Department of Civil Engineering Technology

Civil Engineering students use surveying equipment in the field as part of classwork.

Civil Engineering faculty teach various courses so students 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. Aspects of civil engineering and urbanization in Canada are studied throughout this program. A diverse and stimulating program, Civil Engineering Technology incorporates field trips to reinforce theoretical background and develop appropriate methods of approaches and solutions.

Civil Connections Night

Current students and potential employers are invited to an in person event to connect with faculty and discuss civil engineering employment opportunities. 

Event details:

  • Date: Mon, Nov 21, 2022
  • Time: 5 - 8 p.m.
  • Agenda: 
    • 5 – 5:30 p.m. – Pizza and mingle 
    • 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Powerpoint presentations
    • 6:30 - 8 p.m. – Mingle 
  • Location: To be determined. Please register to receive the location.

Register for this event

three student in high-visual vests working outside

Diploma program

The Civil Engineering Technology Diploma program is nationally accredited by Technology Accreditation Canada, allowing students to register as Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of B.C. 

Bridge program

Civil Engineering Technology students can bridge into their second year of studies at UBC Okanagan's School of Engineering through this bridge program.


Courses in Civil Engineering cover aspects of civil engineering and urbanization in Canada, and field trips are incorporated to reinforce theoretical background and develop appropriate methods of problem solving.


Kenneth Langedyk

Chair - Civil Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 187
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4679
Civil Engineering - Ken Langedyk

Being born and raised in Kelowna and as a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Okanagan College, I relate to the students. I keep current in the industry by working part time as a Professional Engineer so I can bring my current, real life experiences to the classroom. My main areas of expertise are geotechnical (soils), water and trees.

Bachelor, Civil Engineering, Lakehead University
Diploma, Forester Engineering, UBC
Diploma, Civil Engineering Technology, OC
Certificate, Heavy Duty Mechanic, OC
P.Eng., Engineers and Geoscientists of BC

John Kenny

Civil Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 124
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4415
Civil Engineering - John Kenny

MEng, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary
MEngSc, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland
BE, Civil Engineering, National University of Ireland

Christopher Pieper

Civil Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 171
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4321
Civil Engineering - Chris Pieper

I enjoy helping guide our students through the course materials and helping to prepare them for their careers. Most of my work experience is in structural engineering consulting; however, I also have experience with other areas of civil engineering, and in a research environment, as part of a team. I take professional responsibility for full building structural designs and construction, as well as for components and reports, completed by myself, or under my direct supervision. Being a graduate of OC's Civil Engineering Technology program, I look forward to seeing what our grads will do in their careers.

MASc, Civil Engineering (Structural / Seismic), UBC Okanagan
BASc, Civil Engineering (Structural), UBC Okanagan
Diploma, Civil Engineering Technology, Okanagan College
PEng, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Robert Scherer

Civil Engineering Technology
Office: Lab Building 183
Campus: Kelowna
Phone: 250-762-5445 ext. 4792

I am a Professional Engineer in B.C. and have a background in forest engineering, forest hydrology, research extension and watershed management. Courses taught include Application of Engineering Principles, Statics, Watershed Management, Soil Engineering, Construction Law, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Capstone Project course.

PhD, Forestry, UBC
MSc, Forest Engineering (Hydrology Major), OSU
BSF, Forestry, UBC


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