Building Department

Diploma in Building and Civil Engineering

This is a two year full time programme devoted to sensitizing the student to domestic buildings, small commercial and industrial buildings.  This programme is aimed at training students for the Building and Civil Engineering area and gears the student for University of Guyana Faculty of Technology.  Subjects covered in this programme are:

First Year                                                     

  • Architectural Drawing
  • AutoCAD
  • Construction
  • Chemistry
  • Engineering Surveying
  • English Language
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Masonry
  • Mechanical Workshop
  • Mechanics
  • Physics
  • Properties of Materials

Second Year

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Carpentry
  • Electrical Installation
  • Construction Technology
  • Engineering Surveying
  • Elements of Administration
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Plumbing
  • Properties
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structures

 

Technician Certificate in Building and Civil Construction Part 1

This is a two year day release programme (one full day a week) geared at the student who is employed in industry and commerce.  The student, who is expected to have a maximum of two years’ experience, will be exposed to the practical aspects of construction.  Subjects covered in this programme are:

First Year                                                               

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Masonry

Second Year

  • Carpentry
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Physics
  • Plumbing

 

Technician Certificate in Building and Civil Construction Part II

This programme is a follow up of Part 1.  The student will be further exposed to building and civil construction with major emphasis on practical. This is also a two year day release programme (one full day a week).  The subjects covered in this programme are:

First Year                                                                

  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Measurement
  • Structures
  • Engineering Mathematics

Second Year

  • Carpentry
  • Construction Materials
  • Construction Practice
  • Physics
  • Plumbing

 

Technician Certificate in Architectural Drawing

This programme is a two year programme conducted in the evenings.  It is a means of communicating ideas, concepts and details, and requires drafting skills in modern and traditional methods of architectural drawing.  Subjects covered in this programme are:

 

First Year

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Architectural Drawing
  • AutoCAD
  • Building Materials
  • Construction Technology

Second Year

  • Architectural Drawing
  • Construction Technology
  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Quantity Surveying

 

Masonry – Level 1

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 18 mandatory units.  This programme is a highly durable form of construction where the student is exposed to brickwork, concrete practice and stone to construct elements.

Masonry – Level 2

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 30 mandatory units. This programme is a continuation from Level 1 and the student is further exposed to brickwork, concrete practice and stone to construct elements.  One must complete the Masonry Level 1 programme in order to do the Level 2.

Plumbing – Level 1

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 15 mandatory units. The student will be exposed to installing and maintaining water systems, pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building.

Plumbing – Level 2

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 33 mandatory units. The student will be further exposed to installing and maintaining water systems, pipes, tanks, fittings, and other apparatus required for the water supply, heating, and sanitation in a building. One must complete the Plumbing Level 1 programme in order to do the Level 2.

Furniture Making – Level 1

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 22 mandatory units.  This programme will teach all about the process of designing solid timber furniture concepts and then turn them into reality.

Furniture Making – Level 2

To achieve the Caribbean Vocational Qualification (CVQ) in this programme requires completing 24 mandatory units.  This programme will further teach all about the process of designing solid timber furniture concepts and then turn them into reality.  One must complete the Furniture Making Level 1 programme in order to do the Level 2.