• General first year entry to the five Civil Engineering Technology and related disciplines
    • Architectural/Engineering Technology
    • Environmental Engineering Technology
    • Geomatics Technology
    • Municipal Engineering Technology
    • Structural Engineering Technology
  • August entry date
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience
    • Year 1 - mandatory six-month work term
    • Year 2 - second mandatory six-month work term (for 32 month programs)
  • Laptop delivery
  • Accreditation: Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) & Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT)
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions

Civil Engineering Technology is a cluster of diploma programs that provides students with career training in construction engineering, environmental engineering, and geomatics technologies.

During the first year, you will acquire generic competencies in common core courses in the following areas:

  • Algebra and trigonometry (M)
  • Chemistry
  • Statics and strength of materials (M)
  • Surveying (M)
  • Technical communications
  • Computer applications
  • Technical drafting
  • General Safety Training

Important Advisory Note: Courses designated with an (M) are high in mathematical content. If you believe you have weak mathematical skills, are not confident in your mathematical skills, or would like to complete a refresher course, we strongly recommend you complete RRC's Mathematics for Technology course (MATH-1006 or MATH-1023) prior to beginning the program.

Prior to starting the program, you will be invited to attend a program overview information session.  You will also be invited to participate in a math and reading skills diagnostic testing session that will advise you of your program readiness.  Although the diagnostic testing is optional, we strongly recommend that you participate.  Should your results be lower than a C (60%) you would benefit from taking the Mathematics for Technology course as a pre-program refresher.

After completion of the first year courses, you would then apply and develop these competencies during a six-month co-operative education work term.

In the second and third years*, you take more advanced courses and build on the competencies you gained in first year. The focus is on application and design. To enter into subsequent terms (both academic and co-op), and to graduate, you need a minimum cumulative term grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00.

You will select one of the following program options, however progression to the option of your choice is based on GPA and prerequisites:

*Third years applies to 32-month programs.

The Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredit the 32-month Civil Engineering Technology Diploma programs. Accreditation at the Technician level is being sought for the 20-month CAD Technology program.

You may also be interested in Technology Solutions for the Workplace (short courses for the workplace) https://www.rrc.ca/engineering/technology-solutions/  

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