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Brighton College - Vancouver Campus: Engineering Area of Study

Civil Infrastructure Design Technician Diploma - Diploma


This diploma program provides students with diversified training and essential skills related to civil engineering and infrastructure design profession. Students will acquire intensive training in designing, analyzing, estimating, constructing and management tools commonly used in civil engineering infrastructures. Local industry standard practices, design methodologies as well as high-level computer-aided design / drafting software will be used to design roadway, transportation system, underground municipal piping, environmental remediation facilities and building structures.

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-week work experience (practicum) at a local company in the lower mainland. Students must complete all prescribed courses of the Civil Infrastructure Design Technician Diploma with an overall 70% grade average in order to graduate. For standalone courses, students should maintain an attendance rate of at least 80% and a grade of at least 60%.

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

The Civil Design Program is Accredited by:

Applied Science & Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia


Entry-level Jobs
Civil Engineering Technician
Municipal Engineering Assistant
Construction Technician
Civil Drafting Technician
Surveyor Assistant
Civil Estimator
Construction Material Inspector
Career Paths
Civil Engineering Technologist
Civil Engineer
Civil Project Manager
Civil Project Estimator
Structural Building Designer
Structural Project Estimator
Civil Engineering Inspector
Building Inspector


This program emphasizes practical hands-on infrastructure practices in design civil engineering. 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 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.

CCT 140, 75 Hours, 3 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.

CCT 110, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Health and Safety in Construction
This course teaches students 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 precautionary measures and local safety regulations in construction. WHMIS will also be discussed in this course.

CCT 130, 75 Hours, 3 Weeks | Surveying
This course is designed to provide students the basic knowledge of surveying as it applies to current engineering and construction practices. It focuses on surveying theory and practices required to execute specific survey tasks. It provides hands-on experience in the use of modern surveying equipment and techniques in generating the required survey information relevant to construction and engineering projects.

CCT 150, 25 Hours, 1 Week | 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 and building inspection methods.

CIV 200, 25 Hours, 1 Week | Structural Designs & Analysis
This course introduces the student to various exact and approximate methods of analysis for structural systems. Major topics include shear force, bending moment diagrams, stress and torsion calculation, the design and detailing of reinforced concrete beams, one-way slabs, columns, footings, structural steel bolted and welded connections, bracing members. Manual and computer-aided design / drafting software will be used to create engineering working drawings.

CIV 250, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Road Design
This course will provide students with strong knowledge in designing and analyzing urban and rural roadway systems according to local roadway and transportation standards. Roadway classifications, standard street cross section requirements, vertical and horizontal geometric design parameters, traffic conditions, drainage facilities as well as pavement structure design criteria will be discussed. Students will use computer aided-design software to plan, layout and design of various roadway systems as well as calculating mass earthwork cut and fill quantities.

CIV 300, 50 Hours, 2 Weeks | Urban Municipal Service Design
This course will provide student with strong knowledge in local municipal piping design and analysis. Students will prepare detailed designs of storm and sanitary sewerage systems and analyze a water distribution network for a residential subdivision layout. Emphasis will be placed on the hydraulic gravity piping analysis, storm water flow quantities computation, wastewater flow rate, preparation of servicing design, together to meet industry standards. Local municipal piping infrastructure management techniques will also be discussed in this course.

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 Week | 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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