PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CIVTP-CT Civil Technician

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Overview

  • Certificate program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available by distance delivery
  • Credit transfer opportunity: Year 1 of the full-time Civil Engineering Technology

Description
Prepare for a career as a Civil Technology Technician. You will study a variety of topics, including:

  • Mathematics
  • Field Testing and Sampling
  • Statics and Strength of Materials
  • Surveying
  • Technical Communications
  • Computer Applications
  • Engineering Graphics

Admission Requirements

A strong background in science courses is recommended.

Regular Admission Requirements

  1. Successful completion of Grade 12 including one credit in each of the following:
  • Grade 12 English
    and
  • Grade 12 Math

Program Outline

This program of study can be separated into four skill areas: drafting and computerized drawing, materials, surveying, materials testing and environmental sampling.

You must complete 17 courses to earn the certificate. Please review the prerequisite for each course to ensure you are eligible to register. 

Algebra and Trigonometry 1 
Algebra and Trigonometry 2 
Technical Drawings Fundamentals
Building Materials 
Chemistry 
Introduction to Computers
Construction Estimating Fundamentals
Construction Project Management
Drafting Fundamentals
Professional Ethics
Project Management Fundamentals 
Residential Construction 
Report Writing
Statics and Strength of Materials 1 
Statics and Strength of Materials 2 
Surveying 1    
Surveying 2 
Technical Communication 1 
WHIMS



Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
CIAC-1002Technical Drawing FundamentalsRPL
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This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to produce 2D technical drawings using hand sketching and computer aided design (CAD) methods. Students will gain an understanding of construction drawing conventions, annotation methods, scaling, and the fundamental tools and techniques using Autodesk AutoCAD software. Furthermore, students will examine how to add and modify objects, text, dimensions, hatching, and blocks through the completion of moderately complex, two-dimensional working drawings using both imperial and metric units. This course is a prerequisite for detailing and drawing courses throughout the program.

CIVL-1011Algebra & Trigonometry 1
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This math course covers fundamental principles, definitions of mathematical terms and basic graphing techniques.  Students will learn to simplify expressions and solve equations involving trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions.

CIVL-1013Statics and Strength of Materials 1
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Statics is the study of forces that act on a structure at rest. This course consists of the basic principles that allow the determination of forces carried by structural bodies and frames. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (force characteristics, moment force, Resultant Force, equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams and Truss Analysis). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

CIVL-1014Surveying 1
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This course will introduce the fundamentals of survey measurement and equipment use, profile plotting, grade calculations and topographic surveying. This course includes a practical field component consisting of basic measurement exercises using surveyor's levels and digital Total Stations.

CIVL-1019Chemistry
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This course is a basic introduction to theoretical and practical chemistry with emphasis on chemical compounds, and reactions. We then move on to the reactions of acids and bases and their effects on the environment and on different materials. Energy of matter will focus on the use of different building materials, and explain the energy absorbed/released to heat/cool substances. Nuclear chemistry will focus on natural radiation and radioactive isotopes, as well as the fission and fusion reactions to generate energy. 

CIVL-1020Professional Ethics
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The course will introduce students to the fundamentals of ethics and decision making in the workplace. Practical functions are introduced including: understanding the foundation of ethics; personal morality and lifestyle; social ethics; professional expectations in the workplace; construction contracts; the role of government; common myths; architectural issues & construction defects; engineering & construction defects; construction defects & litigation; care, custody & control; specialized & investigative services; expert witness; and CTTAM Code of Ethics & Guidelines. Employee/employer centric exercises, case studies and practical assignments will provide an identifiable linkage between more abstract theory and real world practice and assist successful students to master ethical decision making. Techniques learned will also be applied to other courses and on-the-job experiences. Wherever practicable case studies and reading references will be based on the construction industry and related fields.

CIVL-2023Algebra & Trigonometry 2
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Students simplify expressions and solve equations involving quadratic functions, integral and fractional exponents, radicals and logarithms.  Topics also include inverse trigonometric functions, sine law, cosine law, plane analytic geometry and graphing.

