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Computer Aided Design with AutoCAD 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-dimensinal models. Major topics also included the usage 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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  • 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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AUT100, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: none.
AUT150, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CCT100, 40 Hours, 2 Weeks | Building Code
This course provides students the knowledge of the Canadian city zoning bylaws and the British Columbia Building Code. Major topics include the study of building zoning, construction methods, design specifications, occupant safety, fire protection, accessibility, wood-framed structures, and application of span tables and basic understanding of energy efficient building design. Students learn to use AutoCAD to prepare a full set of single family building design plans.

Duration: 40 hours, 2 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100.
CCT140, 60 Hours, 3 Weeks | 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.

Duration: 60 hours, 3 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, CCT100.
AUT310, 80 Hours, 4 Weeks | Revit Architecture
This course is a parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM) program. Students use Revit® Architecture to learn building information modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Students begin the course by learning the fundamental features of Revit and progress through design modeling to drawing production. Major topics include the modeling of basic building structures, wall type selection, building interior design, family customization, site creation, roof design, 3D walkthrough, rendering and sheet production.

Duration: 80 hours, 4 weeks.

Prerequisite: AUT100, AUT150, CCT100.

The program is delivered in an in-class instruction method. The program has an intermittent intake model. Students start the program with the course indicated with (*) and then complete the remaining lecture courses in any order unless there is a prerequisite. Refer to course description for prerequisite.

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