Students taking this certificate will be trained to use 2D and 3D AutoCAD drawings, and management tools commonly used in engineering design. Drawing skills for employment in the engineering, architectural and construction industries will be emphasized. Students will gain a solid foundation in their understanding of AutoCAD and Revit Architecture. Students will also learn local building code standards, City Bylaws, and construction estimating techniques. All of these technical skills are a vital part of engineering, architecture and public works.
This 19-week certificate program is fully instructor-led, allowing students to navigate quickly through engineering and design theory and AutoCAD software. The curriculum includes experiential lectures and workshops facilitated by specialized industry experts. All instructors have relevant designations and at least 5 years experience in the industry. The program also includes work experience (practicum) at various firms throughout the lower mainland. The successful completion of 5 courses, including a 4-week practicum is required for program graduation.
The program duration is 15 Weeks:
15 Weeks theory classes, 4 Weeks optional practicum
The theory class is 20 hours per week:
20 hours lecture & discussion
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The Computer Aided Design and Drafting Certificate program consists of 6 core courses focusing on the application of AutoCAD to create engineering and architectural drawings. Students will learn to use high level computer aided design techniques and the most updated parametric design approach to create 2-dimensional drawings as well as 3-dimensional models.