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Architectural Option Full-time Certificate 1720certts

Overview

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.

The Architectural and Structural CADD and Graphics Technician programs at BCIT offers 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.

The Program

This specialty applies drafting, computer applications, and graphic presentation with architectural and design skills used in the preparation of architectural projects, and construction of buildings.

Program Entry

Application processing

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

Applications are considered for a specific intake; this program does not carry a wait-list from year to year.

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

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

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

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

Books and supplies

$1300
(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 1050 Introduction to Drafting Mathematics 3.0
  ASCT 1200 Planning and Urban Design 13.0
  ASCT 1210 Computer Applications for Architecture 5.0
  ASCT 1220 Design and Construction Documents 2.0
  ASCT 1230 Architectural Theory and History 2.0
  ASCT 1240 Architectural Graphics 17.0
  ASCT 1245 Introduction to Architectural 3D Modeling 3.0
  ASCT 1250 Codes and Regulations 5.0
  ASCT 1260 Construction Materials and Assemblies 6.0
  ASCT 1270 Building Construction 10.0
  ASCT 1280 Project Management and Controls 3.0
  ASCT 1290 Presentations and Communications 3.0
  ASCT 1295 Professional Practice 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

Structural 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 architectural firms residential construction companies, or other firms requiring a mix of design and drafting skills.

Graduate employment outcomes

The BCIT student outcomes reports present summary findings from the annual survey of former students administered by BC Stats one to two years after graduation. These reports combine the last three years of available results for the 2013-2015 BCIT Outcomes Surveys of 2012-2014 graduates and for Degree 2010-2012 graduates. The reports are organized into three-page summaries containing information on graduates' labour market experiences and opinions regarding their education. More detailed information can be accessed at the BC Student Outcomes website.

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