Construction Engineering Technician Program (T161)

Program Description

Program Overview

This 2-year program is eligible for a $40,000 scholarship.*

Construction engineering technicians work with home builders and general contractors, bid for construction work and organize and supervise the participation of various trades involved in a construction project. This two-year Construction Engineering Technician diploma program provides the technical skills and knowledge required to assist in all phases of residential, small commercial and industrial construction projects.

*Domestic students only — see page for details.

Full Description

The Construction Engineering Technician program studies the characteristics of various building types.  The program focuses on:

  • interpretation of construction documents
  • on-site building engineering and safety
  • project costs (labour, materials and equipment)
  • building codes and construction contracts
  • site management practices
  • construction surveying
  • building materials 
  • construction graphics and detailing 

*If you enrol in the program in January, you are required to complete semester 2 in the summer (May to August) of the same year in order to continue into semester 3 in the fall.

Your Field Education Options

Please contact the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management for updated information regarding field education and experiential learning options.

Career & Postgraduate Study Opportunities

Career Options

Graduates from this program enter the industry as: 

  • construction technicians
  • construction site managers
  • project and construction managers
  • construction estimators
  • home builders
  • general contractors
  • building and home inspectors
  • construction technical sales agents

Graduates may even choose to start their own businesses.


Construction is the engine that drives the GTA and Ontario economies. In 2019, the industry generated over 360,000 on-site and off-site jobs, paid more than $22 billion in wages and created almost $43 billion in Ontario’s built environment. Nationally, the construction industry employs one out of every 14 working Canadians. However, there remains a shortage of educated and highly skilled workers in the sector.

With an expanding regional transit network stimulating redevelopment and growth and population and demographic shifts at the heart of a demand surge for housing, the GTA has the largest construction activity of any region in Canada. In fact, the City of Toronto continues to report the highest number of construction cranes of any city in North America.

Despite the recent challenges, the construction sector in Ontario remains strong, led by significant government investment and continued demand for housing.

School of Construction Management Program Advisory Committee (PAC) has an engaged committee with a good and broad representation of the industry. Members contribute their ideas and opinions with respect to curriculum changes, industry trends, awards and scholarships, competitions, special events, work experience and mentoring for students. 

Alumni Impact

We are immensely proud of the contributions of our alumni in Toronto and around the globe.

From Michelin-starred restaurants to major construction, entertainment, community and financial organizations, our graduates are truly making an impact across a range of industries.

Latest Alumni Stories

Educational Pathways

Option to continue to third year of Construction Engineering Technology Program (T105) for an Advanced Diploma. Join the waiting list before your fourth semester. 

Pathways to the Honours Bachelor of Technology (Construction Management) degree program are also available after completing the three-year Construction Engineering Technology program. Minimum of 3.0 GPA required. 

For more information, see Transfer Guide.

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