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

Construction and Drafting Technician Certificate - Certificate


Students taking this certificate program will be trained on selected aspects of local construction industry standard practices. This includes knowledge about local building codes, civil infrastructure construction methodologies, design / drafting, surveying, project estimating. Students will visit various local construction sites to gain real-life experience.

This 18-week certificate program is fully instructor-led, allowing students to obtain a good knowledge base and hands-on technical training in important facets of construction. The curriculum includes lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts. All instructors have relevant designations and at least 5 years experience in the industry. The successful completion of 5 courses or a 4-week practicum is required for program graduation.

This program is 14 weeks duration:
14 weeks instruction and 4 weeks optional practicum (18 weeks).

Entry-level Jobs
Construction Technician
Architectural/Building Drafter
Civil Engineering Drafter
Construction Estimator
Material Testing Technician
Career Paths
Construction Technologist
Construction Inspector
Civil Engineering Inspector
Building Inspector


This program emphasizes upon practical hands-on construction practices in building and civil infrastructures. All aspects of design, drafting and construction methods will be taught in lecture format as well as in field site 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.

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.

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.

AUT 700, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Optional 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.

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