If you envision a future shaping the look and design of your community from its buildings to bridges to water and sewer systems, then Civil Engineering Technology is the program for you. In this nationally-accredited program, you’ll turn your strong mathematical and science skills into the creative yet 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.Apply Now Grab and Go Information
- Construction Estimator
- Construction Inspector
- Construction Manager
- Government / Municipality Engineering
- Infrastructure Designer
- Materials Testing Technologist
- Roadway Designer
- Structural Designer
- Quality Assurance / Control Technologist
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Students 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.
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.
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
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 a block transfer with the appropriate prerequisite qualification into the third year of the Bachelor of Commerce in Entrepreneurial Management at Royal Roads University.
Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)
Graduates of Lethbridge College's Civil Engineering Technology diploma program are eligible to transfer up to 30 credits towards the Bachelor of Science Construction Project Management at SAIT.
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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The Civil Engineering Technology program is available through the following delivery methods.
This program is delivered in a face-to-face format on the main Lethbridge College campus in accordance with AHS guidelines. Lectures, labs and hands-on training opportunities will all take place on-campus in Lethbridge.
|CON-1162||Engineering Management I||3|
|MTH-1150||Engineering Math I||3|
|SUR-1150||Land Survey I||3|
|CON-1180||Construction Engineering I||3|
|ENF-1166||Statics and Strength of Materials||3|
|ENF-1170||Engineering Properties I||3|
|MTH-1170||Engineering Math II||3|
|SUR-1180||Land Survey II||3|
|CIV-2256||Civil Software Applications||3|
|CON-2255||Construction Engineering II||3|
|CON-2260||Engineering Management II||3|
|STS-2260||Statistics and Applied Research I||3|
|CIV-2262||Structural Design I||6|
|CIV-2271||Water Resource Design||3|
|CIV-2275||Structural Design II||3|
|RSR-2265||Applied Research II||1.5|
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.
Tuition and Fees
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.
“My two years at Lethbridge College were fulfilling and successful. After transferring from another post-secondary institution, I was looking for a place that would be welcoming and accommodating to my needs. Lethbridge College was that place, thanks to the faculty and staff that supported me through my Civil Engineering Technology program. During my education I learned valuable skills and methods that assisted me in beginning my career following graduation. I cherish my time spent at the College, as it has helped shape my career and future.”
“I am a firm believer that effort yields results, so I threw myself into my studies and was rewarded with student awards acknowledging my effort and circumstances. Because of those awards, I was able to complete my diploma. Student awards change lives, giving people with nothing the opportunity and time to become something that they themselves can be proud of.”
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