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 successfully complete 18 courses to earn the certificate. Please be sure to review the prerequisite for each course to ensure you are eligible to register. 

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

Legend:
  • C/D - Classroom or Distance Delivery
  • C - Classroom Delivery
  • D - Distance Delivery


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.
CADD-1002AutoCAD 1
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This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to and an understanding of the basic functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.

Instruction will be given in a hands-on environment through a combination of lecture, demonstration, practice and assignments. Assignments will be completed in class, time provided.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software for at your workstation.

Prerequisites:
CADD-1003AutoCAD 1
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Start to learn the basic functions of AutoCAD (computer aided drafting software). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.


You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction will be given through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at your own pace with completion within four months of registration.

Prerequisites:
CADD-2002AutoCAD 2
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AutoCAD is a drafting tool that combines power and versatility to produce the drawings required to construct or build any object. This course is designed to build upon the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One and provide you with an understanding of the more advanced two-dimensional features of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software at your workstation.

Prerequisites:
CADD-2003AutoCAD 2
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Build on the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One by learning the more advanced functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete moderately complex two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements.

You will understand the concepts of isometric drawing, annotation scales, model space and layouts (paper space), viewport control, printer control, blocks, attributes, templates and an introduction to 3D solids. You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction is provided through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at you own pace with completion within four months of registration.

Prerequisites:
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 a surveyor's steel tape (chain), 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. It will introduce basic roadway design and earthwork concepts, the fundamentals of angles and survey traverses, coordinate calculations, and systems of surveys in Manitoba.

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-1081Computers - IntroRPL
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Increase your knowledge of computer fundamentals using a current Windows operating system. Content includes an introduction to the Internet and common Microsoft Applications including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

If you are taking courses by distance delivery, you must have access to a computer with the appropriate Microsoft Office software and Microsoft Windows 7, 8 or 10.

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

Prerequisites:
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.

Beginning September 1, 2018: students enrolling in Online Education courses will be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus stores or online. To review booklists and purchase textbooks, please visit 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.


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

Course Dates and Fees

2020 Fall Term - Distance Education
CADD-1003 AutoCAD 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Dec 01, 20 - Mar 31, 21C. Urbanski205605$609
Location: Online
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Mar 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
205605
Cost
$609
COMP-1081 Computers - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21K. Mann205842$535
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21K. Mann205843$535
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
K. Mann
Section
205842
Cost
$535
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
K. Mann
Section
205843
Cost
$535
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21S. Thompson205928$609
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21S. Thompson205929$609
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
205928
Cost
$609
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
S. Thompson
Section
205929
Cost
$609
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21M. Kitz205758$539
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21M. Kitz205759$539
Location: Online
Dates
Nov 01, 20 - Jan 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
205758
Cost
$539
Dates
Dec 01, 20 - Feb 28, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Kitz
Section
205759
Cost
$539

2021 Winter Term - Continuing Education
CONS-1009 Building Materialsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 12, 21 - Mar 16, 21Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMP. Levesque206077$549
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 12, 21 - Mar 16, 21
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
P. Levesque
Section
206077
Cost
$549
CONS-1003 Construction Project Mgmt: Basic Prncplsmore info
Location: Online
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 19, 21 - Mar 30, 21Tu6:00PM - 10:00PMR. Lata209484$549
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 19, 21 - Mar 30, 21
Class days
Tu
6:00PM - 10:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
R. Lata
Section
209484
Cost
$549

2021 Winter Term - Distance Education
CIVL-1011 Algebra & Trigonometry 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Jun 06, 21T. Shiaro206623$685
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Jun 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
206623
Cost
$685
CIVL-2023 Algebra & Trigonometry 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - May 06, 21T. Shiaro206624$685
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - May 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
206624
Cost
$685
CADD-2003 AutoCAD 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA209752$609
Mar 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21TBA209754$609
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
209752
Cost
$609
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - Jun 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
209754
Cost
$609
COMP-1081 Computers - Intromore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA206514$535
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA206515$535
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206516$535
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206514
Cost
$535
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206515
Cost
$535
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206516
Cost
$535
CIVL-1020 Professional Ethicsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21N. Khan206631$665
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
206631
Cost
$665
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA206597$609
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA206598$609
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA206599$609
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206597
Cost
$609
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206598
Cost
$609
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
206599
Cost
$609
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Apr 26, 21N. Khan206632$625
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Apr 26, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
206632
Cost
$625
CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 11, 21 - Apr 12, 21N. Khan206633$625
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 11, 21 - Apr 12, 21
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
206633
Cost
$625
CIVL-1014 Surveying 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 18, 21 - May 08, 21M. Robb206634$839
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 18, 21 - May 08, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
206634
Cost
$839
CIVL-2026 Surveying 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 18, 21 - May 08, 21M. Robb206635$839
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 18, 21 - May 08, 21
Delivery
Instructor
M. Robb
Section
206635
Cost
$839
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21TBA207076$539
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21TBA207077$539
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21TBA207079$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jan 06, 21 - Apr 06, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207076
Cost
$539
Dates
Feb 01, 21 - Apr 30, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207077
Cost
$539
Dates
Mar 01, 21 - May 31, 21
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
207079
Cost
$539

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 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/studentcomputing for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


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

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.

Graduate Employment Report

Red River College surveys its graduates on an annual basis to collect data related to the graduates’ employment status, salary, occupation and skill use. In addition, graduates are asked to indicate their level of satisfaction regarding the education they received at Red River College.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/graduate-satisfaction for graduate satisfaction and employment reports.

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

Contact Information

For more information, contact:

School of Continuing Education
E113 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB   R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
Email: cde@rrc.ca

or

Winkler Campus
100 - 561 Main Street
Winkler, MB   R6W 1E8
Phone: 204-325-9672
Fax: 204-325-4947
Email: winkler@rrc.ca

How to Register

For information on how to register for courses in this program, follow the link below.

www.rrc.ca/part-time/registration/

Student Evaluation of Program

Every year Red River College surveys students, in all full-time programs, to learn more about their college experience. The questionnaire includes questions about students’ experiences with College programs, facilities, and services offered.

Visit www.rrc.ca/numbers/reports/student-evaluation-of-program for student evaluation of program reports.

College Support Services

Red River College is committed to student success and provides valuable support services to assist in helping students make the most of their time at RRC.

Visit www.rrc.ca/supports for more information.

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