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  • Objectives
    Civil Engineering Technology is a three-year program that trains students in the management and design of construction projects, in surveying, in environmental studies, and in the laboratory techniques used in testing concrete, asphalt, soils and crushed stone. This program is the only one of its kind among anglophone colleges in Quebec. Among the skills you will acquire are: * preparing engineering drawings using both the computer and the drafting table * developing project management skills such as construction schedules and cost control * assessing environmental impact of various construction projects * performing basic design calculations for steel, concrete and wood structures * planning, designing, constructing, and managing various infrastructure project *designing and drafting a complete preliminary road design project
  • Practical experience
    In your final year, you will participate in a training internship that will allow you to apply your skills in the field.
  • Academic Title
    Civil Engineering Technology Diploma
  • Course description
    Term 1
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    201-912-DW    Introduction to Applied Mathematics    4 - 2 - 4    90

    Description:    The purpose of this course is to make the student think, specifically in the area of mathematical problems arising from current procedures in civil engineering; e.g. surveying, estimating, CAD, and design in general. The student will be taught to develop mathematical skills to solve these problems, as well as the preparation needed for the Technical Calculus.
     
    221-101-DW    Civil Engineering Drawings I    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Description:    This course introduces the fundamentals for producing civil engineering drawings using industry standards.
     
    221-141-DW    Construction I    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Description:    This course introduces the fundamental elements of a building: construction materials, methods and terminology, and complete construction cycle, in particular for residential buildings. Construction drawings, estimates, planning, foundations, wood structures, and exterior and interior finishing are covered. Site visits will assist students in understanding the theory.
     
    221-151-DW    Surveying I    2 - 3 - 2    75

    Description:    This course introduces the basic concepts of construction surveying. Field exercises provide the student with training on the chain, level, transit, theodolite, and total station. The preparation of legible and concise field notes and sketches is emphasized. Projects include benchmark leveling, profile leveling, traversing, and mapping. Detailed drawings are produced from field data.
     
    311-912-DW    Health and Safety    3 - 0 - 1    45

    Description:    This is a course to introduce the student to the basic safety and security procedures used on construction sites. Successful completion of the course will allow the students to obtain their Construction Security Card, a government requirement for accessing construction sites.
     
    General Education

    • 109-103-02    Health and Physical Education    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 603-101-04    Introduction to College English    2 - 2 - 4    60

    Term 2
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    203-912-DW    Civil Engineering Physics I    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Michelle Raimbert teaching section(s) 01 02
    Description:    The content and theory of this course includes: vectors, equilibrium of a particle, moments and equilibrium of a rigid body, Newton’s laws, Newton’s Universal Law of Gravity, work and energy, simple machines, electrostatics, Coloumbs’ Law, discrete electric fields, potential, Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s laws, series AC-circuits, lab measurement, error analysis, and graphs. The course also focuses on labs related to the above topics as well as to other topics that are covered through experiments.
     
    221-242-DW    Construction II    2 - 2 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Sofia Babarutsi teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Prerequisite:    221-141-DW - Construction I
    Description:    This course introduces and demonstrates to the students the principles and practices of construction technology related to structural materials, construction equipment, construction procedures, structural systems and quantity estimates. It includes preparation and layout of construction sites; selection of appropriate construction equipment; concrete , reinforcing and formwork; beams, columns and floor slab systems; material, systems and installation procedures related to roofing for residential and industrial buildings. To understand the construction procedures, students will visit construction sites where a project is in progress.
     
    221-252-DW    Surveying II    2 - 2 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Fahmi Farah teaching section(s) 01 L1
    Robert Delatolla teaching section(s) L2 L3
    Prerequisite:    221-151-DW - Surveying I
    Description:    Topics covered include traverse surveying and computations, the theory of leveling, stadia, total stations and specialized surveying/3-D surface computer applications. Field exercises provide the student with training on the electronic theodolite, electronic distance measurement EDM (total station), and global positioning systems (GPS). A detailing project is completed with data gathered by traditional surveying techniques, stadia, and electronic methods.
     
