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CAD Drafting for Civil Infrastructure Certificate


 

This program emphasizes practical hands-on construction practices in building and civil infrastructures. All aspects of design, drafting and construction methods will be taught in lecture format as well as in field site visits. Instruction includes current building construction practices, civil infrastructure construction standards, and the most current computer drafting technologies to ensure students will have the knowledge, skills, and competency to enter this labor force immediately upon graduation.

After graduation, students are primarily suitable for employment opportunities in local construction firms, with contractors, engineering and architecture companies. Employment opportunities and further studies may also be pursued in civil engineering, building science, architecture and computer-aided design.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • 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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    Sustaining Civilization
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    Influencing Green Initiatives
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    Bridging Communities

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Building Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Career Paths
  • Construction Project Manager
  • Construction Inspector
  • Mechanical Project Coordinator Project Coordinator

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PROGRAM DURATION

16 Week Certificate

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.
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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software Skills
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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
CCT100 | 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
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 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
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.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling and Spatial Visualization Skills


ENHANCE YOUR CAREER CAD Drafting for Civil Infrastructure


" 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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