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Brighton College - Vancouver Campus: Architecture / Landscape Architecture Area of Study

AutoCAD Drafting and Design Specialist Diploma - Diploma


Students taking this diploma will be trained to an exceptionally high standard in 2D and 3D AutoCAD drawing, and management tools commonly used in Engineering drafting and Designing. Drawing skills for employment in the engineering and construction industries will be emphasized. Students will gain a solid foundation in their understanding of AutoDesk Inventor and AutoDesk CIVIL 3D, used in civil engineering and public works. Students will also acquire skills in design areas such as desktop publishing, computer graphics and web design.

This 32-week diploma program is fully instructor-led, allowing students to navigate quickly through engineering and design theory and AutoCAD software. 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 also includes work experience (practicum) at various small and mid-sized design firms throughout the lower mainland. The successful completion of 14 courses, including a 4-week of practicum is required for program graduation.

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


Entry-level Jobs
Architectural Drafter
Civil Engineering Drafter
Mechanical Drafter
Interior Design Drafter
Computer Aided Design Technician
Municipal Assistant Plan Checker
3D Modeling/Rendering Technician
Electrical Drafter
Career Paths
CAD Coordinator
CAD Manager
Architecture Project Coordinator
Mechanical Project Coordinator
Interior Design Project Coordinator
Rendering 3D Modeling Manager
CAD Technologist


Computer Aided Design with AutoCAD Diploma program consists of 14 core courses. With the exception of the practicum, all courses are experiential classroom-based lectures and workshops. The 4-week practicum takes place at various small and mid-sized engineering / design businesses within the lower mainland.

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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software 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.

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 050, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Engineering Graphics
This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of engineering graphics, including such topics as Principles of Projection, Sketching, Sectioning, Dimensioning, Engineering Drawings and Design, Visualization, Intersection and Development, and Presenting Technical Information.

AUT 075, 25 Hours, 1 Weeks | 3D Studio VIZ
This course is organized into three sections: modeling; basic lights and mapping; plus advanced lights, mapping and animation. Lists of critical terms, brief explanations of basic concepts, plus general guidelines for producing quality results are provided and a number of step-by-step examples engineered to guide students to mastery of proven modeling, rendering, and animation techniques follow.

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.

AUT 200, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoDesk Inventor
With this module, using Autodesk Inventor 6 to design and construct 3D models has never been easier. This all-inclusive, how-to module demystifies computer-modeling concepts, and features scores of examples that relate directly to real-world product design. Modeling methods are outlined in sections, making it easy to gain new skills. Topics of interest include: modeling sheet metal components, concurrent use of part modeling and assembly modeling, and more.

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 450, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | AutoCAD for Interior Design
This course helps students learn AutoCAD by actually using it in planning and designing a wide variety of building interiors. Major topics will include open space design concept, furniture plan layout, reflected ceiling plan, demolition criteria, interior finishes and schedules, building elevation and sections. All the projects will be completed by using AutoCAD.

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 140, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | 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.

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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