Engineering Technology Career

Engineering Career

Adult Academic and Career Preparation Skills Assessments are offered at all Okanagan College Campuses.

We will help you develop the reading,
writing and math skills you need to succeed.

Quick Facts:

For every one engineer, there are usually five to 10 technologists working on the same job. Technologists apply the theory and applications to see if they actually work.

Career Opportunities

Civil Engineering Technologists...
... are involved in the design and construction of buildings, bridges, highways, streets, parks, subdivisions, dams, drainage and irrigation systems, water supply and sewer systems, and plants. They tend to find employment in private and public industry in such areas as surveying, avalanche control, and material testing for roads and bridges. Other opportunities include working for cities and municipalities in planning, building inspection, traffic design, and mapping. Civil Engineering Technologists can also work for engineering firms performing various technological functions. Graduates of this program work in a variety of exciting projects - an example was OC grads who worked with SNC Lavalin on the William R. Bennett Bridge in Kelowna.

Electronic Engineering Technologists...
... work with electronic circuits and systems. They often find jobs in the fields of communications, microcomputer applications, or system control. They can work for companies that design, build, test, install, or maintain electronic equipment. Some jobs can include outdoor work such as maintaining mountaintop communications sites. Most graduates find employment throughout B.C. Many graduates have also successfully bridged into engineering degree programs.

Mechanical Engineering Technologists (MET)...
... design and support the manufacturing of mechanical components for a variety of industries. If it has moving parts, a mechanical technologist was likely involved in taking the idea, and turning it into a working product. Graduates of our program work in a number of different fields and many capacities from the manufacturing of goods here in the Okanagan, to natural resources industries in Canada and abroad. As a mechanical technologist, you could work as a part of a team that develops new product concepts, creates design drawings, performs engineering analysis, and builds working prototypes. Once the product has been developed, you could be involved in production management, continuous improvements, quality control, technical sales and customer support.
If you are innovative, practical, enjoy a challenge, and want to work in a hands-on team environment, then the MET program is a great place to start your engineering career.

Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technologists...
... are the people who make cell phones and wireless internet work. When you download music onto your computer’s hard drive, you are getting that song through a connection maintained by a Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technologist. There are a number of jobs available in this field; Telus is a large local employer of these technologists.

Sustainable Construction Management Technologists...
... are on the forefront of sustainability in the industry. Apply what you’ve learned in school as soon as you start your career and begin making a real impact in sustainable building practices and construction projects, not just across Canada, but also around the world. Graduates will be qualified to work in the following fields: construction project management; construction site management; building and construction inspection; building management and construction procurement; and construction estimating.

Water Engineering Technologists and Environmental Engineering Technologists. . .
. . . deal with the water cycle at treatment plants. These technologists look at the design and maintenance of water systems, pollution control facilities, and environmental monitoring. Municipal water treatment plants and government environmental testing agencies employ these technologists.

Start Your Career

Civil Engineering Technology

Two-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), Mathematics 011 (minimum 67% grade) or Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade), Physics 011 (minimum 60% grade) or Physics 012 (minimum 50% grade). Computer Studies 011 is recommended.
*High School graduation is not required (see below).
 

Electronic Engineering Technology

Two-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), Mathematics 011 (minimum 67% grade) or Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade), Physics 011 (minimum 60% grade). Physics 012 and Computer Studies 011 are recommended.
*High School graduation is not required (see below)
 

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Two-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade), and Physics 011. Physics 012, Chemistry 011 or Chemistry 012 are recommended.
*High School graduation is not required (see below).
 

Network and Telecommunications Engineering Technology

Two-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), and Mathematics 011 (minimum 67% grade) or Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade). Computer Studies 011 and Physics 011 or Physics 012 are recommended.
*High School graduation is not required (see below).
 

Sustainable Construction Management Technology

Three-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), and Mathematics 011 (minimum 67% grade) or Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade).
*High School graduation is not required (see below)
 

Water Engineering Technology

Two-year diploma
English 012 (minimum 60% grade), Mathematics 011 (minimum 67% grade) or Mathematics 012 (minimum 60% grade), and Chemistry 011 (minimum 67% grade). Computer Studies 011 is recommended.
*High School graduation is not required (see below).
 

Start Your Career *High school graduation is not required if you are 19 years of age or over and have been out of secondary school for one year.

Engineering Career

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