Civil Engineering Technology

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Program Title: Civil Engineering Technology
Credential Earned: Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Delivery: Full Time
Program Length: 4 Semesters
Program Status: Open

Program Codes
NORT-T003 (PC) Timmins Campus
Program codes are for September intakes except those that are indicated differently.

Program Specific Information and Forms
Below are requirements and information relating to this program.

System Hardware Requirements
System Requirements for AutoCAD 2015


Program Description
Earn an Advanced Ontario Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology in only two years instead of three.

We belong to a society of builders. Wherever humans have put down roots, they have raised roofs, walls and monuments to mark their places in space and time. Builders do something no other occupation can accomplish: they change the face of our world. There are technicians and technologists at every point along the building process. Civil engineering technologists assist in recommending design parameters to engineers, conduct inspections of structures, perform tests on soils, concrete or other building materials, analyze results of tests, prepare statistical data, tables and drawings, and supervise construction projects. Students will learn to draw, design and inspect structures in buildings and highways, perform tests on soils and concrete, and survey using the latest equipment. During their second year, they will complete an independent technical report related to civil engineering.

Pathways to Success
Graduates of Civil Engineering Technology may be eligible to enrol in the Civil Engineering program at Lakehead University to complete the degree program. Students wishing to attend Lakehead University should also take CV3001 Soils Mechanics. Civil Engineering Technology graduates may have entry into the McMaster Bachelor of Technology Civil Engineering Infrastructure Technology stream.

Career Opportunities
Graduates may be employed in construction, mining, or private industry for companies, such as materials testing companies and land surveyors.

Contact Information
Lad Shaba
Tel: 705-235-3211 ext. 2236
shabal@northern.on.ca

Admission Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD)
Grade 12 English (C, U)
Grade 12 Math (C, U) (MCT4C preferred; MAP4C is accepted with a minimum GPA of 60%)
Grade 12 Physics (C, U) recommended

Or equivalent

Or mature student status (an applicant who does not have a high school diploma or equivalent, and will have reached the age of 19 years on or before the start of the program). Mature students must undergo academic testing prior to admission into a program. Call the Admissions Office at 705-235-7222 for more details. Academic prerequisites for this program may be obtained free of charge through Academic Upgrading.

Semester 1
AR1016 Methods and Materials I/Detailing
CM1903 Communications I – Model A
GN1033 Health and Safety
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
IN1224 CAD I
MA1015 Mathematics I
SU1006 Survey Principles

Semester 2
AR2014 Statics
AR2034 Project Documentation
CV2005 Municipal Design I
CV2015 Engineering Materials and Testing
IN2304 CAD II
MA2016 Mathematics II
SU2003 Plane Survey I
SU3010 Municipal Engineering

Semester 3
CM3035 Report Writing
CM5032 Technical Report I
CV3005 Municipal Design II
CV3006 Strength of Materials
CV3014 Highways
GN2133 Law and Ethics
MA3014 Mathematics III
SU3023 Plane Survey II

Semester 4
AR4054 Commercial Estimating
CM6034 Technical Report II
CV4004 Structural Design
CV4005 Reinforced Concrete Design
CV4023 Ontario Building Code for Civil
IN4163 Introduction to GIS
MA4015 Mathematics IV
MA6022 Statistics
CV3001 Soils Mechanics (optional) students wishing to attend Lakehead University.

Semester 1
AR1016 Methods and Materials I/Detailing
This course describes in detail the material and construction techniques required for quality residential construction. Topics will extend from soils and foundations to building envelope. Various options are discussed for each topic, allowing the builder/designer to make informed decisions. Students will use established sketching and drafting techniques to complete various construction details.

CM1903 Communications I – Model A
Communications I is a practical course designed to help strengthen both oral and written skills. Students will be exposed to a variety of learning methods and communication formats. Emphasis will be placed on the use of appropriate structure, writing conventions and style. Students will also develop discipline-specific documents as well as learn the basics of portfolio assembly and presentation.

GN1033 Health and Safety
IN1093 Computer Applications for Business and Technology
This course provides a brief review of MS Word and MS PowerPoint. More features of both these applications will be explored further. MS Excel is examined thoroughly along with an introduction to the use of MS Project as a project planning and management tool.

