What will I learn?

Students in this program prepare to work with engineers and construction project managers as part of a team constructing roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure. Students determine data for cost estimation, perform materials testing, and assist in the administration of projects in the field. Teamwork and project-based learning are emphasized. This program is common with the first four semesters of the Civil Engineering Technology program, and graduates may choose to continue into the third year of that program.

Program Learning Outcomes

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • develop and use strategies to enhance professional growth and ongoing learning in the civil engineering field;
  • with workplace health and safety practices and procedures in accordance with current legislation and regulations;
  • complete duties and monitor that work is performed in compliance with contractual obligations, applicable laws, standards, bylaws, codes and ethical practices in the civil engineering field;
  • promote and carry out sustainable practices in accordance with contract documents, industry standards and environmental legislative requirements;
  • facilitate the collaboration and interaction among the project team and project stakeholders to support civil engineering project;
  • collect, process, analyze and coordinate technical data to produce written and graphical project-related documents;
  • use industry-specific electronic and digital technologies to support civil engineering projects;
  • participate in the design and modeling phase of civil engineering projects;
  • contribute to the scheduling and coordination and cost estimation of civil engineering projects and monitor their progression by applying principles of construction project management;
  • coordinate and perform quality control testing and evaluate equipment, materials and methods used in the implementation and completion of civil engineering projects;
  • apply teamwork, leadership, supervision and interpersonal skills when working individually or within multidisciplinary teams to complete civil engineering projects.

Practical Experience: All co-operative education programs at Georgian contain mandatory work term experiences aligned with program learning outcomes. Co-op work terms are designed to integrate academic learning with work experience, supporting the development of industry specific competencies and employability skills.

External Recognition

This program is accredited by the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (CAFCE). This accreditation represents the highest standard of achievement for co-operative education programs in Canada, and recognizes Georgian's commitment to quality in co-op education.

Career Opportunities: Graduates may find work in the private sector assisting quantity surveyors (estimators), purchasers, site supervisors or project managers, drafters or detailers, using the latest in (CAD) technology. They may also find employment as assistants in engineering or construction offices. Public sector employment in a variety of government agencies, including municipal building inspection/code enforcement are employment options for graduates. A technician graduate would work with engineering and technologists in the gathering of data and information.

Work Integrated Learning: 1 Co-op Work Term

Which department am I in?

Georgian College

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$17,141.46 (US$ 13,550) per year
Entire course fee: CAN $34,282.92

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected September 2022


Georgian College

Barrie Campus,

One Georgian Drive,


Ontario (ON),

L4M 3X9, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

OSSD or equivalent with

  • Grade 12 English (C or U)
  • Grade 12 Mathematics (C or U)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following criteria to meet Georgian’s language proficiency requirements:

  • TOEFL Internet-based test (IBT): 79
  • TOEFL Paper-based test: 550
  • IELTS Academic only: 6.0
  • YELT: 1-5
  • TOEIC: 800
  • Graduate of Level 8 of Georgian’s GAAS - English for Academic Purposes: 60% in certificate or completion of level 8 with 70% or higher
  • Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL): 60
  • Pearson Test of Academic English (PTE): 58
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 170

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Georgian College

Georgian College has recorded a consistently higher graduate employment rate than the provincial average for more than 20 years.

  • Ontario’s #1 co-op college with 6,200 employer partners
  • Seven well-connected and modern campuses in Ontario
  • 130+ market-driven programs 
  • Strong culture of entrepreneurship

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