Civil Engineering Technology

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

March 27, 2017 • Written by

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).

Young Leaders Mentorship Program – Mentors Needed

October 27, 2016 • Written by

CTTAM’s Young Leaders Committee has developed a mentorship program. This program will help facilitate the progression from post-secondary education into the engineering technology industry by mentoring students and new graduates in career development and opportunities available post-graduation.

For more information regarding the mentorship program, please click here. If you are interested in becoming a Mentor for the upcoming term (December 2016 to April 2017), click here for the Mentor application. Please note that the deadline for applications is Wednesday, November 16, 2016.

This is a great opportunity to help CTTAM’s young professionals.

Mentor applicants must meet the following requirements for consideration:
• Must be a certified member in good standing with CTTAM (C.E.T., A.Sc.T., or C.Tech.)
• Must have a minimum of four (4) years of experience in the engineering technology industry
The role and responsibilities of a Mentor includes, but are not limited to:
1. Willingly and openly communicate and provide honest and constructive feedback to their Mentee(s) and to CTTAM Mentorship Program organizers
2. Encourage and guide their Mentee(s) to recognize, develop, and achieve their career goals
3. Advise their Mentee(s) regarding career paths and technical development opportunities within the engineering technology industry.
The success of the Mentorship Program is contingent on active involvement, and we hope that you consider participating.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at
Michael Turko, C.E.T. & Michelle Amigo, C.E.T.
Young Leaders Committee

Space still left!!!! Technology Solutions for the Workplace courses

October 18, 2016 • Written by

Part 9 HVAC CIVL – 1076

Date: November 1 & 2, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with code CIVL – 1077

This course will cover the Manitoba Building Code requirements for ventilation systems (9.32) and the Heating and Air-conditioning (9.33) requirements. The course will also cover:

  1. the specific requirements for HRVs/ERVs, Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarms in the Manitoba Amendments to 9.32,
  2. the HRV/ERV requirements in the recent 9.36 Amendments,
  3. the HRV/ERV requirements for residential dwellings in the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, and
  4. the 9.33 requirements in the recent 9.36 Amendments.

Course materials will include a multi-point checklist that building officials can use to visually verify code compliance.

Typical installation procedures and code requirements will be presented using photographs of installed systems and other documentation.

Form and label templates that Authorities (AHJs) can use to improve documentation and ease verification requirements will be presented.


HVAC in Part 3 CIVL- 1078

Date: November 21-23, 2016, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Cost: $600

Exam: $150, Register with CIVL- 1079

Material will focus on enabling Part 3 inspectors to be knowledgeable with heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems with respect to requirements of Part 5 (Environmental Separation) of the Manitoba Building Code, Part 6 (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) of the Manitoba Building Code and with the Manitoba Energy Code. Material will include information on applicable standards referenced in the two codes. The course will include application to all occupancy types.

New Water and Wastewater Courses through Technology Solutions for the Workplace

October 7, 2016 • Written by

Water and Wastewater Refresher Courses – Spring 2017

All of the Winnipeg based courses and the associated certification exams are held at Red River College’s Notre Dame Campus and the course costs include parking and lunches. With the exception of the Foundations Course (5 days of instruction and no exam) all of the courses run from Monday through Thursday (8:00 am – 4:00 pm) with the exam being administered on the Friday morning.

For more information on each course click here.

To Register, click here.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Students who cancel their registration 7 days or less before the start of the course will be charged a $100.00 fee.

Water and Wastewater Foundations (Course Code: WATR-1007)

Five-day course: April 24 – 28, 2017
Fee: $1020.00 Registration deadline: April 7, 2017

Water Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1077)
Four-day course: May 1 – 4, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 14, 2015
Exam Date: May 5, 2017, RRC

Water Distribution I & II (Course Code: WATR-1010)
Four-day course: May 8 – 11, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 21, 2017
Exam Date: May 12, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Collection I & II (Course Code: WATR-1003)
Four-day course: May 15 – May 18, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: April 28, 2017
Exam Date: May 19, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment I (Course Code: CONF-1065)
Four-day course: May 29 – June 1, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
Exam Date: June 2, 2017, RRC

Water Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1089)
Four-day course: June 5– 8, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 19, 2017
Exam Date: June 9, 2017, RRC

Wastewater Treatment II (Course Code: CONF-1067)
Four-day course: June 12 – 15, 2017
Fee: $825.00 Registration deadline: May 26, 2017
Exam Date: June 16, 2017, RRC

Winnipeg Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact
Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017

Brandon Based Course Registration: For course registration or general information contact Jodi Madill (204) 725-8700 ext. 6028

NOTE: Though there are no formal pre-requisites required to take Certification Exam Preparation Courses, it is assumed that participants possess the fundamental math, science, equipment, and safety skills required to understand the course material. Individuals who do not possess these skills should be taking the five day Water and Wastewater Foundations Course prior to registering for any Certification Exam Preparation Courses.