Prerequisites:
CIVL-2025Statics and Strength of Materials 2
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Strength and materials is the study of construction materials (steel, concrete & wood) that make up a structure when forces are applied. This course provides an appreciation of the physical characteristics of structural materials (steel, concrete & wood) which is necessary to determine load capacities of structural members. Some of the learning outcomes topics are : (stress-strain curves, stress consideration, centroids, moment of inertia & bending stress). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

Prerequisites:
CIVL-2026Surveying 2
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This course continues from Surveying 1. Students will be introduced to basic roadway design and earthwork concepts, the fundamentals of angles and survey traverses, traverse adjustments, coordinate calculations, missing courses closures, and systems of surveys in Manitoba and Western Canada.

Prerequisites:
COMM-1016Report Writing
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In this course, you will focus on writing clear and effective business communication. Using a variety of report formats, you will learn the basic steps of report writing, including planning your approach, organizing information, writing the first draft, revising for clarity, and documenting sources. You also learn how to use supplementary visual aids to enhance your written report.

COMM-1243Technical Communication 1
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Learn the principles of technical communication. Develop your skills to research, design and organize documents. Practice your skills using plain language techniques to produce clear, effective writing. Ideal for anyone who writes for business, government or industry.

COMP-1313Introduction to ComputersRPL
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In this course, students will be introduced to software in the Microsoft 365 productivity platform. Students will explore the fundamentals of editing and formatting text in a variety of documents in Word and the essentials of working with data in Excel spreadsheets. Then, students will learn how to work collaboratively using sharing platforms and create slide decks with a presentation program. By the end of this course, students will be prepared to further their skills using specific Microsoft applications.

CONS-1003Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncpls
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Learn to use Microsoft Project 2002 software for scheduling and tracking a project. The course will cover concepts such as Gantt Charts and network diagrams, task dependencies, resource allocations and critical path scheduling. Students will also learn how the knowledge and procedures outlined in the Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) relate specifically to design and construction projects.

CONS-1004Construction Estimating Fundamentals
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Before dealing with the specifics of construction estimating, it is important for the student to have an understanding of the pre-construction phases of a project. This course will first provide an overview of topics such as stakeholders, project delivery methods, the design process and contract documents. The foundation for any cost estimate is an accurate quantity take-off, so the course will focus on a few sample trade areas. Then students will apply prices to some of the quantities resulting in examples of project direct costs. Students will also be exposed to some of the expenses that make up the indirect costs for a project. The final topic will be the bidding process and related documentation. 

Prerequisites:
CONS-1009Building Materials
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Learn, through practical demonstrations, how to explain the function and performance of a variety of building materials. Explore both residential and commercial construction. Examine the following materials: wood, concrete, masonry materials, insulation and moisture barriers, structural steel, window materials and exterior finishes. Study the following methods: steel and wood framing and finishing, concrete forming, masonry, structural steel erection and connection, site preparation, curtain wall construction, basic electrical and plumbing, insulation and moisture barrier application.

DRAF-1000Drafting Fundamentals
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Practice in the use of architectural and engineering imperial and metric scales, basic lettering forms, linework techniques, material symbols, architectural conventions and techniques, orthographic and pictorial drawing. Study light wood frame construction and the production of working drawings for a small residential garage.

Prerequisites:
DRAF-1006Residential Construction
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Study common building practices and materials related to residential construction. Create architectural working drawings for a design controlled single story residence with a basement which will consist of site plan, floor plans, elevations, building section, wall section, details and schedules. Prerequisite: Building Materials

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PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

SAFE-1028WHMIS
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The Workplace Hazardous Materials System (WHMIS) is a system for ensuring that important information about hazardous products is communicated where products are used, stored and handled. This course provides Information necessary to understand and interpret information about hazardous products, including pictograms (symbols), labels and Safety Data Sheets.

