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.

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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

Application Deadlines

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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.

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.

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

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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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-1160 Graphic Communications 3
COM-1164 Technical Communications 3
CON-1162 Engineering Management I 3
EDD-1160 Technical Drawing 1.5
MTH-1150 Engineering Math I 3
SUR-1150 Land Survey I 3
Term II
CON-1165 Construction Materials 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
Year 2
Term I
CIV-2256 Civil Software Applications 3
CIV-2257 Environmental Engineering 3
CON-2255 Construction Engineering II 3
CON-2260 Engineering Management II 3
ENF-2250 Fluid Mechanics 3
STS-2260 Statistics and Applied Research I 3
Term II
CIV-2260 Highway Design 3
CIV-2262 Structural Design I 6
CIV-2271 Water Resource Design 3
CIV-2274 Infrastructure Design 3
CIV-2275 Structural Design II 3
RSR-2265 Applied Research II 1.5
Term III
CIV-2298 Work Experience 1.5
 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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