Computer skills + construction knowledge + a splash of artistry. This ‘off-the-beaten-path’ career just might be for you!
Learn the skills you need to be a Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) Operator! Designers, architects and engineers rely on CAD operators to create drawings and blueprints for their projects. Use the latest 2D and 3D software to learn everything you need in CAD operations. You’ll learn to produce architectural, structural, electrical, and commercial building drawings and blueprints, as well as mechanical system drawings in ventilation, electrical, and plumbing, all while applying building code standards. The building design and construction industries need qualified CAD Operators!
(International students MUST register through the International Students application process.)
|Program||Centre||Start date||Graduate in ...||Cost|
|Residential & Commercial Drafting||NOVA||Aug 21, 2023||16 months||$409.45|
|Code||Statement of competency||Hours||Credits|
|755-002||Apply concepts of health and safety on construction sites||30||2|
|825-011||Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process||15||1|
|825-211||Use job search techniques||15||1|
|825-258||Enter the work force||120||8|
|825-262||Use a computer||30||2|
|825-273||Draft architectural components||45||3|
|825-287||Use the basic functions of drafting software applications||105||7|
|825-297||Produce drawings of architectural objects||105||7|
|825-308||Produce architectural plans for a single-family dwelling||120||8|
|825-315||Use the advanced functions of drafting software applications||75||5|
|825-324||Produce reinforced concrete drawings||60||4|
|825-332||Record construction site data||30||2|
|825-346||Research information related to plumbing||90||6|
|825-356||Produce plumbing plans||90||6|
|825-362||Draw wall sections and detail drawings||30||2|
|825-372||Estimate quantities of materials and equipment||30||2|
|825-384||Produce steel structure assembly drawings||60||4|
|825-398||Produce structural steel shop drawings||120||8|
|825-408||Produce architectural plans for a multi-family dwelling||120||8|
|825-413||Research information related to electricity||45||3|
|825-423||Produce electrical plans||45||3|
|825-437||Produce presentation drawings||105||7|
|825-446||Research information related to ventilation||90||6|
|825-457||Produce ventilation plans||105||7|
|825-468||Produce commercial building plans||120||8|
To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:
Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor’s degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.
This section identifies the modules or course codes for the actual programs of study in adult general education that are specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics. Functional prerequisites includes the successful completion of specific prerequisites as well as the general development test (TDG). When a DVS doesn’t require specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a dash ( – ) is displayed in the appropriate cell. For programs that lead to an AVS, specific prerequisites and the TDG do not apply (N/A).
|Language of instruction||Second language||Mathematics|
|ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)||632-306 ou (630-316)||–||–||MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)||563-306 ou (568-314)|
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