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Civil Engineering Technology

Available at: Kingston


"Civil engineering is a vital art, working with the great sources of power in nature for the wealth and well-being of the whole of society. Its essential feature is the exercise of imagination to engineer the products and processes, and develop the people needed to create and maintain a sustainable natural and built environment. It requires a broad under­standing of scientific principles, a knowledge of materials and the art of analysis and synthesis. It also requires research, team working, leadership and business skills. Civil engineering is a classic, dynamic and creative profession." (Institute of Civil Engineers)

Civil engineering technologists play an es­sential role in this process. They are involved with the planning, design, construction, main­tenance, and environmental assessment of infrastructure projects. Projects include high­ways, streets, bridges, dams and reservoirs, parks, subdivisions, industrial, commercial and residential buildings, water supply and waste­water systems and treatment facilities.


Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for graduates include working for consulting engineering firms, govern­ment, construction firms, industries, munici­palities, utilities and telecommunications. Graduates have typically found employment all over eastern Ontario, including Kings­ton, Ottawa, and Toronto as well as across Canada, in the U.S., and overseas. Recent graduates of our program have found employment in the areas of design and drafting; collection, analysis and interpretation of environmental data; project estimating; project planning and management; construc­tion supervision; surveying; soils and ma­terials testing; water and wastewater plant operations; concrete and asphalt testing; and municipal and transportation planning.

Unique Learning Opportunities

With a strong focus on municipal engineering, structural design, water resources and environmental engineering, the program provides you with a well-rounded education. Emphasis is placed on advanced computer applications, with students becoming proficient in both general and specialized civil software.

The addition of a brand new state-of-the-art asphalt lab has provided St. Lawrence College with the ability to teach “Super Pave” technology, the new technology promoted by the Ministry of Transportation of Ontario.


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Program Name

Civil Engineering Technology

Program Code



Ontario College Advanced Diploma

Start Dates


Program Duration

3 Years

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

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Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Special Scholarship Opportunity:
Qualified students may be eligible for special financial support, made possible through a generous gift donated to the St. Lawrence College Foundation, from the Advanced Technology Education Consortium (ATEC). For full details regarding the ATEC Technology Scholarships, applicant criteria and application forms, Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
CIVL 1 The Subsurface Environment
CIVL 32 Introduction to Physics and Team Work
CIVL 38 Introduction to Technical Drafting and AutoCAD
CIVL 41 PC Applications
CIVL 43 Workplace Safety for Civil Technologists
MATH 101 Technical Mathematics
WRIT 1101 Technical Communications

Semester 2
CIVL 11 Applied Physics
CIVL 12 Surveying
CIVL 26 Environmental Management
CIVL 27 Introduction to Building Principles
CIVL 39 AutoCAD and Drafting Standards
CIVL 65 Practical Surveying
MATH 18 Intermediate Math for Technologists
General Education Course

Semester 3
CIVL 13 Fluid Mechanics
CIVL 16 Water Quality
CIVL 40 AutoCAD for Civil Engineering Technologists
CIVL 46 Mechanics
CIVL 66 Advanced Surveying Laboratory
MATH 20 Basic Calculus

Semester 4
CIVL 14 Mechanics of Materials
CIVL 18 Fluid Mechanics Lab
CIVL 23 Introduction to Concrete and Aggregates
CIVL 24 Construction Methods
CIVL 25 Hydrology
CIVL 31 Municipal Planning
CIVL 56 Strength of Materials Laboratory
General Education Course

Semester 5
CIVL 5 Technical Report
CIVL 10 Soil Mechanics
CIVL 20 Steel Structures
CIVL 22 Highway Technology
CIVL 29 Asset Management
CIVL 30 Reinforced Concrete and Masonry
CIVL 64 Water and Wastewater Technology
General Education Course

Semester 6
CIVL 9 Asphalt
CIVL 21 Wood Design
CIVL 50 Soil Mechanics Laboratory
CIVL 58 Highway Technology Laboratory
CIVL 61 Work Placement
CIVL 74 Water and Wastewater Technology Laboratory
CIVIL 37 Project Scheduling and Estimating
CIVL 24 Construction Methods

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

>>More information on these SLC Articulations

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or U level
  • Grade 12 Math at the C or U level (or MCR3U); MCT4C Recommended

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

Students are encouraged to include Physics (SPH4C) in their high school program.

If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details




Health Requirements


"As a mature student I was unsure about my choice to return to school. It didn't take long to realize I had made the right decision. I developed meaningful relationships with my teachers and classmates (many of whom are now my colleagues) and secured a full time job in my field before graduating. Thank you Civil Engineering Technology staff at St. Lawrence for helping me achieve my goals."

Amanda Grympa, Senior Designer, Ministry of Transportation (MTO)

Program Contact

Ricky Cruz

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Additional Information

Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

Advanced Standing

Applicants with post-secondary credits may be eligible for direct entry to an upper level of the program (semester or year) depending on transfer credits. Select the applicable level when applying at and ensure that we receive your official post-secondary transcript for consideration. If you are unsure what level to apply for, please contact the program coordinator.
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