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Courses - September 2022

Level 1

Course Details

Statics for Engineering Technology
CIVL1110

Description:

This course applies vector algebra and trigonometry to the analysis of statically determinate structures for civil, architectural and mechanical studies. Students will utilize Newtonian physics and mechanics of rigid bodies to apply the concepts of static equilibrium and free body diagrams in the analysis of two-dimensional structural elements and the loads applied on them. The structural elements are idealized as simple beams, frames, cantilevered beams and trusses carrying point, uniformly distributed and linearly varying loads.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Introduction to Civil Projects and Construction Safety
CIVL1130

Description:

This course introduces the student to the terminology used in Civil Engineering through the study of drawings and other project documents. The drawings for a variety of building projects, land development projects, as well as municipal works are reviewed. This course also introduces the basic health and safety issues typically involved in the civil construction.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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College Reading & Writing Skills
COMM1085

Description:

This course introduces students to the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse a variety of texts and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising to produce writing that meets the expectations of selected audiences and purposes. The course prepares students for college-level writing tasks, research, and documentation by asking them to produce clear, informed, and purposeful documents relevant to both academic and professional contexts.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Conestoga 101
CON0101

Description:

This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.

  • Hours: 1
  • Credits: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics I
MATH1085

Description:

This course provides an extensive review and reinforces some of the topics taken by students in high school. Its purpose is to ensure that the student has a fluent background in algebra and trigonometry in order to succeed in subsequent work in engineering technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry, vectors, and the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods. This course helps students to develop essential employability skills by using examples and problems relating to the engineering technology field.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Science for Technology
SCIE1155

Description:

This course is designed to introduce students to aspects of physics and chemistry that a Civil Engineering Technologist must know in order to understand concepts taught in other related Civil Engineering Technology courses. This introductory course will therefore explore the fundamental concepts of physics with respect to such applications as measurement, ratios and proportions, density, force and acceleration, heat transfer and the thermal expansion of solids. This course will also explore a fundamental understanding of basic chemistry and chemical reactions. An emphasis is placed on problem solving to illustrate the practical application of these concepts of science in technology.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Surveying I
SURV1010

Description:

This course introduces the student to plane surveying as it applies to the construction industry. It deals with the language of surveying, places an emphasis on field work with basic surveying instruments to provide an understanding and familiarity with the measurement and recording of survey information and the processing of that information.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Level 2

Course Details

Co-op and Career Preparation
CEPR1020

Description:

This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms with the guidance of a Coop Advisor. Students will familiarize themselves with the co-operative education policies and procedures and will learn the expectations, rules, and regulations that apply in the workplace regarding social, organizational, ethical, and safety issues while developing an awareness of self-reflective practices. Students will reflect on their skills, attitudes, and expectations and examine available opportunities in the workplace. Successful completion of these modules is a requirement for co-op eligibility.

  • Hours: 14
  • Credits: 1
  • Pre-Requisites:
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CAD I
CIVL1070

Description:

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic AutoCAD skills and its use in preparing Civil / Structural working drawings. The course includes the preparation, organization, and management of drawing files, as well as the commands and techniques necessary to prepare simple, civil engineering drawings for design and construction.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mechanics of Materials
CIVL1095

Description:

This course introduces the concepts of stress and strain in structures. Structures deflect, twist and change shape and form under the applied forces. The knowledge of stress and strain is used to develop a consistent approach for analysis of deformations of structures under the applied loads. The concepts of stress and strain are later used in design, where structures can be made of different construction materials.

  • Hours: 70
  • Credits: 5
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1030 OR CIVL1110
  • CoRequisites:

Technical Drafting and Estimating
CIVL1140

Description:

This introductory course emphasizes the development of manual drawings to assist in the determination of quantity and area calculations and also in the preparation of cost estimates using Microsoft Office software for a variety of civil engineering applications.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Construction Materials
CONS1140

Description:

This course introduces the student to the properties of concrete, asphalt and other construction materials and their applications in Civil Engineering. Tests on fine and course aggregates are performed to determine their suitability in concrete and asphalt mix designs. The relationship between the curing time and the compressive strength of concrete is determined by means of destructive testing on concrete cylinders.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
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Mathematics II
MATH1090

Description:

This course is a continuation of Mathematics I. It includes the following topics: functions and graphs, exponents and radicals, determinants, introduction to probability and statistics, and plane analytic geometry. In addition, a number of different equation types are solved. These include trigonometric, logarithmic, exponential and non-linear equations, as well as equations containing radicals. The student is also instructed in the use of semilogarithmic and logarithmic graph paper as a means of solving certain applied problems.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1085
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 3

Course Details

Co-op Work Term I (Civil)
COOP1050

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 4

Course Details

CAD II
CIVL2010

Description:

This course is a continuation of CAD I. The student's knowledge of AutoCAD commands and techniques will be enhanced through further AutoCAD instruction. Tips, tricks and advanced techniques are discussed to improve drawing speed and efficiency. Students develop more complex civil engineering drawings for design and construction.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1070
  • CoRequisites: SURV2010