    221-261-DW    Technology of Aggregates    2 - 2 - 2    60
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Fahmi Farah teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2 L3
    Description:    Topics in this course include principles of physical geology, minerals and rock formation, rock types, properties and uses of natural aggregates, sources of aggregate materials, standards, specifications, and testing methods. A quarry visit and a field trip to observe natural deposits of sand and gravel assist the student to understand the theory.
     
    General Education

    • 345-103-04    Knowledge    3 - 1 - 3    60
    • 602-10_-03    French: Bloc A    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-102-04    Literary Genres    2 - 2 - 3    60
    • COMP 1    Complementary         

    Term 3
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    203-923-DW    Civil Engineering Physics II    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Prerequisite:    203-912-DW - Civil Engineering Physics I
    Description:    Course description was not provided in time for publication. Check website regularly for updated information or consult with the Chair of the Program.
     
    221-302-DW    Civil Engineering Drawings II    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    221-101-DW - Civil Engineering Drawings I
    Description:    The student will learn to use AutoCAD to draw and edit plan views, elevations, sections and details for Civil Engineering drawings in both metric and imperial units.
     
    221-362-DW    Concrete    2 - 3 - 2    75
    Prerequisite:    221-261-DW - Technology of Aggregates
    Description:    Topics in this course include: cement and concrete industries, types of concrete - plain, reinforced, pre-cast and pre-stressed, selection and design of concrete mixes, air-entrainment and additives, sampling and testing of fresh concrete, ready-mixed and site-mixed concrete, transporting, placing, finishing and curing concrete, hot weather and cold weather concreting, testing hardened concrete, concrete mix design using computer programs.
     
    221-364-DW    Soils I    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    221-261-DW - Technology of Aggregates
    Description:    The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of soil engineering and to aid them in attaining the proper perspective on the role of laboratory testing in soil investigations. Students will also become familiar with the methods of taking and recording information gathered from field investigation, interpreting results and evaluating their significance. This course deals with the nature of soils; their engineering properties, classification, compaction, and laboratory testing and techniques. Laboratory tests include classification, atterberg limits, specific gravity, hydrometer analysis, and compaction.
     
    221-371-DW    Physical Environment    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Description:    The objective of this course is to introduce and demonstrate to the students the major environmental concerns and to propose environmental measures for pollution protection. Students will identify and asses the environmental impacts that arise from various engineering projects, and will plan and carry out environmental impact studies. This course deals with environmental regulations; atmospheric emissions; global warming and greenhouse effects: acid rain; global climate change; effects of pollution on ecological systems.
     
    General Education

    • 109-104-02    Physical Activity    0 - 2 - 1    30
    • 345-102-03    World Views    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 602-B__-03    French: Bloc B    2 - 1 - 3    45
    • 603-103-04    Literary Themes    2 - 2 - 3    60

    Term 4
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    221-444-DW    Estimating I    1 - 3 - 1    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Carmelo Curiale teaching section(s) 01
    Robert Delatolla teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-242-DW - Construction II
    Description:    This is an introductory course in the fundamentals of performing quantity take-offs from drawings. Students will be given actual construction drawings and instructed in estimating quantities of materials.
     
    221-462-DW    Bituminous Mix    2 - 3 - 2    75
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Stephen Babb teaching section(s) 01 L1 L2
    Prerequisite:    221-261-DW - Technology of Aggregates
    Description:    This course involves the study of the manufacturing and properties of asphalt cement, full-depth pavement design and the design and testing of an asphalt-cement mix using the Marshall test.
     
    221-481-DW    Structural Analysis    2 - 2 - 5    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Joe Di Cesare teaching section(s) 01 02
    Prerequisite:    203-923-DW - Civil Engineering Physics II
    Description:    This course is an introduction to structural analysis. The course covers various types of structures, types of loads, the response of the structure in terms of reactions, internal forces and deformations. The analysis for structural members is done with manual computations and a structural analysis program.
     
    221-491-DW    Stage Preparation    1 - 3 - 0    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Stephen Babb teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    311-912-DW - Health and Safety
    Description:    The Stage Preparation course involves a work term (stage) in industry. The work term starts with the Victoria Day weekend in May at the end of the fourth semester, and extends into August at the beginning of the fifth semester. The purpose of this course is to place students in an actual working environment of one of the fields of civil engineering for a continuous work period. The students will be remunerated during this work stage. Students will learn the basic job search skills of preparing a c.v. in both French and English and how to conduct themselves in a job interview. Students will also use the various job search tools such as the Internet, job advertisements and specialized directories of companies.
     
    General Education
    • 109-105-02    Active Living    1 - 1 - 1    30
    • 345-BXH-03    Applied Themes in Humanities    3 - 0 - 3    45
    • 603-BXE-04    Applied Themes in English    2 - 2 - 2    60
    • COMP 2    Complementary         

    Term 5
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    221-545-DW    Estimating II    1 - 3 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    221-444-DW - Estimating I
    Description:    The course is a continuation of Estimating I and is designed to expand on the notions taught in the previous course. It will also introduce the student to additional costs such as indirect costs , insurance , general conditions, overhead, insurance, bonds, etc. An emphasis is also placed on reading and understanding construction plans
     
    221-546-DW    Specifications    2 - 3 - 2    75
    Prerequisite:    221-242-DW - Construction II
    Description:    Topics in this course include the purpose of specifications, formats, standards and indexing systems, different categories of specifications, analysis of information contained in plans and specifications. The course also includes a detailed study of construction contracts and a study of liability of all parties engaged in the construction industry.
     
    221-547-DW    Project Management I    2 - 1 - 2    45
    Prerequisite:    221-242-DW - Construction II
    Description:    This is an introductory course in planning and scheduling techniques and organizational structures for running larger construction projects. It includes the study of the critical path method for scheduling using microcomputer and CPM software, as well as cost control.
     
    221-554-DW    Roads I    1 - 2 - 2    45

    Prerequisite:    221-252-DW - Surveying II
    Description:    Topics in this course include the theory of circular, vertical, and spiral curves, the stakeout of a circular curve, analysis of topographic maps and aerial photography, area and volume calculations, and road profile design. Training is provided on electronic surveying techniques including the operation of data collectors, computer processing of survey data, and the production of surveying drawings using AutoCAD and Microsurvey CAD Pro.
     
    221-574-DW    Engineering and Environment    2 - 1 - 3    45

    Prerequisite:    221-371-DW - Physical Environment
    Description:    The objective of this course is to introduce students to the field of environmental engineering technology related to wastewater; solid waste; and site remediation. Students will become familiar with various environmental standards and regulations; as well as with laboratory techniques to test the characteristics of water and wastewater. This course deals with the environmental technology of wastewater treatment plants; municipal solid waste management; methods for hazardous waste management and site remediation.
     
    221-575-DW    Municipal Engineering I    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Prerequisite:    221-371-DW - Physical Environment
    Corequisite:    221-574-DW - Engineering and Environment
    Description:    This course is an introduction to the technical design of drinking water purification plants and water distribution systems based on the principles and theory of water treatment and hydraulics. Students will become familiar with environmental laws, regulations and directives for drinking water; analysis, design, operation, and maintenance of drinking water purification plants; and the design and analysis of water distribution systems. It introduces the WaterCAD software for water distribution modeling.
     
    221-583-DW    Reinforced Concrete    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Prerequisite:    221-481-DW - Structural Analysis
    Description:    The student learns to design reinforced concrete beams, slabs, columns and footings based on the standards using in practice.
     
