Civil Engineering Technology

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Tuesday, Jan. 13 at 6 pm in the Lower Level Atrium, Aldred Centre, SAIT Main Campus

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Applications for Winter 2015 are accepted Aug. 1, 2014 to Jan. 5, 2015
Please note: Civil Engineering Technology is now waitlisted for Winter 2015 
Applications for Fall 2015 are accepted Oct. 15, 2014 to Sep. 8, 2015

Program Description

The Civil Engineering Technology (CVT) program prepares the next generation of civil design and construction professionals. The program covers fundamental and advanced topics in the Civil Engineering discipline. The program is applied in nature and covers the skills and knowledge that are most valuable to industry. In a technology enriched learning environment, students develop the technical competencies and character to succeed in the construction industry. The two year diploma program combines theoretical training, applied skills and laptop delivery modules.

The program has a common first year, by the end of which students choose a second-year option in either Construction Management or Municipal. If an option is oversubscribed, selection is based on the first year cumulative grade point average. This program starts in both fall and winter semesters of each year. Those starting in the fall study for two semesters per year with a summer break in between. Those starting in the winter semester, study for four consecutive semesters with a one to two week break between semesters.

Note: This program utilizes an e-Learning (SAIT issued laptop computer) instructional delivery method.

Your Career

Graduates find diverse work as civil engineering technologists. The following job titles may be received upon completion of program: civil engineering design technologist, traffic technologist, building inspector, material testing technologist, estimator and construction project coordinator.

Student Success

  • Proficiency in the following skills will help student success: mathematical skills, science skills (physics), communication skills (oral and written), problem-solving skills, and ability to work in a team environment or independently.
  • If you are an applicant with Applied Math 30 you should consider upgrading as the path to enter SAIT. If you are confident of your algebra and trigonometry skills, you may wish to complete an assessment exam to evaluate your math skills. Achieving a score of at least 65% on the SAIT Pure Math 30 Assessment Exam demonstrates knowledge to the level required and is acceptable as an equivalent.
  • Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.