Mechanics Of Fluids
CIVL2040

Description:

This course deals with basic principles of Fluid Mechanics and their applications. It will involve a study of the properties of compressible and incompressible fluids and the importance of these properties in the solution of problems in fluids at rest and in motion. The student will also be introduced to fluid statics, manometers, buoyancy, and kinematics of fluid flow in pipes.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1030 OR CIVL1110 AND MATH1090 AND SCIE1150 OR SCIE1155
  • CoRequisites:

Structural Theory
CIVL2170

Description:

The course provides the skills required to analyze various structures subject to static and moving loads. Axial force, bending moment and shear force diagrams for bent beams, simple frames and pinned frames are calculated. The concept of influence lines is introduced and used to analyze a variety of structures subject to moving loads. The lecture portion is complemented by computer labs where structural engineering software is used to reinforce the structural theory and to solve more complex structures.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1030 OR CIVL1110 AND CIVL1095
  • CoRequisites:

Calculus
MATH2067

Description:

This course covers the concepts of differentiation and integration. It begins with a discussion of the concept of a limit which leads to the derivative. Algebraic functions are differentiated by various rules of differentiation and applied problems are solved using the same rules. The concept of the differential and antiderivatives are used to develop the ideas of integration and various topics involving definite and indefinite integration will be discussed. This course serves as an introduction to the applications of differential and integral calculus of algebraic functions where the applications include related rates, maximum and minimum, area, volume and centroids of areas and centroids of volume calculations.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: MATH1090
  • CoRequisites:

Surveying II (Civil)
SURV2010

Description:

This course enhances the student's ability to understand and apply surveying procedures in the field of engineered construction. Emphasis is placed on Total Station surveying and its integration with AutoCAD. The principles of circular and vertical highway curves are studied as preparation for Highway Technology. The total station and data collectors (on-board and/or external) are introduced.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1070 AND SURV1010
  • CoRequisites: CIVL2010

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Level 5

Course Details

Highway Technology I
CIVL2020

Description:

This course is an introduction to Highway Design. The student is introduced to the design and construction problems that occur in both the office and the field. Students begin simple geometric road design.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: SURV2010
  • CoRequisites:

Hydraulics
CIVL2060

Description:

This course in hydraulics builds on the Mechanics of Fluids course allowing students to develop theoretical and practical skills necessary to design pipe and open flow systems. Topics that are directly related to Water Resources and Water Structures in Civil Engineering are covered. Subjects such as orifices and restrictives, open channel flow and design, flow control and flow measurement in open channels and culvert design will be examined.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2040
  • CoRequisites:

Project Solutions in Civil Engineering
CIVL2080

Description:

The student will develop civil engineering design solutions using a project management approach. Two separate design projects will be completed during the semester working in a small team environment. In addition to the generation of a complete set of project drawings, project elements including scope, cost, and schedule will be addressed and the student’s work will be documented in a formal technical report/memorandum. Student presentations are also an element of the course.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1130 AND CIVL2010
  • CoRequisites:

Reinforced Concrete and Masonry Design
CIVL2100

Description:

This course introduces reinforced concrete and masonry as a construction material. Topics include structural properties of concrete, reinforcement and masonry, framing plans and details for reinforced concrete and masonry construction, and structural design of rectangular beams, footings and slabs on grade.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1095 AND CIVL2170
  • CoRequisites:

Steel Design and Detailing
CIVL2185

Description:

This course introduces the student to framing concepts, member design and development of working drawings using steel as the structural material. Principles of connection design and development of shop drawings are also included.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1095 AND CIVL2170
  • CoRequisites:

Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)
CIVL2210

Description:

This introductory course will expose the students to Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) as it relates to the surveying, mapping and presentation of data relevant to aspects of the land development industry. Students will be involved in group projects that follow development from the planning and concept stage through the final design and post construction phase. Projects will include gathering data using Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) equipment particularly the Global Positioning System (GPS) and GLONASS. Students will be exposed to other GNSS configurations such as GALILEO. Students will learn how GNSS data ties in with aerial photography and infrastructure information from Geographical Information System (GIS) databases and other information. Students will also address how to incorporate survey data from Total Station equipment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: SURV2010
  • CoRequisites:

Building Code
CODE3030

Description:

This course introduces the student to the Ontario Building Code. The administration of the Building Code Act, building inspections, health and safety aspects of building construction and building classifications are discussed.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 6

Course Details

Co-op Work Term II (Civil)
COOP2030

Description:

This co-op work term will provide students with college-approved work experience in an authentic, professionally relevant work environment. Students will be provided the opportunity to connect theory and practice by leveraging their academic training to develop a broad base of vocational skills. The practical applications of this work term will promote students’ awareness of key concepts and terminology in their field, cultivate their problem-solving and decision-making capabilities, encourage their development of professional autonomy and collaboration, and enhance their capacity to analyze and reflect on their demonstrated abilities in the workplace.

