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Computer Aided Drafting


Computer Aided Drafting

Duration: 6 semesters plus 8 week work term
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Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Technology

Program Description

The Computer Aided Drafting program prepares students to work with engineering, architectural, or industrial firms requiring knowledge and expertise in the production of engineering drawings through computer aided drafting (CAD) techniques, and/or traditional manual drawing techniques. Course material includes theoretical and practical applications of architectural, mechanical and civil engineering drafting. Current industry packages including AutoCAD and MicroStation enhance student training and employability.

Program Courses

Architecture (Residential) Physics
AutoCAD I Pre-Calculus
AutoCAD II Probability and Statistics Fundamentals
AutoCAD III Site Design
Civil (Industrial) Spreadsheets
Civil (Municipal) Standard First Aid
Database Management Survey Practices
Geometry Technical Drawing
Introduction to Technical Reporting Technical Mathematics
Inventor Technical Reporting
Job Search Skills WHMIS
Land Development Word Processing
Materials of Construction (Non-Structural) Word Term
Materials of Construction (Structural)  
MicroStation I  

Employment Opportunities

Upon successful completion of the Computer Aided Drafting program, graduates may be eligible for employment (depending on specific hiring practices) with engineering, architectural, or industrial firms under the supervision of engineers and architects. The skills and knowledge acquired through the application of Computer Aided Drafting software allow graduates to perform to current industry standards. Employment opportunities will be appropriate in organizations whose main responsibility is the production of engineering drawings through computerized and/or traditional means. Self-employment opportunities may also exist.  A small sample of Academy Canada’s excellent employers include:

BAE-Newplan Group Ltd.
AGRA Engineering
Atlantic Engineering
McElhanney Land Surveys
Acres International

Newfoundland Power
AE Consultants
Metal World
Works Services and Transportation
East Coast Surveys
AMEC Forest Wheeler

Irving Industries
Reardon Construction
Karwood Contracting
ND Dobbin Ltd.
Marine Industrial, Seattle,
OSCO Construction Group

Entrance Requirements

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