IN1224 CAD I
Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD 2012) is an introductory course using the text “BEGINNING AutoCAD 2012″. The text is an exercise workbook designed for the classroom instruction or self study. There are 30 lessons. Each lesson starts with a step-by-step instructions followed by exercises designed for practicing the commands you learn within that exercise. The first assigned project will be to draw construction drawings for a small residential garage followed by a residential project for a small bungalow.

MA1015 Mathematics I
This course covers basic algebra properties, graphing the straight line, basic geometry and trigonometry, factoring and solving a system of equations algebraically with applications. It also covers vector addition by components and by the cosine and sine laws.

SU1006 Survey Principles
This course is an introduction to the basic principles of Plane Surveying. The theory and use of theodolites/total stations, steel tapes and levels will be covered. Basic surveying calculations for direction, coordinates and area will be included.

Semester 2
AR2014 Statics
This is an introduction to engineering statics/mechanics tailored to the needs of Mechanical and Civil students. The major topics include vectors, moments, couples and distributed loads. Students will learn how to find the reaction forces at the supports using the method of joints, method of sections and Maxwell diagrams. Other topics include centroids, moment of inertia, and friction. Applied statics/mechanics is the basis for all calculations in areas such as stress analysis, machine design, hydraulics and structural design. Prerequisite: MA1015 Mathematics I.

AR2034 Project Documentation
Project Documentation consists of specification contract writing and project planning, all are integral parts of any project. The specifications contain the legal documentation as well as the trade section for various building materials. Project planning is a series of activities strung together using critical path management principles to create a time line for estimating and construction purposes. Prerequisite:
AR1016 Methods and Materials I/Detailing.

CV2005 Municipal Design I
This course focuses on the principles of fluids mechanics and the practicality of a water distribution system and treatment. The principles of conservation of energy, Bernoulli’s, Hazen-Williams and Darcy-Weibach equations will be fully explored. A hypothetical project of a subdivision water system design and treatment methodology is bound to stimulate students’ enthusiasm. Students will also be introduced to Bentley’s “WaterCAD”, the computer water distribution analysis. Prerequisite: MA1015 Math I, AR2014 Statics.

CV2015 Engineering Materials and Testing
This course provides a clear and concise introduction to civil engineering construction materials, including soils, aggregates and Portland cement concrete technology. Students will gain appreciable understanding in the theory and the laboratory test procedures of materials testing according to ASTM, AASHTO, ACI and CSA standards of soil and concrete testing. Prerequisite: MA1015 Math I.

IN2304 CAD II
The CAD II course for Civil Technology is developed to prepare students for more applied CAD skills. With a combination of theory and applicable practice using AutoCAD, the student will learn the process of preparing Architectural Design Presentation Drawings, and Structural Drawings. Design lectures will be given on preliminary Architectural Basic Elements in order to familiarize the students on Design Principles and procedures. Structural Drawing lectures will be co-ordinated with the term project. The student will learn the step by step process of creating Structural Drawings for their term project.

MA2016 Mathematics II
This course covers exponents and radicals, the quadratic equation, ratio and proportion, exponentials and logarithms, graphing algebraic and trigonometric functions, trigonometric identities, and properties of the straight line and conics. Prerequisite: MA1015.

SU2003 Plane Survey I
This course is a continuation of Surveying Principles. The use of total station field instruments will be covered. Emphasis will be placed on practical field applications. Prerequisite: SU1006 Surveying Principles.

SU3010 Municipal Engineering
This course includes the study of engineering surveys, construction surveys, as well as the study and preparation of municipal services, plans and profiles. Students will perform necessary calculations and autocad drawings required for grade control for sewers, roadways or residential structures and interpret necessary survey information from existing engineering drawings or imported field data. Prerequisite: SU1006 Surveying Principles.

Semester 3
CM3035 Report Writing
This course, built on the skills developed in Technical Communications, concentrates on written and oral technical reports. The course presents the theory and practice necessary for the preparation and writing of short informal reports. In addition, this course includes problem-solving strategies, job-search techniques, and meeting preparation and participation techniques. Prerequisite: Communications CM1124.

