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Civil Engineering Technology

Code 221.B0
DiplomaDCS
SectorBuildings and Public Works (07)
CUISEP code453-300.CP
Number of credits91 1/3
StatusProgram approved in 2003
Educational organizations offering the program
Note(s)
This program is offered in French: 
Technologie du génie civil

Program objectives

Graduates of this program will be able to work in the structural engineering, geotechnical engineering and environmental sectors. Their employers and clients will include engineering consulting firms, testing laboratories, government departments, municipalities and regional county municipalities, manufacturers of building materials or products and building contractors.

Length of training

Total length of training includes general training that is common to all programs for 420 hours, general training for this program for 150 hours as well as complementary general training courses for 90 hours.


Duration of training consists of theory and lab work for courses; personal time that the student invests is excluded.

Admission conditions

To be admitted to the program, a person must meet the general requirements for admission set out in the College Education Regulations, as well as the following special conditions, where applicable:

Must have passed the following secondary-level course(s):
• Sec. V TS or S – Secondary V Mathematics: Technical and Scientific (564506) or Science (565506) Options
• Sec. IV EST or SE – Secondary IV Environmental Science and Technology (558404) or Science and the Environment (558402)

Targeted professions (Link to Emploi Québec's IMT En ligne)

Civil engineering technologists and technicians (2231)
Construction estimators (2234)
Construction inspectors (2264)
Drafting technologists and technicians (2253)
Land survey technologists and technicians (2254)
Non-destructive testers and inspection technicians (2261)

Job titles

engineering draftsperson
construction estimator
construction field inspector
NDT (non-destructive testing) maintenance technician
construction technician
concrete technician
land survey technician
civil engineering technician

Labour market relation

In the work force   (Information from the MEES)

Program content

Number or code Statement of the competency
01X1 To analyze the occupation of civil engineering technician
01X2 To solve mathematical problems related to buildings and public works
01X3 To operate a computer environment
01X4 To review plans and specifications for buildings and public works
01X5 To analyze civil engineering projects
01X6 To carry out a topometric survey
01X7 To draw a plan
01X8 To take responsibility for occupational health and safety
01X9 To calculate the forces and loads applied to engineering works
01XA To establish professional relationships
01XB To implement construction works
01XC To analyze the structural reactions of engineering works
01XD To analyze construction materials
01XE To do the technical design of structural elements
01XF To analyze soils
01XG To do the technical design of infrastructure projects
01XH To inspect public works and buildings
01XJ To propose environmental measures
01XK To supervise site operations
01XL To estimate construction or repair costs
01XM To customize methods for producing construction materials
01XN To participate in preparing bids and organizing site operations
01XP To participate in preparing construction and repair projects
Number of specific contact hour allotted: 1965