  • Hours: 420
  • Credits: 14
  • Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 OR CEPR1020
  • CoRequisites:

Level 7

Course Details

Soils and Foundations I
CIVL2115

Description:

This first course in Soils and Foundations will serve as an introduction to soils in relation to the field of civil engineering and the construction industry. Concepts such as engineering geology, weight volume, relationships of soils and the classification of soils will be introduced.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2040 AND CONS1140
  • CoRequisites:

Structural Design (Wood)
CIVL2120

Description:

This course introduces the student to the principles of structural design and framing as applied to timber structures. The student progresses from framing concepts and loading calculations to size selection and development of working drawings.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL1095 AND CIVL2170
  • CoRequisites:

Computer Aided Land Development
CIVL3010

Description:

This course is designed to further enhance the student’s computer skills and to expose the student to land development software packages commonly used in industry. Typical civil engineering problems are discussed, evaluated, and solved using AutoCAD Civil 3D land development software package.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2010 AND CIVL2020 AND SURV2010
  • CoRequisites:

Highway Technology II
CIVL3030

Description:

This course advances the student’s knowledge and application of geometric design standards, planning of roadway alignment, cross sections, safety features and intersections. for Canadian roads.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2020
  • CoRequisites:

Storm Water Management
CIVL3090

Description:

This course develops student knowledge and application of storm water management as it relates to the land development process. The course reviews the hydrologic cycle and hydrology. Major topics developed in this course include concepts and definitions developed for storm water management such as design storms, rainfall intensities, infiltration, storm water runoff, review of how the hydrologic cycle effects the land development process, hydrograph, quantity control, quality control, water balance, treatment trains and introduction to computer simulation models. The student will design storm water management facilities for the development of a commercial and residential property.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2060
  • CoRequisites:

Civil Technology Project - I
CIVL3150

Description:

This is the first half of a two-semester civil engineering design project course. The student, as a member of a group, preferably of two or three, will be required to complete the preliminary design of a civil engineering project under faculty and industry consultant guidance. The student is required to present a report on the project which includes a full set of complete drawings and written documentation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2020 AND CIVL2060 AND CIVL2080
  • CoRequisites:

Land Development and Planning
CIVL3170

Description:

This course will explore the civil engineering aspects of land development from initial site investigation to design and construction. Topics will include grading, site layout, servicing, traffic flow and aspects municipal class environmental assessment.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2020 AND CIVL2060 AND CIVL2210
  • CoRequisites:

Survey Camp
SURV2020

Description:

The course is intended to provide the student with refined practical skills and an opportunity to participate in extensive field exercises in surveying in addition to the normal field classes presented during the teaching year. Vertical and horizontal controls are established for highway projects.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2020 AND CIVL2210
  • CoRequisites:

Level 8

Course Details

Contract Administration
CIVL3040

Description:

This course introduces the student to the administration of construction contracts including the management of relations among the client, the consultants and the general contractor. Topics include specifications, quality control, project management, and C.P.M.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Water Supply
CIVL3055

Description:

This course covers topics relating to water supply such as estimating municipal water supply quantities, water distribution, and water treatment processing.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2060
  • CoRequisites:

Soils and Foundations II
CIVL3075

Description:

This intermediate course in Soils and Foundations will give the Civil Technology student an in-depth study of topics related to soils and building foundations. Topics such as plasticity and consistency, permeability and hydraulic properties of soils, dewatering, compaction, neutral and effective stresses, and shear strength theory are examined. Laboratory testing of soils will also be conducted by the student.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2115
  • CoRequisites:

Civil Technology Project - II
CIVL3160

Description:

This is the second half of a two-hour civil engineering design project course. The student, as a member of a group, preferably of two or three, will be required to complete the working drawing design of a civil engineering project under faculty and/or industry consultant guidance. The student is required to present a report on the project which includes a full set of complete drawings and written documentation.

  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL3150
  • CoRequisites:

Waste-Water Treatment
ENVR3020

Description:

The course includes estimating the quantities of domestic sewage flows, layout planning of waste water collection systems, design and construction of sewers, sewage treatment processes, disposal of effluent and sludge. It also includes the Private Sewage Disposal Systems for Sewage not connected to sewers.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: CIVL2060
  • CoRequisites:

Law, Ethics and Professional Practice
LAW1610

Description:

This course will cover, in a structured manner, relevant topics and case studies in law, ethics and professional practice related to the work of professionals in Canada. The students will develop proper understanding of the social, historical and philosophical contexts underlying a profession’s legal responsibilities, foundations of ethical decision making processes, principles of professional liability and the general duties of professionals towards the society.

  • Hours: 45
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours

Program outcomes

  1. Develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field.
  2. Comply with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations.
  3. Complete duties and assist in the monitoring that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field.
  4. Carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements.
  5. Collaborate with the project team and communicate effectively with project stakeholders to support civil engineering projects.
  6. Collect, process and interpret technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents.
  7. Use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects.
  8. Participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects by applying engineering concepts, basic technical mathematics and principles of science to the review and production of project plans.
  9. Perform quality control testing and the monitoring of equipment, materials and methods involved in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects.
  10. Apply teamwork, leadership and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects.