Civil engineering technicians work on a variety of infratructure projects such as the design and construction of buildings, bridges, highways, dams, drainage and irrigation systems, streets, parks, subdivisions, and water supply and sewer systems.
The program has been designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge in computer aided drafting, computer applications, surveying, laboratory testing (soil, concrete and asphalt), construction estimating, basic structural design in steel, reinforced concrete and timber, design of water distribution and sewage collection systems, geotechnical analysis and foundation design, road and highway design, construction inspection, project management, and writing technical reports and correspondence.
Opportunities for graduates include:
- Engineering assistants in highway construction
- Draftsperson, detailers, and assistant designers
- Technicians in concrete, asphalt and soil testing laboratories
- Municipal engineering assistant
- Construction inspectors for engineering projects
- Building inspectors
- Site investigation and monitoring field crews
- Construction field survey crews
- Technical representative