PROGRAM OVERVIEW

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Students taking the Construction Technician Certificate program will be trained on selected aspects of the local construction industry standard practices, including local building standards, Autodesk Civil 3D computer software for civil engineering, civil infrastructure construction methodologies and design / drafting. Students will have an opportunity to visit different local construction sites to obtain relevant experience.

This 19 week certificate program is entirely instructor-led, which allows students to gain both knowledge and hands-on experience in important facets of construction. The syllabus includes workshops and lectures which are facilitated by specialized construction industry experts. All instructors have relevant designations and 5 or more years of experience in the industry. The successful completion of 5 construction technician courses and the 4 week practicum is required for program graduation.

This program is 15 weeks in duration:
15 weeks of instruction a 4 week optional practicum (19 weeks).

Admission Requirements

At least 18 years old; high school graduation or equivalent; pass college admission test; proof of IELTS level 5.5 or equivalent.

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • 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

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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

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 in construction classes as well as in field site visits.

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 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 presenta¬tion for solid models will also be emphasized in this course.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
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 - Legislative Knowledge, Safety Knowledge, Communication
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 140, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Calculations, Problem Solving
AUT 700, 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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
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