Okanagan College

Civil Engineering Technology Diploma

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Program Information

School:Okanagan College
Faculty:Engineering Technology
Field of Study:Civil Engineering Technology/Technician

The civil engineering technologist is involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, highways, streets, parks, subdivisions, dams, drainage and irrigation systems, water supply and sewer systems, and plants. Aspects of civil engineering and urbanization in Canada are studied throughout this program. A diverse and stimulating program, Civil Engineering Technology incorporates field trips to reinforce theoretical background, and to develop appropriate methods of approach and solution.

Graduates will possess the following knowledge and skills: a knowledge of mathematics, applied science, surveying principles, graphical language and oral and written communication techniques; a grounding in applied civil engineering technology as related to highway surveying, road design and construction, municipal construction, bridge construction, municipal water and sewage works, irrigation and drainage, and heavy construction; and skills in drafting, detailing, computing, surveying, laboratory testing (soil mechanics, concrete and asphalt paving), construction inspection, writing technical reports and correspondence, preparation of specifications and costs, basic structural design in steel, reinforced concrete, design of water distribution and sewage collection systems, heating and air conditioning and other building services, and engineering law.

URL:Civil Engineering Technology Diploma at Okanagan College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,338
Careers:Civil Engineering Technologists and TechniciansConstruction Estimators

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*50 to 67

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Principles of Mathematics  or  Grade12 Applied Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Physics 

B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent. English 12 with minimum of 60% or alternative (see school calendar). Minimum of 60% in any of: Pre-Calculus 12, Foundations of Mathematics 12, Principles of Mathematics 12, Applications of Mathematics 12, or Adult Basic Education MATH 012; or minimum of 64% in an Okanagan College Mathematics 11 Proficiency Test; or minimum of 67% in any of: Pre-Calculus 12, Principles of Mathematics 11, or Adult Basic Education MATH 011. Minimum of 60% in Physics 11; or minimum of 50% in Physics 12 or Applied Physics 12. One of the grade 12 mathematics courses recommended, and the mathematics requirement must be satisfied no more than seven years prior to enrolment in the program. Computer Science 11 or 12, an introductory course in computers, or general computer experience strongly recommended.

Additional Admission Requirements:
    Working knowledge of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint recommended. Keyboarding skill of at least 20 wpm strongly recommended.

    * The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

    * We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

    Modified on June 08, 2021