CM5032 Technical Report I
Satisfactory completion of Technical/Graduate Report is a requirement for graduation. Students develop a primary research project and conduct the work independently outside class hours. They are assigned a faculty advisor from their department. During the Fall semester, students develop the project proposal, complete all required research, tests, measurements, etc., and present the proposal and project schedule. Prerequisite: CM3064 Report Writing or Corequisite CM3035 or CM3103 Report Writing I.

CV3005 Municipal Design II
This course is about sanitary and storm sewers. Sanitary sewers serve to collect and transport wastewater away from the source to a treatment facility before final effluent expulsion into the environment. Storm sewers are typically designed to carry a rainfall event away from areas where it is unwanted. Students will be introduced to the hydraulics for gravity portion of a sanitary and storm sewer by using Manning’s principles and rational equation, SCS and HEC-2. The design projects in both sanitary and storm sewers will be accomplished with the aid of both Bentley’s StormCAD and SewerCAD.

CV3006 Strength of Materials
This is the study of the behaviour of materials (such as steel, aluminium, copper, wood) when subjected to various types of loads. Topics include concepts of stress and strain, tension and compression, bearing stress, deformation and thermal stresses, shear force and bending moment diagrams, flexural stress, horizontal shear, Mohr’s Circle, deflection of beams, and analysis of statically indeterminate beams. Both analysis and design aspects are covered for the above topics. Prerequisite: Statics AR2014.

CV3014 Highways
This is a theoretical and practical course in which students will perform several surveying functions in relation to highways. Students will be required to layout a curve-a-linear roadway design to fit a set traverse. The theory and calculations for horizontal and vertical curves will also be included. Other topics include: classification of roads, design controls, sight distances, alignment elements and spiral curves. Students will also study cross-sectional elements, draft roadway cross-sections and calculate volumes using average-end-areas. The final project consists of the calculation and layout of a spiral-circular-spiral curve. Prerequisite: SU1006 Surveying Principles.

GN2133 Law and Ethics
This course provides a basis for legal and ethical issues of importance to graduates and specifically covers torts, professional liability and contract law. Its goal is to begin preparing the student for professional designations and/or examinations.

MA3014 Mathematics III
This is an introductory calculus course where the students learn the “language” of calculus and apply the rules to simple engineering problems. The course includes the concepts of differentials, the instantaneous rate of change and the derivative of algebraic functions. Applications to the derivative, including analyzing graphs, optimization problems and projectile motion, will be taught. An introduction to integration is also studied with applications to area, volume and beam deflection. Prerequisite: MA2016.

SU3023 Plane Survey II
This course is a continuation of Plane Surveying I. Emphasis will be placed on the advanced features of total station instruments including resections, remote elevation determination, setting out, and the acquisition of electronic data and transfer to an AutoCAD drafting environment. Electronic drafting using AutoCAD software will be included. Prerequisite: SU2003 Plane Survey I.

Semester 4
AR4054 Commercial Estimating
The Commercial Estimating Course will utilize the text “Construction Estimating Using Excel 2nd Edition” by Stephen J. Peterson. The first construction estimating book to integrate complete coverage of using Microsoft Excel as an estimating tool. Construction Estimating Using Excel introduces beginning estimators to fundamental principles of estimating and includes a wealth of real-world exercises to help them gain practical estimating experience. By introducing spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating experience. By introducing spreadsheets as a way of increasing estimating productivity and reducing errors, Construction Estimating Using Excel can help both beginning and experienced estimators improve their estimating skills.

CM6034 Technical Report II
This course is a continuation of the prerequisite course – IN5032 Technical Report I. During the winter semester, students complete all further development and present the project in an oral presentation and in a written presentation before the given deadline. The project must be presented in accordance with required industrial or engineering standards. Prerequisite: CM5032 Technical Report I.

