Civil Engineering Technology Access, Certificate

Get a head start in Civil Engineering. Upgrade your math, physics and English skills and take courses in technical drawing, graphics and computing to prepare yourself for Camosun's Civil Engineering Technology Diploma program.

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8 months

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Alternate between full-time studies and full-time paid work, better preparing you to embark on your career after graduation.
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Building the world around you

Start in September

Missing program requirements for Civil Engineering Technology? Our Access program will prepare you for this popular Camosun program. Upgrade your math, physics and English skills and take courses in technical drawing, graphics and computing that you'll need for your next step.

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In less than a year, you can earn a certificate and a guaranteed seat in the next intake of the Civil Engineering Technology diploma program.

This 8-month program is designed for students interested in the Civil Engineering Technology program who do not currently meet the admission requirements or who wish to refresh their skills before entering the diploma program. While upgrading their academic credentials and learning skills, students will have the opportunity to take one or more courses which will give credit towards the Civil Engineering Technology diploma.

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What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Program outline

Year One

Academic Term One

All of:

  • COMP 156 - Computer Concepts Credits: 3
  • ENGL 130 - Preparatory Technical Writing Credits: 3
  • MATH 139 - Algebra,Triangle Trigonometry, & Geometry Credits: 3
  • PHYS 101 - Introduction to Physics Credits: 3
  • TEAC 105 - Explorations in Technology Credits: 3

Academic Term Two

All of:

  • CHEM 175 - Chemistry Essentials for Civil/Mech Credits: 3
  • CIVE 131 - Graphical Communications 1 Credits: 3 *
  • ENGL 170 - Technical & Professional Communication 1 Credits: 3 *
  • LRNS 102 - Learning Skills for Technology Credits: 1.5
  • MATH 107 - Applied Precalculus Credits: 3
  • PHYS 104 - General College Physics 1 Credits: 3


* Carries credit into the Civil Engineering Technology program.

Next steps

After completing the Civil Engineering Technology Access program with a minimum of C in every course, you will have met all the requirements for:

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2024, to August 31, 2025

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Civil Engineering Technology Access, Certificate

$4,356 (domestic)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

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Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

One of:

  • C in English 10 
  • C in English 10 Camosun Alternative  

And one of:

  • B in Principles of Math 10 or Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus 10
  • C in Principles of Math 11 or Pre-calculus 11 
  • B in MATH 053 
  • B in MATH 072 
  • B in MATH 075 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 077 

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

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Bai Bao-Qin

Bai Bao-Qin

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology
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Peter Burrage

Peter Burrage

Program Leader - Engineering Bridge, Instructor - Civil Engineering
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For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Civil Engineering Department

Campus location

Technologies Building (TEC) 169

Location link

Interurban Campus



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