Diploma in Civil Engineering Design and Technology

Diploma in Civil Engineering Design and Technology

Get employable skills in Civil Engineering Design and Technology.







Graduates of this program have demonstrated achievement in vocational learning outcomes which relate to engineering in general and civil engineering that are necessary to perform their roles according to recognized civil engineering practices. This enables graduates to evaluate assignments, establish objectives, set parameters, determine, and implement appropriate procedures and actions. Graduates can adhere to applicable laws, to exercise due diligence in the workplace, adhere to health and safety practices, and to work in accordance with labour-management principles and practices. Graduates are prepared to assume responsibility for their work and may work independently or interdependently as part of a civil engineering or multi-disciplinary team.


  1. Computer Application for Engineering
  2. Business Communication
  3. Physics
  4. Fundamentals in Mathematics
  5. Foundation Engineering
  6. Masonry Structural Design
  7. Blue Prints and Engineering Drawings
  8. Engineering Law
  9. Geo Environment
  10. Primavera (P3) Project Management
  11. Timberline & Construction Estimation
  12. Building Science & Home Inspection
  13. Ontario Building Code
  14. Staad Pro 2007
  15. AutoCAD
  16. MicroStation
  17. Engineering Project
  18. Career Development for Engineers

Career Opportunities

Graduates of Civil Engineering Technologists and Technicians Diploma can work as:

  • Civil Engineering Technician,
  • Civil Engineering Technologist,
  • Construction Technologist,
  • Foundation Technologist,
  • Highway Technician,
  • Structural Design Technologist,
  • Structural Investigator,
  • Building Material Technician,
  • Home Inspector,
  • Civil Engineering Draft

Admission Requirements

  • Grade 12 (OSSD) or equivalent
  • If you are 19 years or older and do not have an OSSD or equivalent, a minimum passing score of 16 on the Wonderlic SLE entrance test
  • Grade 12 English and Math (College/University level or equivalent)
  • Good oral and written English skills
  • Admissions interview to determine suitability for the program.

Students can apply and be granted advanced standing and exemptions based on their previous postsecondary studies. The following are required: (a) A request by the students indicating clearly what course(s) they are requesting advanced standing for and the reason for the request; (b) Official transcripts, and/or assessments, certificates based on which the advanced standing is requested.

Advanced standing or exemption will be granted in cases wither the skills and knowledge outcomes of the previous academic work done by the applicant are essentially identical to those of the subject/module as offered by North American College, as determined by the academic and administrative staff of the College, and, if required, by an interview with a member of the academic staff who teaches the subject/module in question. An advanced academic standing/exemption is considered approved only when it is approved in writing by North American College’s admission office. It is the responsibility of individuals who intend to apply for advanced standing to do so before finalizing their registration on the College.

More Details

Graduates of this diploma program are trained to: proposal development (construction of roads, bridges, sewers, water mains, and other infrastructure), cost estimation, field work (materials testing and project administration), apply communication, documentation, computer applications, information technology, and teamwork skills to support the civil engineering activities of an organization.

A special feature of this program is the “capstone” Engineering Project course taken at the end of the third term which includes such topics as: project management concepts; needs identification techniques; proposed solutions preparation; the project life cycle; the project manager’s responsibilities and skills; the effective project team; types of project organizations; project communications and documentation; project planning, scheduling, and control; resource considerations; and cost planning and performance evaluation. In this course, students can replicate an actual mechanical engineering project under the direction of NAC’s instructors who are also practicing professional engineers.

Another feature is the Career Development for Engineers course taken in the final term which focuses on career planning and effective job search strategies, the techniques of researching companies, the basics of interviewing including a review of typical interview questions and role-playing, with all of this being presented and directed by senior practicing engineers who have direct and current experience with interviewing and hiring engineering technicians.


What is the Unique features of Civil Engineering Design and Technology Diploma program at North American College of Information Technology

This program is particularly designed for individuals who have non-Canadian education qualifications and experience. This diploma is approved from Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities with Advanced Standing, which means Foreign-trained Civil Engineers will learn most widely used software and modules required for the Canadian job market. In just 31 weeks, a Foreign-trained Civil Engineer will be job ready. Save time, learn what is missing, be prepared and be on the job!

How long will it take to complete Civil Engineering Design and Technology Diploma program at North American College of Information Technology?

As a Foreign-trained Civil Engineer you will be enrolled in Civil Engineering Design and Technology Diploma program at North American College of Information Technology for 31 weeks. You will learn Canadian Engineering Law, Ontario Building Code, Geo Environment, Primavera, Building Science and Home Inspection, Timberline, Staad Pro, Auto CAD, Microstation, Engineering Project and Career Development modules of the program.

Who will be eligible for Advanced Standing for Civil Engineering Design and Technology Diploma program at North American College of Information Technology?

A special feature of this program is that it has been designed for recent immigrants to Canada who have substantial training and experience in Civil Engineering from another country and who find it difficult to find employment in Canada because their foreign certification or experience are not recognized by employers. When these people apply, their overseas credentials are assessed by the registrar’s office; then they have a personal meeting to discuss their qualifications; they then take an advanced placement test and they are invited to sit in on a couple of classes to get a good idea of our standards and instructional methods.

If they qualify, they can then register into the final 31 weeks of the program, where they will be taking courses such as Canadian Engineering Law, Geo Environment, Building Science, Ontario Building Code, and get trained on industry standard software packages such as Primavera, Timberline, Staad Pro, Auto CAD and Microstation.



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