Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Notice:

Students in this program must bring a mobile device that meets the minimum required specifications.

About the Program

Computer-aided design or CAD programs are utilized in just about every business today to keep a company on the cutting edge of technology. These popular CAD programs are being used in the manufacturing, design, and architectural areas. In this program, a strong emphasis is placed on creating and altering CAD drawings from blueprint/schematic drawings. Completion of the program will give students the skills required for entry level positions as a draftsperson in organizations that include mechanical, design, or architectural areas. It will also enhance the existing skill sets of students to increase employability. This program will be delivered at the same time each weekday over two semesters to support progressive learning.

Program Information

Length: One-year Ontario College Certificate program
Location:
Start: May

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Tuition & Fees

Tuition fee details for the 2020-2021 year are listed below. Fees for the next academic year are unavailable at this time. Books and supplies are additional.

Domestic Fees

Estimated fees based upon the previous academic year (2020 / 2021) for Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Program # 1469

Waterloo - Winter 2021 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2021-01-18)
Description Winter 2021 Spring 2021
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00 $1348.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $28.45
Administration Fee $18.40 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $232.00 $152.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10 $0.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00 $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $0.00 $65.00
Session Total $2199.25 $2022.50
Year Total   $4221.75
Waterloo - Spring 2021 Level 1 (Program Start: 2021-05-17)
Description Spring 2021
Full-time Program Tuition $1348.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $232.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Student Services $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
Session Total $2219.95
Year Total $2219.95

International Fees

Estimated International fees based upon the previous academic year (2020 / 2021) for
Computer-Aided Drafting and Design - Program # 1469


Waterloo - Winter 2021 Level 1 & 2 (Program Start: 2021-01-18)
Description Winter 2021 Spring 2021
International Program Tuition $6250.00 $6250.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $20.95 $28.45
Administration Fee $18.40 $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75 $142.75
CSI Association Fee $84.50 $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $197.65 $0.00
ISR $375.00 $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75 $12.75
eText Fee $232.00 $152.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10 $0.00
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00 $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $335.00 $0.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $15.00 $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $3.50 $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00 $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00 $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00 $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00 $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00 $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00 $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00 $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00 $5.00
Student Services $50.65 $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $0.00 $65.00
Session Total $7811.25 $7299.50
Year Total   $15110.75

Waterloo - Spring 2021 Level 1 (Program Start: 2021-05-17)
Description Spring 2021
International Program Tuition $6250.00
Graduation/Alumni Services Fee $28.45
Administration Fee $25.90
Technology Enhancement Fee $142.75
CSI Association Fee $110.00
CSI Health Plan Fee $97.35
ISR $375.00
ONE Card Fee $12.75
eText Fee $232.00
CSI Legal Protection (optional) $20.10
Capital Development Fee - Waterloo $48.00
CSI International Health Fee $165.00
CSI Advocacy Fee $0.00
CSI Event Fee and Campus Life (optional) $30.00
CSI Student Clubs and Societies (optional) $4.00
Locker Fee $0.00
Alumni Services $0.00
Student Spaces $0.00
Graduation fee $0.00
Academic Support Fee $0.00
CSI Academic Support Fee $0.00
Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
CSI Health and Wellness Fee $0.00
Career Services Fee $0.00
CSI Career Services Fee $0.00
Sustainability Fee (optional) $5.00
Student Services $50.65
CSI - Student Frosh Kit Fee (optional) $65.00
Session Total $7661.95
Year Total $7661.95

Financial Assistance

The Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) is a needs-based program designed to help Ontario students cover the cost of post-secondary education. Funded by the federal and provincial governments, OSAP is intended to promote equality of opportunity for post-secondary studies through direct financial assistance for educational costs and living expenses. These interest-free loans are intended to supplement your financial resources and those of your family. The majority of students apply for loan assistance via the OSAP website. Students can also print the application booklet through the OSAP website.

For more information, please visit Financial Services/Awards.