    221-593-DW    Stage Evaluation    0 - 3 - 1    45
    Prerequisite:    221-491-DW - Stage Preparation
    Description:    This course will show the student how too establish professional relationships in the presence of co-workers, clients, and members of the public and site staff. The student will also learn how to perform in a working environment according to the fields of competency established by current laws and regulations.

    Term 6
    Course Number     Course Name     C - L - H     Hrs
    221-648-DW    Project Management II    2 - 1 - 2    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Carmelo Curiale teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-547-DW - Project Management I
    Description:    This course is a continuation to project management I in which the framework of project management will be further discussed and applied. There will be specific concentration on project management knowledge areas such as project planning, scheduling and monitoring, quality control, scope management, resource management, changes to scope of work, budget monitoring and control and cash flow monitoring.
     
    221-649-DW    Inspections    2 - 3 - 2    75
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Carmelo Curiale teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-546-DW - Specifications
    Description:    The student is introduced to inspection techniques and requirements for building construction for both commercial and residential applications based on building codes, and to common practice techniques used by the AIBQ (Association des Inspecteurs du Batiment du Quebec)
     
    221-655-DW    Roads II    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Robert Delatolla teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-554-DW - Roads I
    Description:    This course introduces the student to both manual and computer methods of road design. Topics including the historical development of roads, transportation project planning, pedestrian, driver, and vehicle characteristics, vehicle dynamics, stopping sight distance, passing sight distance, circular curve radius, and all stages of a road design project will be introduced. Students will work in groups to undertake a real highway design project from conception to completion, according to the Quebec standards of road design. During the implementation of the project, students will be introduced to all aspects of road design in detail.
     
    221-665-DW    Soils II    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Stephen Babb teaching section(s) 01
    Robert Delatolla teaching section(s) 01 L1
    Prerequisite:    221-364-DW - Soils I
    Description:    A continuation of course Soils I, this course includes consolidation and settlement, shear strength of soils and design of foundations. Laboratory tests include unconfined compression and California Bearing Ratio.
     
    221-676-DW    Municipal Engineering II    2 - 1 - 1    45
    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Sofia Babarutsi teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-575-DW - Municipal Engineering I
    Description:    This course examines the principles of hydraulics and hydrology as applied to technical design of sanitary sewer and stormwater systems. It analyses the design and layout of sanitary sewer and stormwater systems in relation to environmental regulations and standards. Students will become familiar with technology and techniques of inspecting, operating, maintaining, and rehabilitating wastewater and stormwater systems. This course introduces the SewerCAD and StormCAD software for the analysis and design of sewer and stormwater systems.
     
    221-677-DW    Building Systems    2 - 1 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Sofia Babarutsi teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-575-DW - Municipal Engineering I
    Description:    The objective of this course is to identify the environmental aspects to design healthy and comfortable building environments. This course introduces students to the fundamental engineering concepts and design principles of building plumbing systems; ventilation systems for pollutant control; heating, air-conditioning systems; liquid and solid wastes in household; noise pollution and control; fire protection and smoke detection. Students will become familiar with the regulations and standards provided by the plumbing code as well as with the use of SPIPE and DPIPE software to design building water distribution and drainage systems.
     
    221-685-DW    Steel Structures    2 - 2 - 2    60

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Joe Di Cesare teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-481-DW - Structural Analysis
    Description:    This course introduces the student to the design of the basic structural steel elements using design tables and procedures; dimensioning and shop drawings of flexural, compressive, tensile steel members, framed and seated connections, bracing systems; and erection of steel structures.
     
    221-686-DW    Wood Structures    1 - 2 - 1    45

    Teacher(s) for Winter 2009:    Joe Di Cesare teaching section(s) 01
    Prerequisite:    221-481-DW - Structural Analysis
    Description:    This course is an introduction to the design of wood structures; wood structural elements used in residential, commercial and industrial buildings as well as formwork for concrete; and dimensioning of structural wood members using tables and design procedures.

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