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CAD Drafting for Building Certificate


 

This program provides students how 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. Major topics also included the use of Revit Architecture to model buildings. In addition, students will prepare building drawings in accordance with the local building code and bylaws.

Students will have the knowledge, skills, and competency to enter this labor force immediately upon graduation. Students after graduation are primarily suitable for employment opportunities in local construction firms, with contractors, engineering and architecture companies. Employment opportunities and further studies may also be pursued in civil engineering, building science, architecture and computer-aided design.

Admission Requirements

  • High school diploma (or equivalent) or mature student status;
  • Domestic students: Grade 10 English or pass college English assessment;
  • International students: IELTS 6.0 proof (or equivalent) or pass college English assessment

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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES

  • Entry-level Jobs
  • Architectural Drafter
  • Civil Engineering Drafter
  • Interior Design Drafter
  • Computer Aided Design Technician
  • Career Paths
  • CAD Coordinator
  • CAD Manager
  • Mechanical Project Coordinator
  • Interior Design Project Coordinator

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PROGRAM DURATION

16 Week Certificate

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

AUT010 | Computer and Mathematic Fundamentals
This course provides students the fundamental knowledge of computer operation, file management and the basics of mathematics. Major topics include Microsoft Word keyboarding skills, document formatting, Excel spreadsheet creation, linear algebra, quadratic equations, trigonometry, and geometry.
AUT100 | AutoCAD Fundamentals
This course provides students with knowledge and skills focusing on computer aided design and drafting using AutoCAD. Students learn the most updated techniques in computer-aided design / drafting in the engineering and building design profession. Utilizing high-end computer tools, students gain knowledge in producing drawings in 2-dimensional environment as well as basic 3-dimensional models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software Skills
AUT150 | AutoCAD Advanced
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
CCT100 | Building Code
This course provides students with in-depth studies in advanced level AutoCAD commands and drawing management techniques. A complete overview focuses on project orientated drafting and design skills with an emphasis on scaled 2-Dimensional project drawing in model and paper space layout settings. Students also learn advanced 3-Dimensional tools to create surface models and composite solid models.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication Skills, Knowledge in Local Building Design Code Standards
CCT140 | Construction Estimating 1
This course provides students with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include residential, commercial and civil infrastructure estimating methods, quantity takeoff and cost calculation procedures of the construction components. Overview of the contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract and tendering processes are also discussed.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
AUT310 | Revit Architecture
The course provides students with the knowledge to use Autodesk Civil 3D computer software for civil engineering, land development and infrastructure design. Students learn how to create civil plans, profiles, and cross sections as well as 3-dimensional corridor models. Major topics include survey data imports, creation of land surfaces, land parcels, roadway alignments, underground piping layout, and infrastructure assemblies. Students also learn Civil 3D drafting procedures, dynamic model updating techniques and the computation of earth work as well as pavement material quantities.

Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Design Visualization and 3D Parametric Building Information Modeling
ENHANCE YOUR CAREER CAD Drafting For Building


" Smaller class sizes helped me to participate more in the class activities and I had more opportunities to interact with the teacher and the classmates. "
Harjit Sidhu Brighton College Alumni

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