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Architectural Design and Building Technician Diploma


 

This program provides students with a wide range of training and essential skills related to the architecture profession as well as building design technology. Students will gain strong practical building design knowledge through intensive training on modern architectural design concepts, local building code standards and high level computer aided design / drafting technologies. Major emphasis of the program is on architectural design layout, building science, structures and construction materials, building piping services, construction estimating, management and building inspection skills.

This program is fully instructor-led, allowing students to gain knowledge quickly through architectural design concepts to building construction. The curriculum includes lectures facilitated by specialized industry experts. The program also includes work experience (practicum) at a various architecture, interior design or engineering firms. Brighton Architectural Design and Building Technician diploma will be granted upon successfully completion of all courses.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Domestic: Grade 10 English or pass College English assessment; International student: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass College English assessment

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Building Designer
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Estimator
  • Building Inspector Assistant
  • Architectural Home Designer
  • Building Construction Coordinator
  • Career Paths
  • Architectural Technologist
  • Architect
  • Architectural Project Manager
  • Municipal Building Plan Checker
  • Building Estimator
  • Building Construction Project Manager

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AUT010, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Computer and Mathematic Fundamentals
This course provides students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer, Mathematic Calculations, Spreadsheet
AUT100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Fundamentals
This course provides students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software Skills
AUT150, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | AutoCAD Advanced
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
CCT100, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Code
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication Skills, Knowledge in Local Building Design Code Standards
AUT310, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Revit Architecture
This course is a parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM) program. Students use Revit® Architecture to learn building information modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Students begin the course by learning the fundamental features of Revit and progress through design modeling to drawing production. Major topics include the modeling of basic building structures, wall type selection, building interior design, family customization, site creation, roof design, 3D walkthrough, rendering and sheet production.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Design Visualization and 3D Parametric Building Information Modeling
AUT420, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Electrical Systems
This course covers the principals of electrical systems with a strong emphasis on building load, wirings, components, materials and design layout. Students learn how to calculate electrical loads for houses, apartment units and prepare electrical design drawings for residential building systems.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Reading, Communication, Local Code Interpretation
AUT450, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | AutoCAD for Interior Design
This course provides students the skills in creating interior design drawings for commercial and hospitality project. Students use AutoCAD to create conceptual and detailed design for drawing. Main topics include partition design, ceiling plan design, interior furniture selection, interior cross section layout, space planning, and wheel chair access design. Students learn how to design building architectural and interior features in accordance with the local building code and Bylaw standards.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, 2D Drafting, Local Code Interpretation, Spatial Visualization Skills
AUT550, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Sketch Up
This course covers the principals of electrical systems with a strong emphasis on building load, wirings, components, materials and design layout. Students learn how to calculate electrical loads for houses, apartment units and prepare electrical design drawings for residential building systems

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Principles of Electrical Systems, Building Load, Wiring, Residential Building Systems
CCT140, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Construction Estimating 1
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include residential, commercial and civil infrastructure estimating methods, quantity takeoff and cost calculation procedures of the construction components. Overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes are also discussed.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
CCT160, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Building Construction Inspection and Management
This course provides students with good knowledge in detailed inspection techniques as well as project management skills for building. Topics include building / construction planning, inspection, Gantt charts, CPM methods, scheduling software and building construction management skills. In addition, an overview of the Canadian legal system, contractual responsibilities, contract relationships, bonding, liens and holdbacks, tendering, types of contracts, and the application of typical clauses to construction related issues will be taught in this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Project Management, Scheduling, Graphical Interpretation and Inspection Standards
ARC100, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Building Science and Construction
This course introduces students to the physical relationships between a building's interior and exterior assemblies. Topics include terminology used to describe building envelope materials, assemblies, performance, properties of air and water vapor, characteristics of environmental effects, exterior claddings, roofing and waterproofing techniques which prevent leakage. Basic wood-framed building and local city construction and zoning bylaws will also be discussed in this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Legislative Knowledge, Building Analysis, Calculating
ARC110, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | Architectural Planning and Design
This course provides students with the contemporary architecture and building design. The main topics in this course are site planning theory, aesthetics, structure design, open space planning and retrofit design skills for the residential and commercial buildings. A systematic methodology for creative problem-solving that involves analysis, evaluation, synthesis, and resolution are introduced as well. Emphasis is also placed on zoning by-laws and their impact on building uses, size, and location on the site.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Analytical Skills, Critical Thinking
ARC120, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Structures
This course provides students with the principles of building construction materials and structural design. The course is delivered through lectures and problem-solving sessions. Topics include concepts of axial stress and strain, section properties of structural shapes, bending and shear stresses in beams, deflection of beams, column buckling, NBCC gravity and wind loads, limit states design philosophy, and sizing of major structural members which will lead to the design of building structures.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Calculations, Analysis, Problem Solving
AUT650, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Portfolio Development
This course prepares students the skills for a working portfolio which will assist the students in presenting themselves during interviews or seminars. Students learn how to produce a portfolio in the areas of computer aided design, engineering and architectural 2D, and 3D models drawings. Students also learn to prepare the resume, cover letter as well as the interview skills.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Drawing, Communications, Computer Software Skills, Writing
AUT410, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Piping Services
This course covers the principals of plumbing piping system design with a strong emphasis on the application piping components, material selection and design layout which applies to water, storm and sanitary piping systems in buildings. Students learn to calculate hydraulic loads for fixtures units and prepare piping design drawings for residential as well as commercial building projects. Students also learn to apply British Columbia Plumbing Code in the design of plumbing piping systems.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Pipe Layout / Design, Hydraulic Calculating, Local Code Interpretation and Communication
AUT140, 20 Hours, 1 Week | Technical Communications
Technical communication skills are required in services, business and technical working environments. This course focuses on the verbal, writing and the presentation skills within the scope of architecture and engineering. Students learn to produce technical report documents as well as the skills to present their project drawings.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications Skills, Technical Terminology, Technical Reporting
WEP150, 150 Hours, 4 Weeks | Practicum
The student will have the opportunity to integrate theory and skills learnt during the program with practical situation from the real world of business. The purpose is to obtain relevant field experience prior to graduation and identify strengths prior to embarking on a new, exciting career.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER Architectural Design


" Smaller class sizes helped me to participate more in the class activities and I had more opportunities to interact with the teacher and the classmates. "
Harjit Sidhu Brighton College Alumni

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