CV4004 Structural Design
This course is uniquely tailored to structural design with both steel and wood. Students will acquire a good understanding of limit states design of structural steel in accordance with CAN/SAC-S16 – 9 (or the latest edition) and CSA G40.21 grade 350 W, timber design in accordance with CSA 086 – 09 (or the latest edition) , engineering design in wood (LSD) and a significant section of Part 4 of the Ontario Building Code will be taught in parallel to the design principles. Prerequisite: AR2014 Statics.

CV4005 Reinforced Concrete Design
The aim of this course is to give students essential understanding needed to carry out design of reinforced concrete. The concrete design is in accordance with CSA Standard A23.3.04 (or the latest edition) and Canadian Metric bar sizes. Students will be exposed to the behaviour of concrete elements, to the derivation of the design method, to practical design requirements and to completely worked-out design examples. The principles and design of shallow foundations will be explored in detail in the course. Prerequisite: AR2014 Statics.

CV4023 Ontario Building Code for Civil
This course exposes the students to Part-9 Foundations and Structural Framing, Part-3 Building Classification and Construction, and Part-4 Structural Design with reference to the Ontario Building Code.

IN4163 Introduction to GIS
This course introduces the basic principles of geographic information systems. Emphasis will be placed on the theory, uses and applications of GIS today. There is a highly practical component to this course. Prerequisites: IN1013 Computer Applications I; IN1224 CAD I.

MA4015 Mathematics IV
The course starts with the derivative of trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions. Students will also learn the integral of trigonometric, exponential and inverse functions and how to use a table of integrals. Applications including arc length, distributed loads and moment of inertia will be taught. Students also learn several methods to solve differential equations including first and second order. These concepts are then applied to the solution of engineering problems. Prerequisite: MA 3014.

MA6022 Statistics
This course covers the following: Introduction to Statistics; organization and graphing of data; measures of location; measures of variation; probability and probability distributions; normal distributions and confidence intervals; statistical process control and regression and correlation.

CV3001 Soils Mechanics (optional) students wishing to attend Lakehead University.
This course provides fundamental soils theory covering stress distribution, consolidation of soil and settlement of structures, and shear strength. The theory of these topics will be reinforced by the laboratory work. This course, among others, is especially designed to assist in the facilitation of the seamless transition to Lakehead University for students that desire to pursue further education in engineering. Prerequisite CV2006 Engineering Materials and Testing.

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Articulation Agreements – Universities

Program Degree at Receiving University
Civil Engineering Technology Athabasca (Alberta)
Electrical Engineering Technician Bachelor of Science
Electrical Engineering Technology
Mining Engineering Technician
  Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Civil Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum) or (Emergency Management) or (Environmental Studies) or (Electronics & Controls)
Electrical Engineering Technology
Welding Engineering Technology
Griffith (Australia)
Bachelor of Engineering
Laurentian (Ontario)
Bachelor of Science
Civil Engineering Technology Lakehead (Ontario)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering (Civil), Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
McMaster (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Computer Engineering Technician University of Ontario Institute of Technology (Ontario)
Bachelor of Information Technology (Honours)
Electrical Engineering Technology Cape Breton (Nova Scotia)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Petroleum)
Electronic Engineering Technician IOTI (Ireland)
Electrical Engineering Technology Bachelor of Engineering
Environmental Technician – Water and Wastewater Operations Guelph (Ontario)
Bachelor of Bio-Resource Management, Environmental Management
Western (Ontario)
Bachelor of Environmental Science
Mining Engineering Technician Queens (Ontario)
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.
Note 2: Ryerson University may ask applicants to complete two or three university level liberal studies courses prior to admission.

Articulation Agreements – Colleges

Program Credential from Receiving College
Computer Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Sheridan (Ontario)
Bachelor of Applied Information Sciences (Information Systems Security)
Construction Engineering Technician Algonquin (Ontario)
Bachelor of Building Science
Co-op Apprenticeships: Heavy Equipment Techniques, Mechanical Techniques-Industrial Millwright Cambrian (Ontario)
Technician Co-op Diploma
Mining Engineering Technician Cambrian (Ontario)
Mining Engineering Technology
Confederation (Ontario)
Mining Techniques
Note 1: The information above is subject to change without notice at the institution’s discretion.