Computer-Aided Design Technology

This 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.

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

Graduates of the Computer-Aided Design certificate may apply to have credits transferred to Sprott Shaw’s Diploma in Sustainable Architectural Technologist, Diploma in Interior Design or the Diploma in Industrial Design.

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

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:
240 Hours
Full-Time Program Length:
12 Weeks
(Includes holidays and professional days)
Program content is subject to change.

Contact an Admissions Advisor for More Information Today!

Contact Us Today!

Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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)
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

* Computer-Aided Design Technology was reviewed and approved by the registrar of the Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) of the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills & Training.

Students can expect to complete one to three hours of homework per day.

Contact an Admissions Advisor for More Information Today!

Contact Us Today!

Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

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

  • Computer basics/file management
  • Goal setting, note-taking, problem-solving, teamwork
  • Overview of policies & procedures
  • Demonstrate the ability to use MS Word and MS PowerPoint

  • 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

Contact an Admissions Advisor for More Information Today!

Contact Us Today!

Our advisors are happy to answer any questions.

We'd love to connect with you to help you become a Sprott Shaw graduate. Visit a campus, request info or apply today.
Apply Now Book A Tour

Contact a Career Advisor for More Information Today!