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Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op)

Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
College Code:
CONS
School:
Engineering & Information Technology
Program Code:
0024
Accelerated Delivery:
No
Campus:
CA
Academic Year:
2018 / 2019

About the Program

In the Civil Engineering Technology advanced diploma program, students gain a balanced education in civil engineering theory, combined with practical work in laboratories and in the field. Specialization takes place through a third-year major project. The optional co-op stream includes two co-op work terms.

Students become familiar with the structural properties of timber, steel, masonry and concrete and study the design of roads, water distribution and sewage and drainage systems. The major business aspects of civil engineering are also covered, as are technical communications skills.

The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) conditionally recognizes this program as meeting all the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Engineering Technologist (CET) category.

For more information contact the Program Coordinator at civil@conestogac.on.ca.

Program Information

Length: Three-year Ontario College Advanced Diploma program
Delivery Sequence: Cambridge - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter
Delivery Sequence for Co-op Option: Cambridge - September/2018 - Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter | Spring/Summer | Fall | Winter
Location: Cambridge (Fountain Street)
Start: September
First-Year Capacity: 45

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Applying to the Co-op Stream

Co-op Information

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2017-2018 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Non Co-op Program Fees

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Civil Engineering Technology - Program # 0024

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30
Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2257.65 $1971.65
Year Total   $4229.30

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Civil Engineering Technology - Program # 0024


Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 3 & 4 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7321.65 $6836.65
Year Total   $14158.30

Co-op Program Fees

Optional Co-op Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) - Program # 0024C

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $214.40 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $2257.65 $2186.05 $0.00
Year Total     $4443.70
Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $214.40 $214.40 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $2472.05 $2186.05 $0.00
Year Total     $4658.10
Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 7 & 8 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
Full-time Program Tuition $1460.00 $1460.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $214.40 $214.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
CSI Health Plan Fee $286.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $2472.05 $2186.05
Year Total   $4658.10

Optional Co-op International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2017 / 2018) for
Civil Engineering Technology (Optional Co-op) - Program # 0024C


Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 1 & 2 & 3 (Program Start: 2017-09-05)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $0.00 $214.40 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $7321.65 $7051.05 $0.00
Year Total     $14372.70

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 4 & 5 & 6 (Program Start: 2016-09-06)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018 Spring 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00 $0.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95 $0.00
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55 $0.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10 $0.00
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55 $0.00
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80 $0.00
Program Services Fee $214.40 $214.40 $0.00
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54 $0.00
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00 $0.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00 $0.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60 $0.00
Session Total $7536.05 $7051.05 $0.00
Year Total     $14587.10

Cambridge - Fall 2017 Level 7 & 8 (Program Start: 2015-09-08)
Description Fall 2017 Winter 2018
International Program Tuition $5950.00 $5950.00
Student Priority Fee $49.95 $49.95
Recreation/Athletics Fee $69.55 $69.55
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.10 $28.10
Administration Fee $25.55 $25.55
Technology Enhancement Fee $140.80 $140.80
Program Services Fee $214.40 $214.40
CSI Capital Development Fee $70.54 $70.54
CSI Association Fee $110.00 $110.00
CSI - CSA $4.56 $4.56
ISR $375.00 $375.00
International Health Insurance $0.00 $0.00
International Health Fee $485.00 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.60 $12.60
Session Total $7536.05 $7051.05
Year Total   $14587.10

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates work in the broad field of civil engineering at the engineering technologist level and are qualified for employment in the areas of design and detailing, estimating construction costs and coordinating construction schedules and specifications. Graduates can also become advanced in field surveys, soil exploration, construction supervision, and laboratory testing of soils, materials and structures. Graduates are eligible for admission to the one-year Environmental Engineering Applications or Construction Project Management graduate certificate programs at Conestoga College.

