Environmental Technology

Water and Wastewater Certification Spring Training is scheduled

October 2, 2014 • Written by

The Spring courses for water and wastewater certification have  been scheduled. Check out the link for details. If you need more info, Louise will help you out at lowood@rrc.ca.

W-WW Course Announcement Spring 2015

Onsite septic system installers, we have a course scheduled for December 8 – 12, 2014.  For further information they should contact Louise at lowood@rrc.ca or 204-632-3017.

Credentials. What’s behind your name?

October 2, 2014 • Written by

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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 .

Water and Wastewater Training in Manitoba

September 4, 2014 • Written by

Did you know that all water and wastewater operators in Manitoba require certification? Did you know that Red River College offers the training courses that can prepare operators to pass the provincial Water and Wastewater Operator Certification exams? The staff in the Civil Engineering Technology department have been offering water and wastewater training for many years and they want you to know that they are offering even more.

Water and Wastewater Operator Certification Exam Preparation Courses: A series of 4-day training courses to prepare operators to pass the provincial certification exams.

Manitoba Water and Wastewater School:A one-week training for new operators that uses hands-on training to focus on the practical aspects of water and wastewater operations. This training can also assist current operators seeking to upgrade their knowledge and hands-on abilities.  For more information, please contact Morley Smith, 204-632-2140 or msmith75@rrc.ca .

Onsite Wastewater Management: A 5-day program designed for wastewater system installers and contractors who wish to be certified with Manitoba Conservation as Onsite Wastewater Management Systems Installers. For more information, please contact Morley Smith, 204-632-2140 or msmith75@rrc.ca .

In the future:

The Civil Engineering Dept has partnered with Apprenticeship Manitoba to deliver the training for operators enrolled in the Water and Wastewater Technician apprenticeship program. For more information, see http://www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/mb_trades/water_wastewater_tech.html .

Civil Grads of 2014

June 27, 2014 • Written by


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 • Written by

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

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