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
COMP-1313 Introduction to Computersmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24K. Mann256563$589
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
K. Mann
Section
256563
Cost
$589
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24S. Hinkson256211$669
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
256211
Cost
$669
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24S. Solomon256155$575
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
256155
Cost
$575
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski256157$1,299
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256157
Cost
$1,299

2024 Fall Term - Continuing Education
CONS-1009 Building Materialsmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 12, 24Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMP. Levesque258524$635
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 12, 24
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
P. Levesque
Section
258524
Cost
$635
CONS-1003 Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncplsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 17, 24 - Nov 19, 24Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMR. Lata258529$735
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 17, 24 - Nov 19, 24
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
R. Lata
Section
258529
Cost
$735
DRAF-1000 Drafting Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 20, 24M W6:00PM - 9:00PMR. Lata258533$799
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 20, 24
Class days
M W
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
R. Lata
Section
258533
Cost
$799
COMM-1016 Report Writingmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 11, 24 - Nov 13, 24W6:00PM - 10:00PML. Hunter257893$549
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 11, 24 - Nov 13, 24
Class days
W
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
L. Hunter
Section
257893
Cost
$549
DRAF-1006 Residential Constructionmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 12, 24Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMB. Sharp258551$599
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 10, 24 - Nov 12, 24
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
B. Sharp
Section
258551
Cost
$599

2024 Fall Term - Distance Education
CIVL-1011 Algebra & Trigonometry 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25T. Shiaro259382$745
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25T. Shiaro259383$745
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25T. Shiaro259384$745
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259382
Cost
$745
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259383
Cost
$745
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259384
Cost
$745
CIVL-2023 Algebra & Trigonometry 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24T. Shiaro259386$745
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25T. Shiaro259387$745
Nov 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25T. Shiaro259388$745
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259386
Cost
$745
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259387
Cost
$745
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259388
Cost
$745
CONS-1004 Construction Estimating Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24Z. Ding259400$595
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
Z. Ding
Section
259400
Cost
$595
COMP-1313 Introduction to Computersmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24TBA259775$605
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24TBA259776$605
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA259777$605
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25TBA259778$605
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259775
Cost
$605
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259776
Cost
$605
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259777
Cost
$605
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
259778
Cost
$605
CIVL-1020 Professional Ethicsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24N. Khan259409$725
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
259409
Cost
$725
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24S. Hinkson259546$685
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24S. Hinkson259547$685
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25S. Hinkson259548$685
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25S. Hinkson259549$685
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
259546
Cost
$685
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
259547
Cost
$685
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
259548
Cost
$685
Dates
Dec 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
S. Hinkson
Section
259549
Cost
$685
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 14, 24M. Robb259412$715
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 14, 24
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
259412
Cost
$715
CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 07, 24 - Nov 30, 24M. Robb259413$715
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 07, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
259413
Cost
$715
CIVL-1014 Surveying 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 21, 24M. Robb259414$909
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 21, 24
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
259414
Cost
$909
CIVL-2026 Surveying 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 21, 24M. Robb259416$909
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 07, 24 - Dec 21, 24
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
259416
Cost
$909
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24S. Solomon259417$589
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24S. Solomon259418$589
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
259417
Cost
$589
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
259418
Cost
$589
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski259419$1,329
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25C. Urbanski259420$1,329
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25C. Urbanski259421$1,329
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259419
Cost
$1,329
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259420
Cost
$1,329
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259421
Cost
$1,329

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recent Changes



  • Effective Novembe 14, 2023: CIAC Technical Drawing Fundmentals will be replacing the following:  CADD-1003 AutoCAD 1 and CADD-2003 AutoCAD 2

  • CIAC Technical Drawing Fundmentals will run for the first time on Febuary 1, 2024 (D2024WI) as an online delivery.

  • Effective August 1, 2023: COMP-1313 Introduction to Computers replaced COMP-1018 Computers – Intro

Transfer Credit Opportunities

You may apply this certificate toward credit for year one of RRC’s 32-month Civil Engineering Technology diploma program and prepare for co-op education work terms. (You will require an additional chemistry course when applying this certificate toward the Environmental Protection Technology or Municipal Technology streams).

You may also wish to continue your studies in the following diploma program areas:
  • Municipal Engineering Technology
  • Structural Engineering Technology
  • Geomatics Technology
  • Architectural/Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Protection Technology
All courses listed on the Program Outline with the same course name and code are equivalent.

Please refer to the Civil Engineering Technology Program outline for more information.


Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation.

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates have the following career options:

  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Structural Design Technologist
  • Construction Technologist
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