Construction Technician

Our Programs

Select a Construction program below to learn more!

construction program, construction management

Construction and Drafting Technician

35 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included
Emphasizes construction practices in building and infrastructure.


construction program, construction management

Construction Technician

19 Week Certificate, 4 Week Practicum
All aspects of design, drafting and construction methods are taught.


construction program, construction management

Construction Drafting Technician

15 Week Certificate
All aspects of design, drafting and construction methods are taught.



The Industry

In the last decade, the construction industry made the largest contribution to provincial economic growth in BC (Statistics Canada, 2011). With increased expenditure on mining projects and utilities projects, coupled with a modest housing recovery and a growing population, the construction industry is expected to continue to grow at a steady rate in the next 10 years. Vancouver’s construction boom encompasses both private and public projects, including infrastructure projects; the city is witnessing the building of new roads, bridges, tunnels, utility lines, and underground piping systems and there is high demand for the people that design, plan and execute these construction projects.

Summary of our Construction Program

Brighton College’s construction programs emphasize practical construction practices in building and civil infrastructure and use the most current computer drafting technologies (including AutoCAD and Civil 3D) to ensure students have the educational knowledge, technical skills and competency to enter the labour force immediately upon graduation.

Successful students are primarily suitable for employment opportunities in local construction firms and with contracting, engineering and architecture companies. Construction wages also tend to be higher than in other industries (Statistics Canada, 2010).


“When my friend introduced me to Brighton College I was excited to find out that the construction and drafting technician diploma program taught students how to use  new technologies such as Civil 3D, advanced AutoCAD and Revit. When I completed my diploma program in April 2011, I was placed at one Associated Engineering Firm in Burnaby to do my work experience term and after one month of working there I became a full time employee in that firm!”


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