Programs

Computer Aided Drafting and Design

CERTIFICATE

About this Program

Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) involves developing technical and artistic skills to become a drafting technician or technologist with strong knowledge of industry standard software. The program is flexible, offering you the opportunity to focus on the areas that interest you most.

 

This program introduces you to the concepts of drafting. You will learn the basics of AutoCAD, mathematics, topography, architecture, physical sciences, and other related topics. After successful completion of the first year of study you will receive a certificate in Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) focusing on traditional and more advanced computer-aided drafting skills relevant to the demands of the changing Canadian industry. Graduates of the certificate may enter the workforce equipped with a basic understanding of architecture, computers, mechanical and topographical drawing and design.  

 

With the certificate in hand, you also have the option of completing a second year to earn the Built Environment Engineering Technology diploma. Second year courses expand upon the concepts learned in the first year and involve more practical application of various software packages.  

 

We work hard to keep the program aligned with industry standards. Annual meetings of an advisory board made up of local professionals, college faculty and students ensure standards are maintained. In addition, computer hardware and software is kept current with regular upgrades.  

 

This program will be challenging. Having a strong background in computers, mathematics, and physics is an asset to anyone entering the program. Time management skills are also necessary as the program has an especially heavy course load. 

High School

High school diploma with

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Science 30 or Physics 20

Mature Student (21 years of age)

  • ELA 30-1 or ELA 30-2
  • Math 30-1 or Math 30-2 
  • Science 30 or Physics 20

Academic Transition Plan (ATP)

If you do not possess all of the admission requirements, the Academic Transition Plan (ATP) may provide conditional acceptance to this program, provided space is available.

Some courses related to this program are found here. Please see the academic calendar or this year's program planning guide for an up-to-date set of courses related to Computer Aided Drafting and Design.
Employment opportunities exist with consulting engineers, land surveyors, oil and gas industry, mining and manufacturing companies, federal, provincial, and municipal governments. The broad engineering background provides students the opportunity to be employed in research, design, manufacturing and sales. Students also have the opportunity to become an important member of any team engaged in supplying the goods and services required by modern technology. Completing the one-year program provides students with eligibility for membership in the Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta (ASET) after two years of suitable industry experience.

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