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Computer Aided Design Technology

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
240 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
12 Weeks
Includes holidays and professional days.

Online and On-Campus Delivery Options may be available!

The Computer Aided Design Technology program gives the student the skills and occupational competencies necessary to work with the software used in design fields such as interior design, architecture and industrial design.

At the end of this program, the student will have developed a basic understanding and the fundamental skills of AutoCAD; Revit/BIM, and SketchUp.

Learning Objectives

Computer Aided Design Technology graduates are able to:

  • Use AutoCAD and Revit to create precision drawings and technical illustrations
  • Create 2-dimensional models using AutoCAD software
  • Use Revit to design 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional buildings and structures
  • Create 3-dimensional rendered models using SketchUp for applications such as architectural, interior design, and industrial product design

Why Study Computer Aided Design At Sprott Shaw? 

  • Lifetime access to dedicated Employment Services Specialists (ESS) who can help you with resume and cover letter writing, interview skills, and the overall job search after graduation 
  • Lifetime tuition-free access to course refreshers if you ever need to retrain and update your skills 
  • Practicum opportunities with recognized organizations across BC 
  • Multiple start dates so you can start your education when you want to without the wait
  • Career and professional development success courses to help create a career development marketing plan, learn the cardinal rules of professionalism, and identify the target markets and employment resources in the counselling field 
  • Preparation and orientation courses to teach you how to find credible research, write papers, create proper citation formats including APA, and study effectively for exams 
  • All-inclusive program costs where what you see is what you pay. Our costs include registration fees, assessment fees, tuition, textbooks, supplies, course materials, uniforms, certificates, graduation fees, practicum fees, and much more
  • Grant and scholarship opportunities are available to help you save on tuition. Up to $4000 in scholarships and grants are open to recent high school graduates, Sprott Shaw alumni, military veterans, and more! Click here to browse our full list of grants and scholarships

Where Are Sprott Shaw Graduates Working? 

Our Trades and Design graduates can be found working throughout the province. Numerous electrician services have hired our graduates including Vancity Electric, Red Seal Electric, Nightingale Electric, and more. 

Click below to learn more about where our graduates are currently working. Please note that these lists do not cover every single business that has hired a Sprott Shaw graduate, but they do provide a good representation of the sort of industries that Sprott Shaw graduates are working in


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Career Opportunities

3D Modeling Technician
AutoCAD Technologist
REVIT Technologist
SketchUp Technician
Admission Requirements:
  • Grade 12 / GED or mature student status (all transcripts must be “true certified copies” or originals)
  • Applicants must successfully complete the admissions interview and may be required to do an entrance assessment with a minimum score of 20/40 in the English Assessment and a minimum score of 20/40 in the Math Assessment (with a minimum composite score of 42/80)
  • For more information on English Language requirements and equivalencies please click here

Domestic Students:

  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of English 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the English Entrance Assessment.
  • Domestic students that can provide a Canadian transcript showing completion of Math 10, 11 or 12 (or equivalent) with a passing grade of ‘C’, will be exempt from having to write the Math Entrance Assessment.

International Students:

  • International students can meet the Math Entrance Assessment requirement by providing an equivalent to Canadian High School Math 10, 11 or 12 with a passing grade of ‘C’. The credential must be evaluated and verified
  • International students can meet the English requirement by completing or demonstrating one of the following three options:
  • Sprott Shaw’s English Language Assessment, OR
  • Minimum IELTS Score 5.5 overall or iBT TOFEL Score of 70, OR
  • Completion of an ESL program from one of SSC’s partnered ESL schools.
Certificate Requirements:
  • 70% average upon successful completion of all courses.

Students can expect to complete 1 – 4 hours of homework per day.

* Computer Aided Design Technology was reviewed and approved by the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Post-Secondary Education and Future Skills.

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Courses List

This 12 week Certificate program requires the student to complete the following courses.

  • Use of Computer-Aided Design (AutoCAD) basic techniques and applications
  • Knowledge of different tools and process in drawing aids and editing
  • An understanding of scale, dimension and annotation setups
  • Assign line types and hatching
  • Produce an accurate and well-organized computer-generated drawings
  • Necessary skills in computer-aided drafting

  • Write Blocks and Attributes on Editing, Title Blocks & Symbols
  • Understand how to work with Xrefs and Xclip
  • Dimension Sub-Styles and Leaders
  • CTB files and customizing CTB files
  • Layout View, Colours and Paperspace

  • Skills and strategies conducive to learning in a college atmosphere, orientation to the college environment, using technology, knowing college policies and procedures.
  • Time management, writing and using citations, study strategies, student budgeting, and wellness/self-care/stress management.
  • An orientation to the PCP program and the emergency medicine professions.
  • Prepare for upcoming studies, learning environments, and work experience placements throughout the program.

  • REVIT / BIM techniques and applications
  • Different tools and process in setups and project organization
  • Basic Drawing, Editing Tools and Drawing Aids, using REVIT
  • Draw complete architectural plans in REVIT
  • Import and use REVIT components
  • Create and customize curtain walls, doors and windows

  • Advanced REVIT / BIM techniques and applications
  • Create ceilings and their details using Revit Application
  • Customize and add stairs and railings using Revit Application
  • Learn to add custom stair shapes
  • Edit topographic surfaces
  • Sun/daylight and adding artificial lights

  • Working understanding of the emerging technologies
  • Tools and techniques of the software program and its supporting plug-ins
  • Expand their ability on idea exploration through the use of three-dimensional modelling
  • Application of scenes, styles and textures
  • Integration of various supporting software plug-ins with SketchUp
  • Dispel the myths in the professional realms on complexities and difficulties of computer modelling

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