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Overview

The Associate Certificate in Construction Drawings program is designed to support employment opportunities in the construction industry, primarily in architectural, engineering, manufacturing and government offices. The program focuses on production of construction drawings for commercial, residential and industrial buildings.

The target audience for this associate certificate are those that are interested in entering the field of technical drafting or professionals who have experience in the construction industry and are looking for new professional development opportunities.

The Associate Certificate in Construction Drawings program is a completely online part-time studies program that will provide graduates with technical drafting skills and knowledge of structural components, in order to be able to translate technical information into clear and accurate construction drawings.

This program consists of seven courses that cover the technical aspects of developing professional construction drawings from concept sketches, design information, codes and specifications. The program provides graduates with a well-rounded set of skills and knowledge for succeeding in the construction industry.

The program will use lectures and self-guided learning as the primary method to develop the knowledge and applied skills of the learners. Learning methodologies will also include project work, virtual laboratory classes and group collaboration.

The program is designed to be completed by a cohort of up to 20 students over a 12-month period. At this point in time the courses are not available on a one-off basis. They are delivered sequentially, as part of the Associate Certificate.

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.

Read more about how to meet BCIT’s entrance requirements

Recommended for success

Good hand/eye coordination, spatial visualization, and technical aptitude are necessary. Previous experience with CAD or a similar drafting program would be an asset.

International applicants

This program is not available to international students. View available programs

Apply to program

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.

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 Part-time Studies Fees page for information on tuition fees and refunds.

Books and supplies

$550 (general estimated cost, subject to change)

Courses

Class hours

Students enroll in one course at a time.

For each course in the program there will be a requirement to log in to the course via Learning Hub during one evening a week. During these times, there may be a lecture, guest lecturer and/or class discussions. For the rest of the week, students will work at their own pace to complete the weekly assignments or tasks. Though self-paced, each course will have set timelines for the completion of assignments and quizzes.

Program delivery

All courses in the program will be delivered through the BCIT Learning Hub online platform. Orientation to the platform and all the features employed in the course will be provided at the beginning of each course.

Students are responsible for checking the prerequisites for each course before registering.

Program matrix

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Term 1 (15 weeks) Credits
  ASCT 1010 Introductory Graphics 3.0
  ASCT 1015 Blueprint Reading 2.0
  ASCT 1020 Introduction to CADD Drafting 3.0
  ASCT 1051 Mathematics for Technical Applications 4.0
 
Term 2 (10 weeks) Credits
  ASCT 1145 Construction Drawings for Industrial Buildings 4.0
 
Term 3 (10 weeks) Credits
  ASCT 1155 Construction Drawings for Residential Buildings 4.0
 
Term 4 (10 weeks) Credits
  ASCT 1135 Construction Drawings for Commercial Buildings 4.0
 
Total Credits: 24.0

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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

One year.

Students must complete the Associate Certificate in Construction Drawings program within seven years.

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.

Program location

This program is offered through distance and online learning.

Graduating & Jobs

Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for BCIT Credential [PDF] and submit it to Student Information and Enrolment Services.

Allow approximately six to eight weeks for processing.

All financial obligations to the Institute must be met prior to issuance of any credential.

Contact Us

Anna Trajkovic, MSc, BSc, PID
Chief Instructor, BCIT
Tel: 604-432-8626
Email: Anna_Trajkovic@bcit.ca

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