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The Building Construction Technology Associate Certificate program is designed to provide students with a competency skill level for working in the field of housing and small building design and construction. Recommended to individuals who want to advance in their careers or are currently working in design/build offices, working with construction documents, material suppliers and installers, estimating, and municipal offices. All credits earned may be applied to the Certificate in Architectural and Building Technology.

Courses have been designed to satisfy some of the academic requirements of the following organizations:

Transfer Credit (TCR)

Students applying for transfer credits towards the above program must first declare the program. Courses for TCR must have been taken within 5 years (5 year currency) of the application for TCR. Only first level courses are eligible for TCR. The student must also have obtained a minimum of 70% or a second class pass, or B- in the course for which they are applying for TCR. The approved TCR is only applicable to this program and will not necessarily be acceptable by other program areas. Transfer credits for COMM, MATH, CIVL and PHYS courses must be approved by the home department. Students who wish to apply for TCR of their courses for any other programs shall apply to the individual programs areas for approval. All application for program declaration and TCR are now required to be completed online. The student is responsible for submission of all applicable documents and transcripts before any decision will be made for TCR.

Some ABT Part-time Studies courses have been developed to align content with first year courses in the Architectural and Building Technology (ABT) diploma program. Those students intending to continue their academic careers in the diploma program MUST APPLY to the ABT full-time program and meet all the Entrance Requirements to be considered for admission. Once accepted, course credits from the ABT part-time studies programs may be granted toward the two-year Diploma. Course credit transfers will be assessed on an individual basis. For more information, please refer to Transfer Credit on the ABT Diploma's program entry page.

Program Entry

Application processing

Ongoing throughout the year.

Recommended for success

To be successful in this program, students are recommended to have the following:

  • Grade 10 education or equivalent
  • English 12 or equivalent

See individual courses for additional requirements and prerequisites.

You may consider taking a few courses before declaring this program to make sure the program is what you want.

International applicants

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

Program declaration

Declaring your Part-time Studies program ensures that Roommeme is aware of your intent to complete a program as it is currently outlined and also provides you the opportunity to apply for transfer credit.
Read more about program declaration requests

Roommeme accepts only complete program declarations. To declare this program:

  • Answer all questions completely prior to submission.
  • If required, convert transcripts and supporting documents to PDF files.
  • Have a credit card ready to pay the application fee.

Upon approval, a program plan letter will be sent to you confirming your program of study. Please allow approximately eight weeks for processing.

Scheduled intakes

Ongoing Part-time Studies intakes: January, April and September.

Costs & Supplies

Tuition fees

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


Program delivery

Students complete this program by registering on a course-by-course basis. Courses are offered in the evenings at our Burnaby campus from 6:30 pm. Refer to the courses listed below for current dates and times.

Program matrix

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1. Required Courses: Credits
  BLDC 1050 Materials and Methods 1 3.0
  BLDC 1200 Construction 1 A 3.0
  BLDC 1205 Construction 1 B 3.0
  BLDC 1300 Estimating 1 3.0
  BLDC 1500 Building Code: Part 9 (SFD) 3.0
  BLDC 2050 Materials and Methods 2 3.0
2. Complete 3.0 credits of electives from the following: Credits
  BLDC 2000 Architectural Planning 1 3.0
  BLDC 2005 Architectural Planning 2 3.0
  BLDC 2150 Introduction to Construction Economics 3.0
  BLDC 2200 Construction 2 A 4.5
  BLDC 2205 Construction 2 B 4.5
  BLDC 2300 Estimating 2 3.0
  BLDC 2400 Architectural CAD 1 3.0
  BLDC 2405 Architectural CAD 2 3.0
  BLDC 3050 Building Envelope Performance 3.0
  BLDC 3060 Building Envelope Laboratory 3.0
  BLDG 1008 Residential Landscape Design 1.5
  BLDG 1100 Managing Asbestos in Your Buildings 3.0
  BLDG 1137 Building Envelope Solutions 3.0
  BLDG 1825 BC Building Code: Multi Unit and Small Buildings 3.0
  BLDG 1830 BC Building Code: Part 3 Introduction 3.0
  BLDG 1835 BC Building Code: Part 3 Advanced 1.5
  BLDG 1845 Vancouver Building By-law 1.5
  BLDG 2800 Autodesk Revit 3.0
  BLDG 2805 Autodesk Revit 2 3.0
  BLDG 2900 Autodesk Revit For Structures 3.0
  BLDG 2905 Autodesk Revit For Structures 2 3.0
  BLDG 3400 Architectural CAD 3 (3D) 1.5
  BLDG 3405 Architectural CAD Rendering 1.5
  BLDG 3840 Computer Construction Estimating 3.0
  BLDG 4425 Advanced Computer Graphics for Architecture 3.0
  DRFT 1000 Architectural Drafting 3.0
  GROW 1000 Green Roofs - Details, Installation and Maintenance 1.5
  GROW 2000 Green Roofs - Planting in the Pacific Northwest 1.5
Total Credits: 21.0

Check current availability of courses for this program.

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 Roommeme? Check out Roommeme's Transfer Equivalency Database to find out.

Program Details

Program length

Students have up to seven years to complete this program; however, it is possible to complete this program within one year.

Program location

Burnaby Campus
1111 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, BC

Graduating & Jobs

Graduate employment outcomes

The Roommeme 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 2016-2018 Roommeme Outcomes Surveys of 2015-2017 graduates and for Degree 2014-2016 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 website.

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Apply for graduation

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, complete an Application for Roommeme 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

Rohi Nath, P.Eng., Program Head, 111-412-7477

Theresa Udevi, Program Assistant, 111-412-7411

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