On average, 90% of co-op and 96% of non co-op graduates from the last three years (2014 to 2016) found employment within six months of graduation.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: http://www.workingincanada.gc.ca

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions. View the transfer agreement opportunities for this program.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Non Co-op Course Details (0024)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CIVL1030 Statics

Description: This course deals with the equilibrium of forces and structures as one of the basic concepts of mechanics. Illustrations of real structures and numerous examples are presented in order to demonstrate the conditions for equilibrium. A standard framework for problem-solving is introduced and used to establish the equilibrium of beams and trusses under the applied forces.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1130 Introduction to Civil Projects and Construction Safety

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:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1085 Mathematics I

Description: This course provides an extensive review and upgrading of 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 technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Functional notation and the graphical representation of a variety of functions are discussed. As well, the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods and the solving of quadratic equations using examples and problems relating to the building industry are also discussed.
Please note: This course is restricted to students attending a full-time engineering or Information Technology program.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SCIE1155 Science for Technology

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:
CoRequisites:

SURV1010 Surveying I

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:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CIVL1070 CAD I

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:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1095 Mechanics of Materials

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
CoRequisites:

CIVL1140 Technical Drafting and Estimating

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:
CoRequisites:

CONS1140 Construction Materials

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:
CoRequisites:

MATH1090 Mathematics II

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
CIVL2010 CAD II

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:

CIVL2040 Mechanics Of Fluids

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, MATH1090, SCIE1150 or SCIE1155
CoRequisites:

CIVL2170 Structural Theory

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
CoRequisites:

MATH2067 Calculus

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:

SURV2010 Surveying II (Civil)

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: SURV1010, CIVL1070
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 4
CIVL2020 Highway Technology I

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:

CIVL2060 Hydraulics

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:

CIVL2080 Project Solutions in Civil Engineering

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, CIVL2010
CoRequisites:

CIVL2095 Reinforced Concrete I and Masonry

Description: This course introduces reinforced concrete and masonry as a construction materials. 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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2170, CIVL1095
CoRequisites:

CIVL2180 Steel Design and Detailing

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: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: CIVL1090 or CIVL1095
CoRequisites:

CIVL2210 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)

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:

CODE3030 Building Code

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 5
CIVL2115 Soils and Foundations I

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, CONS1140
CoRequisites:

CIVL2120 Structural Design (Wood)

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
CoRequisites:

CIVL3010 Computer Aided Land Development

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, CIVL2020, SURV2010
CoRequisites:

CIVL3030 Highway Technology II

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:

CIVL3090 Storm Water Management

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:

CIVL3150 Civil Technology Project - I

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: CIVL2060, CIVL2080, CIVL2020
CoRequisites:

SURV2020 Survey Camp

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: CIVL2210, CIVL2020
CoRequisites:

Level 6
CIVL3040 Contract Administration

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:

CIVL3055 Water Supply

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:

CIVL3060 Reinforced Concrete II

Description: This course is a continuation of 'Reinforced Concrete I and Masonry'. The principles of structural design for ultimate and service limit states, reinforcement detailing and working drawing development are further explored. Topics include the structural design of 1-way and 2-way slabs, beams, walls and columns.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2095
CoRequisites:

CIVL3075 Soils and Foundations II

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:

CIVL3160 Civil Technology Project - II

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:

ENVR3020 Waste-Water Treatment

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:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Optional Co-op Course Details (0024C)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
CIVL1030 Statics

Description: This course deals with the equilibrium of forces and structures as one of the basic concepts of mechanics. Illustrations of real structures and numerous examples are presented in order to demonstrate the conditions for equilibrium. A standard framework for problem-solving is introduced and used to establish the equilibrium of beams and trusses under the applied forces.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1130 Introduction to Civil Projects and Construction Safety

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:
CoRequisites:

COMM1085 College Reading & Writing Skills

Description: This course focuses on the reading, writing and critical thinking skills needed for academic and workplace success. Students will analyse, summarize, and discuss a variety of readings and apply the steps of planning, writing, and revising in response to written prompts. This course prepares students for post-secondary writing tasks, research, and documentation.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

