If you envision a future shaping the look and design of a community from its buildings to bridges to water and sewer systems, then Civil Engineering Technology is the program for you. In this nationally and internationally accredited program, you’ll turn your strong mathematical and science skills into the creative and logical mind of a civil engineering technologist. 

Starting with a comprehensive introduction to engineering fundamentals in your first year and developing a practical understanding of engineering design in your second, you’ll become familiar with the latest tools and software, use industry-standard computer applications to complete your projects and even have opportunities to interact with today’s engineering technology professionals. 

Nationally and Internationally Accredited

The Civil Engineering Technology program is nationally accredited with Technology Accreditation Canada (TAC). A TAC nationally accredited program represents excellence in education, providing students, parents, faculty and industry with the confidence that the program has met the standards of the profession and graduates have the requisite knowledge and skill set to competently enter the workforce. - Technology Accreditation Canada.

As a result of the accreditation with TAC, all graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program are also internationally accredited.

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Career Opportunities

  • Construction Estimator
  • Construction Inspector                                                                      
  • Construction Manager                                                                       
  • Geo-Technologist
  • Government / Municipality Engineering
  • Consulting
  • Infrastructure Designer
  • Materials Testing Technologist
  • Roadway Designer
  • Structural Designer                                                                            
  • Quality Assurance / Control Technologist 

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2 years

Dates and Deadlines

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Program Availability
Domestic Status
International Status
International Status with Study Permit
Fall 2024


This program is available for International Students.

New applicants are accepted into the Civil Engineering Technology program for the Fall (September) term only.

General Admissions Requirements

All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admission section of this calendar.

Academic Requirements

In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of this calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):

  • a minimum grade of 50 percent in Grade12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60 percent in Grade 12 Math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
  • Grade 11 Physics or Grade 12 Science

Please note that Grade 12 Biology and/or Grade 12 Chemistry will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12 Science.

Basic understanding of computer technology such as word processing, copying files and familiarity working in a Windows-based environment is required.

Graduation Requirements

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, students are awarded a Civil Engineering Technology diploma.

Athabasca University

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program are eligible to receive 30 credits towards a number of post-diploma bachelor's degrees in Commerce, Management, Human Resources/Labour Relations, and Science at Athabasca University. To explore your options, please visit www.athabascau.ca

Lethbridge College

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program may gain a second diploma in Engineering Design Technology with an additional 1½ years of study (course scheduling permitting).

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT)

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program with a minimum GPA of 2.7, or a B- grade, on standard grading scales will be conditionally accepted into the BTech (Bachelor of Technology) degree program at NAIT. Applicants for transfer of credit shall complete all of the requested application procedures of NAIT including, but not limited to, written statements outlining personal objectives, career goals, letters of reference, work experience and community involvement, and such other information as may be requested and used by NAIT to determine whether the applicant complies with the requirements as set out or intended.

Royal Roads University

Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible for full block transfer into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University. For more information, please visit https://www.royalroads.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Graduates of Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program, who have completed the appropriate bridging courses, may be eligible for acceptance into the Post-Diploma Bachelor of Construction Management at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. For more information visit https://saskpolytech.ca/programs-and-courses/programs/Bachelor-of-Construction-Management.aspx

University of Alberta

Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma graduates with a GPA of 3.5 or higher are eligible to receive up to one year of transfer credit towards a Bachelor of Science (Engineering) at the University of Alberta. Admission is subject to the specific program, appropriate grades, and space availability. For the most current information on transferring to the Faculty of Engineering, please visit http://www.engineering.ualberta.ca/ProspectiveStudents/Admission/AdmissionRequirements/Technicalprograms.aspx

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Delivery Formats

The Civil Engineering Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.

On Campus

This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on campus in Lethbridge.


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Year 1
Term I
CAD-1160Graphic Communications3
CON-1162Engineering Management I3
EDD-1160Technical Drawing1.5
ENG-1159Writing for the Workplace3
MTH-1150Engineering Math I3
SUR-1150Land Survey I and Data Systems3
Term II
CON-1165Construction Materials3
CON-1180Construction Engineering I3
ENF-1166Statics and Strength of Materials3
ENF-1170Engineering Properties I3
MTH-1170Engineering Math II3
SUR-1180Land Survey II3
Year 2
Term I
CIV-2256Civil Software Applications3
CIV-2257Environmental Engineering3
CON-2255Construction Engineering II3
CON-2260Engineering Management II3
ENF-2250Fluid Mechanics3
STS-2260Statistics and Applied Research I3
Term II
CIV-2260Highway Design3
CIV-2262Structural Design I6
CIV-2271Water Resource Design3
CIV-2274Infrastructure Design3
CIV-2275Structural Design II3
RSR-2265Applied Research II1.5
Term III
CIV-2298Work Experience1.5
 Total Credits73.5

Practicum Experience Requirements

There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA)

If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA). Please direct your inquiries to the Program Chair.

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Tuition and Fees

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Students in this program are required to purchase a mobile learning device from the college. Check your admissions letter for more details or contact your program and check the Mobile Learning page.

Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.

Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.

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