Computer Aided Drafting

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Duration: 6 semesters plus 8 week work term. Click here for specific start dates.
Faculty: Construction, Trades & Mining
Certification: Diploma of Technology
Entrance Requirements: Please click here

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

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:

  • Acres International
  • AE Consultants
  • AGRA Engineering
  • AMEC Forest Wheeler
  • Atlantic Engineering
  • BAE-Newplan Group Ltd.
  • East Coast Surveys
  • Halliburton
  • Irving Industries
  • Karwood Contracting
  • Marine Industrial, Seattle,
  • McElhanney Land Surveys
  • Metal World
  • ND Dobbin Ltd.
  • Newfoundland Power
  • OSCO Construction Group
  • Reardon Construction
  • Suncor
  • Works Services and Transportation

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