Courses | Civil Technician | Assiniboine Community College
Courses And Costs

Costs listed below are for domestic students. International students should refer to our 'Estimated Fees for International Students' sheet on the International Students Costs webpage.

  • Year 1

    • Course ID Title Credits/CEUs Study

    • Legend: D - Distance Education, P - PLAR, E - Elective

      MATH-0093 Algebra (Civil) 6 credit(s)
      This course teaches the algebra skills required to be able to solve problems in other courses within the Civil Technician program. Topics include linear equations, factoring, exponents, radicals, determinants, quadratic equations, and logarithms.

      COMP-0200 AutoCAD 1 (Civil) 6 credit(s) P
      Students develop a basic understanding of personal computers, applications and technical drawing standards as they apply to the civil/architectural and mechanical disciplines. In addition they develop a comprehensive understanding of generic CAD concepts and procedures and 2D drawing and editing techniques.

      COMP-0201 AutoCAD 2 (Civil) 6 credit(s) P
      Prerequisite: COMP-0200 AutoCAD 1 (Civil) Students use their 2D drawing and editing skills to build their advanced CAD skills. These new skills include third angle projection standards, 3D modeling commands, controlling the display of their drawing including viewport, view point and paper space plotting. Students also learn the visualization tools of hidden line removal, rendering and the basic concepts of attributes.

      SCIE-0085 Chemistry 1 (Civil) 3 credit(s)
      This course is an enhanced review of high school chemistry with theoretical and practical emphasis on chemical compounds and reactions. Other topics covered are nuclear radiation, energy and gases.

      SCIE-0086 Chemistry 2 (Civil) 4.5 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: SCIE-0085 Chemistry 1 (Civil) This course is a continuation of Chemistry 1 (Civil). It covers the properties of solutions, acids and bases, and includes an introduction to organic chemistry and biochemistry.

      COMM-0138 Communications (Civil) 3 credit(s)
      This course introduces students to effective writing techniques that enable them to complete various business documents such as letters and memoranda. Students produce a variety of informal technical reports such as mechanism, incident, progress, field trip and progress reports.

      ENGR-0004 Construction Materials/Safety 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: DRFT-0011 Drafting Fundamentals (Civil) This course builds on the introduction to wood frame construction block presented in Drafting Fundamentals (Civil). Students study wood frame construction materials and systems. Application of these principles is achieved by the production of architectural working drawings (elevations, sections and details) for a residential project, structural details, and mechanical and electrical system layouts. Stair design and framing member selection using Canada Mortgage and Housing (CMHC) span tables is also presented.

      COOP-0014 Co-op Work Placement - CVLTC 12 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: Cumulative weighted grade point average (CWGPA) of 2.0 or greater This requires a minimum of 480 hours of full-time, paid, related work experience. The work placement, which is normally of 16-week duration, is subject to prior approval of and monitoring by a designated faculty member. Credit is given subject to the student submitting evidence that the work has been successfully completed. Work experience acquired prior to registration in the program is not eligible for this credit.

      DRFT-0011 Drafting Fundamentals (Civil) 9 credit(s) P
      Students are provided the skills to use standard board drafting equipment and are introduced to basic drafting standards and conventions (architectural and engineering). These include basic lettering form, drawing layout, line-work techniques, dimensioning, sectioning, symbols, abbreviations, pictorial drawings or orthographic drawings. The drawings produced use metric and imperial units. Instruction is provided in the form of lectures, demonstrations, video presentations and practical drawing assignments. The course also introduces students to basic wood frame construction materials and systems. Students apply drafting standards and conventions in the production of working drawings for a residential project.

      ENVR-0020 Environment, Ethics & Society 3 credit(s) P
      Prerequisite: COMM-0178 Technical Writing This course provides students with an insight into the importance of sustainable development in the electronics industry. The impact of electronics in society is studied and the profession is promoted through the understanding and practice of professional ethics. This program is based on material covered on the Certified Technicians and Technologists (CTTAM) ethics exam that is a requirement for technologists seeking certification.

      WRKP-0035 General Safety Training 0 credit(s)
      This course covers basic general safety content to provide students with core information necessary for them to protect themselves in the workplace. Although some examples used in the training may consider Manitoba legislation, this course has been developed using generic information that is not province-specific.

      MATH-0041 Geometry (Civil) 6 credit(s)
      This is a pre-calculus mathematics course with emphasis on trigonometry and geometry. A Hewlett-Packard 48G or 48GX graphic calculator is required throughout this course.

      MECH-0068 Mechanics (Civil) 6 credit(s)
      This course deals with the basic concepts of statics as applied to the analysis of frames and the determination of centroids of geometric bodies.

      COMM-0139 Report Writing (Civil) 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: COMM-0138 Communications (Civil) This course helps students to polish the communications skills learned in Communications (Civil). Emphasis is on producing written reports and giving oral briefings common to a scientific, engineering or industrial environment. Instruction also includes job placement and interview skills.

      ENGR-0003 Strength of Materials 1 3 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: MECH-0068 Mechanics (Civil) This is a basic course in strength of materials, which includes stress and deformation in deformable bodies. Moment of inertia calculations for simple and complex shapes are included along with shear and moment calculations, and diagrams for structural beams. Demonstrations of materials testing illustrate the physical behaviour of engineering materials.

      ENGR-0001 Surveying 1 6 credit(s)
      Students become familiar with survey equipment and its use, including horizontal measurement, levelling, calculation and measuring angles and topographic surveys.

      ENGR-0009 Surveying 2 6 credit(s)
      Prerequisite: ENGR-0001 Surveying 1 This course consists of traverses and calculations pertaining to systems of township layout and monumentation, the determination of areas and volumes.

      HLTH-0047 WHMIS 1 0 credit(s)
      If you work in the proximity of hazardous materials, this awareness course is for you. As an introduction to Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS), this course covers safe work habits with hazardous materials, Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS), and labelling of hazardous materials. This course is presented in a straightforward, non-technical manner.

    Tuition and other related fees: $5660
    Textbooks, tools, supplies and extracurricular costs: $1060

Fast Facts

Duration/Start 1 year/September

Credential Certificate

Credits 88.5

Optional Exit No

Co-op Work Placement Yes

Distance Delivery No

International Students Yes

Study Options
On Campus
Open to International Students