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Civil Infrastructure Design Technology Diploma


The Civil Infrastructure Design Technology diploma program provides students with diversified training and essential skills related to civil engineering and infrastructure design professions. 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 diploma program is nationally accredited by the Canadian Technology Accreditation Board (CTAB). Graduates from this diploma program will be eligible for Certified Technician registration with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) (2 years work experience and at least 1 year work experience in Canada are required).

This 35-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 various design or engineering firm. The successful completion of all the courses including a 4-week practicum is required for graduation.

The program duration is 35 Weeks:
31 Weeks theory classes, 4 Weeks practicum

The theory class is 20 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion

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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
  • Pass College mathematic assessment or Math 11 and above

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  • 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
  • Surveyor
  • Civil Project Estimator
  • Structural Building Designer
  • Structural Project Estimator
  • Civil Engineering Inspector
  • Building Inspector

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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 010, 1 Week | Computer and Mathematic Fundamentals
This course will give students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document format, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equation, trigonometry, and geometry.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer, Mathematic Calculations, Spreadsheet
AUT 100, 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, Computer Software Skills
AUT 140, 1 Week | Technical Communications
This course focuses on the verbal, writing, and the presentation skills within the scope of engineering and technology area. Students will learn to create technical report documentation and the skills they are required to present their project drawings.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communications Skills, Technical Terminology, Technical Reporting
AUT 150, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Advanced 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Rendering and Animation
AUT 810, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3d modeling, calculations, computer software Skills
CCT 100, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication Skills, Local Code and Graphical Interpretation Skills
AUT 410, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Piping Layout and Design, Local Code Interpretation, Hydraulic Calculating, Communication
CCT 140, 3 Weeks | Construction Estimating 1
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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
CCT 110, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Problem Solving, Communications, Reading, Graphical Interpretation
CCT 130, 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 equipments and techniques in generating the required survey information relevant to construction and engineering projects.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Equipment Operation, Calculation, Surveying
CCT 150, 1 Week | Civil Construction Inspection and Management
This course provides students with good knowledge in detailed inspection techniques as well as project management skills for civil engineering infrastructures. Topics include construction planning, inspection, Gantt charts, CPM methods, scheduling software and civil construction management skills. In addition, overview of the 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
CIV 200, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Analytical Skills, Calculations
CIV 250, 3 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Planning Skills, Spatial Skills
CIV 300, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Design Skills, Comprehension, Analytical Skills
AUT 700, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
AUT 650, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Drawing, Communications, Computer Software Skills, Writing

" After graduating I was immediately offered a job at CWA Engineering Firm. I will certainly miss all the wonderful people I have met at Brighton College. "
Wilson Wang Brighton College Alumni

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