 Classes Classes Work Term 1
Year 2 Classes Classes Work Term 2
Year 3 Classes Classes  

Work Term Capabilities

Specific skills and abilities that students are typically capable of performing during a given work term are listed below.

Work Term I



Work Term II



Sample Job Titles

Work Term I: Entry level position as CAD Drafter/Designer, Surveying Assistant, Materials Technician (soils, asphalt or concrete), Estimator and Quantity Takeoffs, Construction Inspector
Work Term II: Surveying Crew, Site Inspector, Field Technician, Field Inspector, Shop Drawing Designer, CAD Designer

Program Courses

To see a typical course list for this program, see the current program course information.

Wage Data

Conestoga College collects data on hourly wages of co-operative education students. See the Schedule and Wage Data for details.

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Contact Information

Do you need help developing a recruitment plan or job posting, accessing wage information, or connecting with a talented co-op student? Contact:

Ken Buitenhuis
Employer Relations Consultant
kbuitenhuis@conestogac.on.ca
519-748-5220 ext. 3216

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