|Faculty:||Schools of Architecture and Building Science
|Field of Study:||Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
|Description:||Loyalist has developed a well-rounded program combining classroom instruction, hands-on learning in the field, and lab work in our state-of-the-art building sciences lab. The first year provides a strong foundation in surveying and drafting principles and computer applications including AutoCAD. A common curriculum allows easy transfer to the second year of a diploma in Construction Engineering Technician. With the completion of additional courses, students can also transfer to the Survey Engineering Technician program.
In their second year, students gain specialized skills in highway design, structural drafting, materials testing, municipal water and sewer systems, and estimating. Students produce precise surveys in the field with sophisticated GPS equipment. The third year places greater emphasis on design, including structural components in steel and concrete, and the behaviour of fluids in open and closed conduits. Technology students learn practical supervisory techniques, and produce a technical report to the standard required for professional certification.