What to Expect
Basic skills taught include construction management, cost estimating, structures, supervision, building science, contract law, construction equipment, construction safety, project planning and scheduling, reports and presentations, cost control and building regulations.
Classroom & Study Hours
Course delivery is based on the classroom/lab model. Classroom lecture courses are usually two hours long. Hands-on laboratory work complements the lecture material. Both lectures and labs are supplemented by in-the-field learning. Students are expected to attend all classes to permit evaluation by instructors and to facilitate learning in lab environments.
Students can expect to spend, on average:
- 27 hours per week attending classes over the course of a semester.
- 20 to 30 hours per week studying and completing class assignments.
Is This Program For You?
This program will appeal to people who enjoy:
- Organizing activities
- Team environments
- Fast paced schedules
- Progress tracking
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. To be successful, construction engineering technologists need;
- Planning & organizational skills
- Ability to manage people and processes
- Creative problem solving
- Time management skills
- Excellent communication skills
Skills You Will Acquire
Skills are taught in an environment that allows the student to develop communication skills and attitudes compatible to success as a construction engineering technologist. In this two-year program, graduates will gain skills in:
- construction project planning, scheduling and management
- quantity take-off, estimating and tendering
- contract administration, contract law, cost control and sub-trade co-ordination
- computer applications in construction
- knowledge of construction industry materials, products, building systems and codes
- blueprint reading, sketching of details, site surveying and specification interpretation
- supervision and productivity improvement
- quality control
- building assessments
Women in Technology and Trades
The Construction 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.
- Visit the Women in Technology and Trades page
- See upcoming WITT events
- Learn more about the WITT Industry Mentorship Program
Using their superior applied engineering skills, teams from NAIT, alumni, and other institutions race to build rope suspension bridges across a creek and simulate a construction rescue scenario. This annual autumn event hosted by the Construction Engineering Technology program delivers laughs, excitement and lots of fun! Watch the video.