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ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician Course – Sign up now!

March 27, 2017

Attention Civil and Construction Management Students,

Have some of you recently secured a co-op position that requires completion of the ACI Level 1 Concrete Field Testing Technician course?

Please sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited.

The course will run in the CARSI Lab from May 1st to May 4th, 2017.
The cost is $420.00 CDN payable now or on the first day the class. Registration Forms are available in the Civil Co-op office (Room A1-28).

The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies – Employer Appreciation Evening

December 8, 2015

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The Annual School of Construction and Engineering Technologies’ Employer Appreciation Evening was held on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in the Voyageur Cafeteria at Red River College to acknowledge those employers that hired our co-op education students during the summer of 2015.
The evening was a smash success with over 150 in attendance. Nancy Wheatley, Dean of the School of Construction and Engineering Technologies was the Master of Ceremonies. Our President, Paul Vogt, gave an opening speech, our V.P. Academics & Research, Christine Crowe, presented the draws prizes and posed for pictures with the winners. Our Director – Development, Patti Johannesson, was also present along with Elizabeth Glaseman – Alumni Relations Manager.
All attendees enjoyed a Roast Beef Buffet and complimentary bar. To further display the College’s thank and appreciation, 19 special prizes were drawn and handed out to lucky employers. Draw prizes included a Rival Stainless Steel Roaster Oven, 30L Wet/Dry Shopvac, $100 Cabela’s Gift Card, Coleman Perfectflow Instastart Grill Stove, and Kitchenaid 10-Pc Stainless Steel Cookware Set, to name a few. All attendees also received a gorgeous Red River Ceramic coffee mug.

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The excitement that the employers showed in sharing in the celebration of another successful year of the Co-operative Education Program was strongly evident. All look forward to continuing their relationship with the college and hiring more of our students in 2016. We hope to see you all again next year!

A special thanks goes out to the following coordinators who helped organize this event:
Cabinetry and Woodworking Technology (CWT)
Don Young
Electrical Engineering Technology (EET)
Hojat Norouzi
Greenspace Horticulture (GH)
Ruth Rob
Civil Engineering Technology (CET)
Denis Loiselle, Dylan Yanchynski, Patricia Oleksiew (CET)

Learning Inside and Outside of the Classroom

December 22, 2014

IMG_00000294“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it” –  William Arthur Ward, inspirational author

Field trips and guest speakers have always made students young and old excited about a class. That’s no different in college. We have had many people from industry partner with the Civil Engineering Technology department in varied ways. We have had many past graduates speak to our first year students to help guide them through the maze of programs to choose from. We have had industry experts come to classes and lunch ‘n learns to share new ideas or to confirm the lessons in the classroom about construction, environment, and management. And we have had others provide jobsite tours to classes. All of these have had significant impacts on the students. The students return to class with renewed energy as to why they are in their program and they have a better idea of whether they should be in the office or the jobsite.

Here are some of the comments made by the students.

“I have quite a bit of background in construction but it was a very informative tour and I learned a lot. I think it is a great course in the A/E program to allow students to visit various job sites and learn what is going on. Our tour guide was very helpful and was good at answering our questions. I look forward to visiting many other job sites.”

“This is my first site visit in the construction field. I have five years’ experience doing drafting job. But I never get any chance to go to job site. This job site visit make me little confident regarding the construction. Now I can relate theoretical drafting and practical construction.”

“I don’t have any construction background prior to coming to Red River so getting to see a project start and finish is quiet interesting to me.”

“I enjoyed this site visit simply because it was my first time being in a real construction job site. It was interesting to see how interior wall assembly’s support systems are made. It was also interesting to hear what the site supervisor had to say about the project and how concerned he was about creating a safe environment.”

“I have been on site trips during my previous course in BC but they were mostly residential single family dwellings and no one from the company doing the construction gave us a tour. Having someone from the company that is in charge of the project gives you a better understanding of what is actually occurring on site at that stage of construction and the reasons behind certain aspects of the structure.”

