Structural Option Full-time Certificate 1710certts

Overview

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The Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician program offers two areas of specialization: Architectural CADD and Graphics Technician and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician. Applicants must indicate area of specialization on their application.

Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician programs at BCIT offer training for a variety of applications in architecture, building construction and industrial applications. CADD (Computer-Aided Drafting and Design) is an integral part of all our drafting programs.

All students begin in September and must complete a drafting and CADD core and specialty. Total program length: 40 weeks.

The Program

This specialty applies drafting and computer applications with design skills to provide specific detailed information on structural building components and the preparation of working drawings, using structural techniques and requirements as they apply to building construction.

Program Entry

Application processing

Open to applications beginning November 1st (or next business day)

Entrance requirements

Applicants must meet all entrance requirements and will be accepted on a first qualified basis as long as space remains.

  • English: two years of education in English in an English-speaking country with one of the following:
  • Math: one of the following:
    • Principles of Mathematics 11 (50%) or
    • Applications of Mathematics 11 (50%) or
    • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 (50%) or
    • Foundations of Mathematics 11 (50%) or
    • Pre-Calculus 11 (50%) or
    • BCIT Math Trades Pre-entry Test

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

  • Good hand/eye coordination, spatial visualization and technical aptitude are necessary. Students applying to the program should be able to visualize and independently solve problems similar to following example:

Apply to program

The Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician program offers two areas of specialization. Candidates who wish to apply to this program must declare their option/specialization at the time of application.

Indicate your 'first choice program' as Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician and also specify one of the following options:

BCIT accepts only complete applications. In order to apply:

  • Include proof of meeting all entrance requirements prior to submission
  • Convert all transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee
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You can check the status of your application online at any time using the Student Information System.

Scheduled intakes

September each year.

*Scheduled intakes are subject to change

myCommunication

Within 2 business days of submitting your completed application, BCIT will send a message to your personal e-mail and your myBCIT e-mail address. All correspondence about your application will be posted to your online myCommunication account at my.bcit.ca. We'll send you an email when a new message is posted. It's important to watch for these emails, or regularly check your account online.

You can expect to receive communication concerning the status of your application within 4 weeks.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

Please see the Fees, Payments and Refunds section of the website for more information on full-time tuition fees.

Books and supplies

$830
(general estimated cost, and subject to change)

Financial assistance

Financial assistance may be available for this program. For more information, please contact Student Financial Aid and Awards.

Courses

Class hours

0700–1430, Monday through Friday

Program matrix

Required Courses: Credits
  ASCT 1010 Introductory Graphics 3.0
  ASCT 1020 Introduction to CADD Drafting 3.0
  ASCT 1051 Mathematics for Technical Applications 4.0
  ASCT 1110 Applied Statics 5.0
  ASCT 1120 Structural Steel Design and Detailing 8.0
  ASCT 1130 Reinforced Concrete Structures 13.0
  ASCT 1140 Steel Construction 8.0
  ASCT 1150 Wood Frame Construction 8.0
  ASCT 1160 Presentations and Communications 2.0
  ASCT 1170 Computer Aided Design 8.0
  ASCT 1180 Structural Graphics 10.0
  ASCT 1190 Mechanics of Materials 6.0
  ASCT 1195 Building Code 2.0
 
Total Credits: 80.0

Transfer credit

Do you have credits from another BC/Yukon post-secondary school? Do you want to know if they transfer to courses here at BCIT? Check out BCIT's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

40 weeks, full-time

Grading

A minimum grade of 50% is required to pass each course. All courses must be passed in order to successfully complete the program. Students require an overall GPA of 65% in order to graduate.

Additional program options

Architectural Option

Program location

Burnaby Campus
3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Job Opportunities

Graduates may find entry level drafting, CADD and graphics positions in engineering and architectural offices that deal with reinforced concrete and structural steel, and steel fabrication companies.

Graduate employment outcomes

The following link takes you to graduate outcome survey results containing mostly labour market results from the 2011-2013 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2010-2012 Graduates.
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