Where it Can Take You
Successful graduates will have a good understanding of all facets of construction and general contracting. A strong need for qualified construction engineering technologists continues to provide opportunities for program graduates. Typical employers include construction firms, government agencies, construction material manufacturers and suppliers, property developers and consulting firms.
Graduates without prior construction experience are being hired as entry level project coordinators or managers, estimators and superintendents within the construction and manufacturing industries. Others are employed at supervisory and intermediate project management levels, and as site superintendents and technical sales representatives. Some graduates start their own construction company in residential or commercial construction.
Typical career positions include;
- project coordinator/manager
- sub-trade coordinator
- business development officer
- field/project engineering technologist
- site superintendent
- contract administrator
- safety officer
- buyer/purchaser agent
- shop foreman/equipment manager
- technical sales representative
- technical instructor
- cost control technologist
- construction manager
For more information about careers, duties, working conditions and salaries, visit:
- Human Resources and Skills Development Canada - Construction Managers
- Alberta Learning Information Services (ALIS) WAGEinfo - Construction
What successful grads have to say
Graduate Information & Opportunities
Pre/Post Graduation Affiliation
Graduates will have the credentials to be affiliated with the:
- Association of Science & Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta
- Canadian Construction Association Gold Seal Program
Further Career Enhancement Courses
Students may wish to obtain supplementary diplomas in Civil Engineering Technology or Architectural Technology through NAIT. Credit may be given for courses with similar content. This program qualifies as the first two years towards a Bachelor of Technology in Construction Management (BTECH-CM) degree at NAIT.
Advanced Credit Possibilities
Graduates wishing to continue their studies may be granted advanced credit at Canadian and American universities. Factors include individual university entrance requirements and student academic achievement. The Construction Engineering Technology graduate may wish to pursue a Bachelor of Technology or degrees in Engineering or Architecture.
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