To establish who should be taking the Foundations Course RRC has developed a diagnostics quiz designed to objectively assess an individual’s fundamental math, science, equipment and safety skills required to effectively participate in a Certification Exam Preparation Course. All individuals that have not taken the Foundations Course in the past or have not successfully passed a Water and Wastewater Certification exam should complete the quiz. To acquire a copy of the diagnostics quiz contact Louise Wood at (204) 632-3017 or

Exam Registration
The Water and Wastewater Certification Preparation Course fees do not include the cost of the exam(s). All certification exams are arranged and registered by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship. It is the course participant’s responsibility to register and make payment for the exam to Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship no later than 14 days prior to the exam date. The exam dates and on-line exam registration forms are available here: Exam payment may be made on-line at the time of exam registration.

2016 Annual GIS Project Presentations

April 6, 2016 • Written by

The GIS Project Presentations are scheduled for Thursday, April 28th, 2016 from 9:00am-11:50am in A4-06 Lecture Theatre, 4th floor of A Building at the Notre Dame Campus. 


The Geographic Information Systems faculty at Red River College is currently organizing the presentation of the GIS term 2 practicum projects to be held at Red River College, Notre Dame Campus.  The Advanced Diploma GIS Technology students together with a partner in industry, academics, or government have been working on a 160 hour GIS project from January 4 – April 22, 2016. The students have designed, implemented, and executed a GIS project free of charge for their project partner during that period to gain experience and hone their GIS skills.


The GIS Project Presentations is the completion of the term 2 GIS practicum projects. Each student will provide a 15 minute presentation on their project together with a poster. Partners and anyone interested are encouraged to attend. If you have other parties that may be interested in attending, please feel free to forward this e-mail on to them.


Please RSVP me by noon on Monday, April 25th at  to indicate if you wish to attend and how many will be attending. Free parking will be provided for those in attendance, so please provide me with the number of parking spots and numbers attending.  I have included a map of the Lecture Theater that we will be using for the presentations. For those in attendance, refreshments and snacks will be provided.


Please feel free to contact me if you have any additional questions.


Thank you,


Roger Hamelin

Instructor, Civil Engineering Technology

Red River College

2055 Notre Dame Avenue, Room A2-32

Winnipeg, MB, R3H 0J9

Phone: (204) 632-2983

Fax: (204) 633-6075


Holiday Harvest 2015 Was a Giant Success!!

December 23, 2015 • Written by

The 16th Annual Holiday Harvest came to an end on Friday, December 11, 2016.

We had a record breaking year with the donations, thanks to the time and commitment from all students and staff members. (Clap! Clap! Clap!) Your influence and support makes a tremendous difference. As students, you’ve gained more than just a chance of winning a free breakfast. You just helped to build a sense of responsibility to help your community, and you worked together for a collective cause. You should be proud of your amazing accomplishment!

As mentioned previously, the academic classes who bring in the most donated goods are awarded with a delicious breakfast, along with the chair and dean.
This year, the winning classes are:

First Year – C4
Second Year – Municipal
Third Year – ***CMD***
Fourth Year – CMD

***CMD Third Year Students earned a breakfast because of their ingenious strategy. They managed to collect over $1200.00 in donations.

A SPECIAL THANK YOU goes out to:

• All of the students who so generously donated hamper items
• Robin for calling the Salvation Army for the Holiday Harvest families,
• Louise for collecting and tabulating the donations,
• Cody, Dylan, Denis, Margaret, Val, Louise, Patricia and NIcky for organizing the food hamper donations,
• Louise and Patricia for purchasing last minute perishables and missing gifts,
• Margaret and Carrol for letting us use their office space to store gifts and food items during the first half of December,
• Denis and Dylan for delivering the baskets to the families on Wednesday, December 16, 2015. The hampers were well received, and the families showed great appreciation.

Denis and Dylan were also sent off with warm hugs and best wishes, and the families asked them to pass on their gratitude to everyone involved in this act of kindness.



Here’s wishing each and every one of you a Merry Christmas and all the best in the New Year!

“When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed.”

– Maya Angelou

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

December 8, 2015 • Written by


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.

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)

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