• Year 1 - Common first year in Civil Engineering Technology (September start; 8 months long)
  • Years 2 and 3 - One of the five program-specific disciplines (Late October start; each 6 months long)
  • Notre Dame Campus, Winnipeg
  • Co-op work experience
    • Mandatory six-month work terms after Year 1 and Year 2
  • Laptop delivery
  • International applicants please visit Academic Program, Dates and Fees for a listing of programs for international students, current availability and online application instructions
  • During the first year, you will acquire generic competencies in common core courses in the following areas
    • Algebra and trigonometry (M)
    • Computer Applications
    • Statics and strength of materials (M)
    • Surveying (M)
    • Technical communications
    • Technical Graphics
    • Technical Drafting
    • Chemistry
    • Professional Ethics
    • WHMIS
    • 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 Polytech's Mathematics for Technology course (MATH-1006 or MATH-1023) prior to beginning the program.


Civil engineering technologists provide technical support and services to engineers, architects, scientists, and other professionals. Since they study a broad range of content areas, they develop a diverse skill-set making them employable in a wide variety of positions.

Civil Engineering Technology is a cluster of five diploma programs that prepare you for an exciting career as an engineering technologist. The programs have a common first year of studies.

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

Upon successfully completing the common first year, you will choose a program specific discipline to pursue in the second and third year. Entry into the second year of a program specific discipline will be based on first year Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) and prerequisites.

In the second and third years, you will 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 will need a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.00.

You may choose from the following program specific disciplines:

Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC), the Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba (CTTAM) and the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists (CCTT) accredit the 32-month Civil Engineering Technology Diploma programs.

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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