MATH1085 Mathematics I

Description: This course provides an extensive review and upgrading of 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 technology. The material covered includes fundamental arithmetic and algebraic operations, geometry, trigonometry and vectors. Functional notation and the graphical representation of a variety of functions are discussed. As well, the solution of systems of linear equations by algebraic methods and the solving of quadratic equations using examples and problems relating to the building industry are also discussed.
Please note: This course is restricted to students attending a full-time engineering or Information Technology program.
Hours: 56
Credits: 4
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

SCIE1155 Science for Technology

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:
CoRequisites:

SURV1010 Surveying I

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:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CEPR1000 Co-op and Career Preparation

Description: This series of modules will prepare students for job searching for their co-op work terms and for their future careers. 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 this course is a requirement for co-op eligibility.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1070 CAD I

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:
CoRequisites:

CIVL1095 Mechanics of Materials

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
CoRequisites:

CIVL1140 Technical Drafting and Estimating

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:
CoRequisites:

CONS1140 Construction Materials

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:
CoRequisites:

MATH1090 Mathematics II

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
COOP1050 Co-op Work Term I (Civil)

Description: This course will allow the student to participate in College approved entry level positions involving civil engineering projects. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 4
CIVL2010 CAD II

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:

CIVL2040 Mechanics Of Fluids

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, MATH1090, SCIE1150 or SCIE1155
CoRequisites:

CIVL2170 Structural Theory

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
CoRequisites:

MATH2067 Calculus

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:

SURV2010 Surveying II (Civil)

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: SURV1010, CIVL1070
CoRequisites:

Electives: General Education
Student must complete a minimum of 42 Hours
Level 5
CIVL2020 Highway Technology I

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:

CIVL2060 Hydraulics

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:

CIVL2080 Project Solutions in Civil Engineering

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, CIVL2010
CoRequisites:

CIVL2095 Reinforced Concrete I and Masonry

Description: This course introduces reinforced concrete and masonry as a construction materials. 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: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2170, CIVL1095
CoRequisites:

CIVL2180 Steel Design and Detailing

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: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites: CIVL1090 or CIVL1095
CoRequisites:

CIVL2210 Introduction to the Global Positioning System (GPS)

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:

CODE3030 Building Code

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
COOP2030 Co-op Work Term II (Civil)

Description: This course will allow the student to participate in College approved entry level positions involving civil engineering projects. This course will increase the student's understanding of employer expectations with regards to attitudinal, practical, and academic skills. These skill areas will be improved during the work term while the student responsibly performs the duties as defined in the job description, in accordance with course and program outcomes. Student development will be evaluated during and at the conclusion of the work experience.
Hours: 420
Credits: 14
Pre-Requisites: CDEV1020 or CEPR1000
CoRequisites:

Level 7
CIVL2115 Soils and Foundations I

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, CONS1140
CoRequisites:

CIVL2120 Structural Design (Wood)

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
CoRequisites:

CIVL3010 Computer Aided Land Development

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, CIVL2020, SURV2010
CoRequisites:

CIVL3030 Highway Technology II

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:

CIVL3090 Storm Water Management

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:

CIVL3150 Civil Technology Project - I

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: CIVL2060, CIVL2080, CIVL2020
CoRequisites:

SURV2020 Survey Camp

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: CIVL2210, CIVL2020
CoRequisites:

Level 8
CIVL3040 Contract Administration

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:

CIVL3055 Water Supply

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:

CIVL3060 Reinforced Concrete II

Description: This course is a continuation of 'Reinforced Concrete I and Masonry'. The principles of structural design for ultimate and service limit states, reinforcement detailing and working drawing development are further explored. Topics include the structural design of 1-way and 2-way slabs, beams, walls and columns.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: CIVL2095
CoRequisites:

CIVL3075 Soils and Foundations II

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:

CIVL3160 Civil Technology Project - II

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:

ENVR3020 Waste-Water Treatment

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:

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

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