The CADD certificate program is a multi-disciplinary program focusing on the core disciplines of the built environment. This program concentrates on the foundational theories and concepts in while learning and applying current technology so that graduates may begin their career as an entry level technician. Upon successful completion of this certificate, you have the option to continue on in the Built Environment Engineering Technology diploma 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 diploma with
Mature Student (21 years of age)
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.
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Many programs offered at Medicine Hat College qualify for transfer credits to other institutions. In some cases, you must transfer to another institution to complete your program and gain your credential.
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