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Brighton College - Burnaby Campus: Trades / Mechanics / Industrial Area of Study

Construction and Drafting Technician - Diploma


Students taking this diploma will learn to create, modify, and interpret 2D and 3D AutoCAD drawings using software and management tools commonly used in engineering drafting and designing. Drawing skills for employment in the engineering and construction industries will be emphasized upon students will gain a solid competence with civil 3D, used in civil engineering and public works. Students will also learn about local construction industry standard practices, local building code, civil infrastructure construction methodologies, design / drafting, surveying, project estimating and Construction Inspection and Management. Students will visit various local construction sites to gain real-life experience.

This 32-week diploma program is fully instructor-led. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts. All instructors have relevant designations and at least 5 years experience in the industry. The program includes a 4 weeks work experience (practicum) at a small or mid-sized design firm in the lower mainland. The successful completion of all the courses and a 4-week practicum is required for graduation.

This program is 32 weeks duration:
28 weeks instruction and 4 weeks practicum.


Entry-level Jobs
Construction Technician
Architectural/Building Drafter
Civil Engineering Drafter
Construction Estimator
Surveyor Assistant
Construction Project Coordinator
Municipal Plan Checker
Construction Material Inspector
Career Paths
Construction Technologist
Construction Project Manager
Construction Inspector
Civil Engineering Inspector
Building Inspector
Building Material and Construction Manager
Construction Superintendent


This program emphasizes upon practical hands-on construction practices in building and civil infrastructures. All aspects of design, drafting and construction methods are taught in lecture format augmented by on-site field visits.

AUT 100, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Fundamentals
This course will give students an introduction and overview focusing on Computer Aided Design and drafting using AutoCAD on a PC platform. Explore the use of computer-aided design in the profession. Utilizing high-end computer tools, students will gain knowledge in basic AutoCAD settings and acquire some fundamental 2 dimensional technical drawing skills.

AUT 150, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Advanced
This course introduces and emphasizes AutoCAD three-dimensional drawing concepts and model creation settings. The application of isometric assembly, three-dimensional user defined coordinate system, surface modeling, 3D object creation / editing and multiple viewport presentation and viewing technique will be the focus. Students will acquire the knowledge in the concept of forming and editing composite solid models in spatial orientation. Rendering technique and multiple viewport presentation for solid models will also be emphasized in this course.

AUT 310, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Revit Architecture
This course is a powerful parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way Architects think. From Preliminary Design through Design Development, and into Construction Documents, the program streamlines the design process with a central 3D model. Students use Revit? Architecture to learn about building information modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Students begin the course by learning the fundamental features of Revit Architecture, and then progressing through schematic design and construction documentation, before finishing with design visualization.

AUT 810, 100 Hours, 4 Weeks | Civil 3D
The course provides students with good knowledge in using Autodesk Civil 3D computer software for civil engineering, land development as well as infrastructure design applications. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to create civil plan, profile, and cross sections as well as 3-dimensional corridor models. Major topics include survey data imports, creation of dynamic land surfaces as well as defining land parcels, roadway alignments, underground piping layout, infrastructure assemblies. Students will also learn automatic drafting procedures, dynamic model updating techniques and the computation of pavement construction material quantities.

CCT 100, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Code
This course will give students a thorough understanding of the Canadian building law and the British Columbia Building Code. Major topics include the study of the zoning, all aspects of residential and commercial building construction standards, design specifications, occupant safety and professional practice which may affect the design and construction of the building. Occupational health and safety in local workplace will also be emphasized in this course.

AUT 410, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Piping Services
This course covers the principals of plumbing services with a strong emphasis on building piping components, materials and design layout as applied to water, storm and sanitary system in buildings. Students will learn to prepare piping design layout in accordance with British Columbia plumbing services standards.

AUT 420, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Electrical Systems
This course covers the principals of electrical systems and practice reading technical drawings and specifications. Students will learn basic Canadian Electrical Code standards and will be taught to prepare for the industry standard examination.

CCT 110, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Health and Safety in Construction
This course presents the role of key stakeholders involved in health and safety issues in construction. Sessions will include: the role of workers? compensation board; accident prevention on the construction site; protection of the public; health hazards and the cost of accidents in construction.

CCT 130, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Surveying
This course covers concepts and principles of surveying; data, principle of differential leveling, alignments, grade settings, legal line layout, linear / angle measurements and reductions, directions, bearings, coordinate systems; traverse computations, area calculations; field note data collection. Students will acquire knowledge in using level, steel chains and electronic surveying equipment such as the total station. Major projects include building layout, topographic survey, legal boundaries and traverses; roadway and piping layout.

CCT 140, 75 Hours, 3 Week | Constructions Estimating
This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include construction equipment, planning, quantity takeoffs, productivity rates, costing, and construction inspection. The second part introduces the legal aspects of construction contract administration. Topics include an overview of the Canadian legal system, contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract, bonding, liens and holdbacks, tendering, types of construction contracts, contents of a contract document, and the application of typical clauses to construction-related issues.

CCT 150, 160 Hours, 4 Weeks | Construction Inspection and Management
This course will give students a thorough understanding of inspection methods as well as the management of construction projects. Students will work on various residential, commercial building as well as civil construction projects. Major topics include the discussion of construction contracts, project scheduling, cost control and various inspection methods for building and civil infrastructures.

AUT 700, 160 Hours, 4 Weeks | Work Experience/Practicum
Students will be at various small and mid-sized engineering / design businesses within the lower mainland. The purpose of this time is to apply the theory and skills learnt throughout the program and observe professionals in practical situations. The students will also acquire situational-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. Students receive feedback and evaluation of their performance and gain valuable contacts in this diverse field.

AUT 650, 25 Hours, 1 Weeks | Portfolio Development
This course will give the students the opportunity to prepare a portfolio for presentation purposes. Students will use various computer aided design software to print architectural, civil engineering, as well as mechanical working drawings. The portfolio will also include resumes and cover letters for job.

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