“Being on an ongoing jobsite was very interesting. I learned a lot of things compared to sitting in class and listening rather than being on a real construction project and being observant. This experience helped me pursue my current program even more.”

There are so many to acknowledge and we will focus on the tour guides this time.  Over the years, we have visited sites of most of the builders. If I should miss a few, I truly apologize. It takes a lot to provide the tours and the time and energy involved does not go unnoticed. The ability to take the hour or two for the tours can be challenge. And over the years with the safety protocols increasing, it has not waivered the enthusiasm to have the students come on site. We thank you all very much.

Past Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)

2014 Tour Providers (click on the name to link to their website)

Thank you to all of you.

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.” – Benjamin Franklin, statesman, inventor, writer

Credentials. What’s behind your name?

October 2, 2014

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This can be confusing for many graduates. For the graduates of the Civil Engineering Technology department, there many reasons for it. The Construction Management degree students actually did not have an official set of letters specified for their degree. The Civil Engineering Technology diploma students have a department acronym the same as their main credentialing association’s credential, CET.

Construction Management Graduates

It became official this week that your credential upon graduation is BTech (Const Mgmt). You are able to add that to your resume, business cards, email signoff, and fancy official letterhead once you have your parchment. For those unaware, the Construction Management degree program is a Bachelor of technology program with a major focus on construction management, hence, the credential, BTech.

Civil Engineering Technology Graduates (3 year diploma programs)

Many have mistaken CET to represent graduation from the Civil Eng Tech department but, in fact, that is not correct. CET represents recognition and membership to the Certified Technologist and Technicians Association of Manitoba (CTTAM). Graduates are granted the credential of CET after meeting the criteria set by CTTAM. The criteria includes CTTAM membership, graduation from an accredited post-secondary program, successfully completing an ethics exam, and having a minimum of two years of work experience in your field of study and at a technologist level. For more information on the CTTAM certification criteria, you can visit the CTTAM site, http://www.cttam.com/site/certification?nav=02 .

Civil Grads of 2014

June 27, 2014

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Congratulations to Our Civil Engineering Technology Grads!!

Convocation on June 3, 2014 was a great evening. We saw over 150 students from the various Civil Engineering Technology programs cross the stage receiving their well-deserved diplomas and degrees. The evening was filled with pride from parents, faculty, and most of all, the students, themselves. They recognized that the hardships that they endured during their schooling were behind them. The hard work and success had brought them to this point and that this graduation will take them to their chosen careers. The majority of the students were employed already and excited to use what they have learned in their corner of the industry of design, construction, and maintenance of the built environment.

The Civil Engineering Technology diploma students may not have remembered that only two or three years earlier they were contemplating which program to select as they progressed into their second year of studies. Many at the time were divided between two or three options. To help with this, the department put on the annual Program Information Day where we have graduates and employees join instructors to provide insight on what students will experience in their future studies and to describe the employment experiences and progress opportunities in the specific programs.

This year, we recorded these presentations to allow students to revisit them and to provide potential students and others the opportunity for better understanding of our Civil Engineering Technology programs.

Perhaps in years to come, we will have the pleasure of congratulating you at convocation. …

 

Please follow the links for more information on the programs that interest you.

Architectural/Engineering Technology video

Building Design Technology video

Environmental Technology video
(Please note that the video does continue after our Dean, Nancy Wheatley’s address)

Geomatics Technology video

Municipal Engineering Technology video

Structural Engineering Technology video

 

Environmental Technology

June 27, 2014

This 32 month program focuses on the environmental effects and their management systems of our built environment and activities from water quality and treatment to waste management to environmental analysis and management. Graduates from Environmental Technology can continue their education into the joint diploma/degree program with the U of W’s Environmental Sciences faculty.

Environmental Technology video
(Please note that the video does continue after our Dean, Nancy Wheatley’s address)

Environmental Technology program information