Conestoga College Logo - Home Page

Environmental - Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Program Details

Credential: 3-Year Ontario College Advanced Diploma


This three-year program prepares the student for career opportunities in the field of environmental/civil engineering at the engineering technologist level. The curriculum is designed to provide a balanced education in environmental/civil engineering technology, catering to students' special interests by means of a major project in the third year. Classroom instruction is complemented by environmental monitoring training in the field, visits to solid waste management facilities and to sites undergoing environmental remediation. The curriculum permits the student a wide selection of subjects in general education to enrich and augment his/her technical education. The first two semesters are common with the Civil Engineering Technology program. During the final four semesters, the student will complete six courses related to the environmental/civil engineering field.

Graduates of this program are qualified to seek employment in engineering offices in the areas of contaminated site investigation, design and detailing, groundwater monitoring, contaminated site remediation, estimating construction costs, field inspection, co-ordinating construction schedules and specifications, 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 - Environmental - 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: Waste Management Technologist, Entry level position as CAD Drafter/Designer, Surveying Assistant, Materials Technician (soils, asphalt or concrete), Estimator and Quantity Takeoffs, Field Technician
Work Term II: Surveying Crew Chief, Site Inspector, Environmental Technologist

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.

Post a Co-op Job Now

Setup an account or login to Conestoga's MyCareer to post a job.

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

Back To Top