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Civil Infrastructure Design Technology Diploma


 

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. Instruction in the current building construction practices, civil infrastructure construction standards and current computer drafting technologies ensure students will have the knowledge, skills and competency to enter this labor force immediately upon graduation. 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 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 Civil Infrastructure Design Technology diploma will be granted upon successfully completion of all courses.

The Civil Infrastructure Design Technology Program is Accredited by:

ASTTBC

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Pass college mathematic assessment or Math 11 and above
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment; International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

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    Bridging Communities
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    Designing Sustainable Initiatives
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    Influencing Lifestyles
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    Shaping Civilization

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Civil Engineering Technician
  • Municipal Engineering Assistant
  • Construction Technician
  • Civil Drafting Technician
  • Surveyor Assistant
  • Career Paths
  • Civil Project Manager
  • Civil Project Estimator
  • Structural Building Designer
  • Civil Engineering Inspector
  • Building Inspector

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PROGRAM DURATION

35 Week Diploma, 4 Week Practicum Included

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AUT010 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
AUT100 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
AUT150 | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CCT100 | Building Code
This course provides students the knowledge of the Canadian city zoning bylaws and the British Columbia Building Code. Major topics include the study of building zoning, construction methods, design specifications, occupant safety, fire protection, accessibility, wood-framed structures, and application of span tables and basic understanding of energy efficient building design. Students learn to use AutoCAD to prepare a full set of single family building design plans.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
AUT810 | Civil 3D
The course provides students with the knowledge to use Autodesk Civil 3D computer software for civil engineering, land development and infrastructure design. Students learn how to create civil plans, profiles, and cross sections as well as 3-dimensional corridor models. Major topics include survey data imports, creation of land surfaces, land parcels, roadway alignments, underground piping layout, and infrastructure assemblies. Students also learn Civil 3D drafting procedures, dynamic model updating techniques and the computation of earth work as well as pavement material quantities.

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
CCT110 | Health and Safety in Construction
The course provides students the knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations in the workplace. The lecturer presents the role of key stakeholders involved in health and safety issues in construction. Main topics include the role of workers’ compensation board, accident prevention on the construction site, protection of the public, and health hazards in construction. WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Material Information System) is also covered.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
CCT130 | Surveying
This course is designed to provide students with 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 equipment and techniques in generating the required survey information relevant to construction and engineering projects.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CCT140 | 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 construction components. An overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes is also covered.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, CCT100.
CCT150 | Civil Construction Inspection and Management
This course provides students with the knowledge of inspection techniques as well as project management skills in civil engineering. Main topics include pavement structure construction and basic design considerations, Gantt charts, CPM methods and scheduling techniques. In addition, overview of the contractual responsibilities, contract relationships, bonding, tendering and types of civil construction contracts are also discussed in this course.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: AUT100, CCT100.
CIV200 | Structural Designs and 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, and bracing members. Manual and computer-aided design / drafting software are used to create engineering working drawings.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
CIV250 | Road Design
This course provides students the 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 and pavement structure design criteria will be discussed. Students learn to use computer aided-design software to plan, layout and design various roadway systems as well as calculating mass earthwork cut and fill quantities.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
CIV300 | Urban Municipal Service Design
This course provides students the knowledge in municipal piping design, layout and analysis. Students learn to prepare detailed designs of storm, sanitary sewer systems and water distribution piping systems. Major topics include fluid hydraulic principles, pressure piping design considerations, gravity piping analysis, storm water flow computation, wastewater flow rate, and preparation of servicing design plans. Local municipal piping infrastructure management techniques are also discussed in this course.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
AUT650 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
AUT410 | 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.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.
AUT140 | 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.

Duration: 20 hours, 1 week.

Prerequisite: none.
WEP150 | 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.

Duration: 150 hours, 4 weeks.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students start the program with the course indicated with (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in any order unless there is a prerequisite. Refer to course description for prerequisite.

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