What to Expect
The Civil Engineering Technology program is delivered via the following settings:
- classrooms lecture
- computer labs
- geotechnical labs
- field surveying
Classroom & Study Hours
Students can expect to spend on average
- 27 hours per week attending classes and labs over the course of the 2-year program.
- 20-45 hours per week studying, completing assignments and doing research.
Students in the co-op stream can expect to spend
- A 6 month work placement (May through October) following the first year in work placements
- one 12 week and one 13 week semester of academic study at NAIT
- A second 6 month work placement
- A final 8 week semester of academic study at NAIT
Is This Program For You?
An interest in and an aptitude for applied sciences, especially those with a physics base, is a definite asset to anyone considering this program.
Applying for the Co-op programUse the same application instructions and procces as the full-time program.
Skills you will acquire
Graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology program will have skills in:
- designing, drafting, surveying, testing, inspecting, and supervising transportation and land development projects
- project management including specifications, estimating, scheduling, and supervising
- designing and drafting of wood, steel, and reinforced concrete buildings and structures
- design and quality control of soils, concrete and asphalt for engineering projects
- researching and presenting technical documents using computer applications
- highway design/geomatics
- urban services design
- geotechnical design
- pavement design
- applied research
- use of computers in engineering tasks
Women in Technology and Trades
The Civil Engineering Technology program is supported by Women in Technology and Trades (WITT), an offering of NAIT Student Engagement. The goal of WITT is to ensure that all female students are aware of and prepared for the career opportunities that are available to them in diverse technical fields. Throughout the year, WITT provides networking events, lunch and learns, mentorship opportunities and support services that are available to women in technology and trades programs at NAIT.