Algonquin College

Construction Engineering Technician


Build a solid foundation for your career in residential or commercial construction.
The two-year Construction Engineering Technician Ontario College Diploma program introduces you to a wide range of knowledge and skills to work in the construction industry. This program combines both hands-on application and theory to help you secure a career in the residential and commercial construction industries.
The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) recognizes this program as meeting all of the academic requirements for certification in the Certified Technician Category. Using state-of-the-art facilities in Algonquin`s ACCE building, you build a solid foundation for your future career.
Take courses in surveying, construction materials, estimating and construction, building code and structural design documentation. Learn about health and safety relating to the field, hydraulics, geographic information systems and AutoCAD. Experience hands-on learning and participate in field trips.
Students also have the option to gain real-world experience through a paid co-operative education (co-op) work term (see Additional Information for more details). Please note that places in the co-op version of the program are subject to availability. Students who elect to apply to the non co-op version of the program may not have the opportunity to transfer to the co-op version at a later date.
This program has strong ties to the construction industry and may help you build contacts throughout your time at Algonquin College.
Graduates of this program have the ability to work in a number of sectors within the construction industry. You may find opportunities in:

cost estimating
residential, commercial and civil projects
project management
building inspection
materials testing and quality control
construction inspection
After you complete this program, you may choose to take an extra year of study in order to receive an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology.
This program is well-suited for students who:

Can work independently to contribute to problems-solving teams.
Enjoy using math and physics to solve technical problems.
Seek a variety of opportunities to specialize in their career.
Want to make a lasting difference in their community.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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