Graduate Opportunities

Graduates will be able to work in various organizations that require draftspersons, drafting technologists, or drafting technicians.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website: https://www.jobbank.gc.ca/home

Pathways & Credit Transfer

Conestoga pathways enable students to build on their academic achievements in order to earn a degree or additional credential. Pathways are formed through agreements between Conestoga programs or partner institutions.

Often applicants have earned credits from another college or university that may allow a student to be granted advanced standing or exemption. Learn more about credit transfer opportunities at Conestoga.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)

Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.

Learn more about PLAR.

Program Courses

Course Details (1469)
Course Code Course Title and Description
Level 1
COMM1365 Communication Essentials

Description: This course introduces students to the verbal and written communication skills required for success in their future studies and in the workplace. Students will learn to share information in a clear and professional manner both orally and in writing. Students will develop active listening skills and learn to interpret common workplace documents and texts.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

CON0101 Conestoga 101

Description: This self-directed course focuses on introducing new students to the supports, services, and opportunities available at Conestoga College. By the end of this course, students will understand the academic expectations of the Conestoga learning environment, as well as the supports available to ensure their academic success. Students will also be able to identify on-campus services that support their health and wellness, and explore ways to get actively involved in the Conestoga community through co-curricular learning opportunities.
Hours: 1
Credits:
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1435 Drawing and Blueprint Reading

Description: The ability to accurately and efficiently read blueprints is a vital skill in many fields. Students will learn to apply the principles of orthographic projection, reading and interpreting drawings, the use of drawing instruments along with basic design concepts and key terminology relevant to interpreting blueprints.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1445 Drawing and Dimensioning with CAD

Description: CAD is used across a wide range of industries, by architects, project managers, engineers, graphic designers, and many other professionals. Main areas of study will be multiple view drawings, advanced dimensioning techniques, blocks with attribute definitions, external references, basic system customization, advanced drawing and editing tools.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1455 Integrated CAD Projects

Description: A hands-on approach is used in this course to emphasize and practice the skills learned in semester 1. Students will create a variety of drawings based on real-world industry needs. The samples that students create can be used in a portfolio to help communicate abilities when being interviewed by potential employers.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1475 Geometric and Solid Modeling I

Description: Three-dimensional models are central to computer-aided design and manufacturing and widely used in many applied technical fields. Students will use a computer aided design program to generate 3-D drawings that can easily be viewed in real time to help with clients communications. An emphasis will be placed on productivity, power, and community.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Level 2
CDEV1820 Career Launch

Description: This course prepares students to conduct an effective job search. Students will explore labour market trends to uncover the hidden job market. Students will learn to identify their transferable skills and market them effectively. They will create targeted resumes and cover letters aimed at employers in their field. Students will learn strategies to communicate their skills effectively in an interview. They will explore the skills, attitudes and expectations needed to successfully transition into the workplace. Throughout the duration of this course, a personalized job search plan will be created to support their future career goals.
Hours: 14
Credits: 1
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DIMM1030 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Description: GD & T is a system for defining and communicating engineering tolerances. Students will experience how this course will extend basic drafting skills knowledge to the applied principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. An emphasis will be placed on the interpretation and application of symbols to drawings, measurements, and quality control.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1485 Integrated Solid Modeling Projects

Description: A hands-on approach is used in this course to emphasize and practice the skills learned in semester 2. Students will create a variety of drawings based on real-world industry needs. The samples that students create can be used in a portfolio to help communicate abilities when being interviewed by potential employers.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

DRWG1615 Geometric and Solid Modeling II

Description: Three-dimensional models are central to computer-aided design and manufacturing and widely used in many applied technical fields. Students will use a computer aided design program to generate 3-D drawings that can easily be viewed in real time to help with clients communications. An emphasis will be placed on productivity, power, and community.
Hours: 84
Credits: 6
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

INFO1460 Application Software and File Management

Description: Possessing proficient knowledge with office application software and file management is a sought after skill needed by anyone working in an office setting. Students will work through real-world examples using word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software to prepare effective documentation. File management will also be covered through the practiced skills of recognizing, organizing and maintaining files on a computer system.
Hours: 70
Credits: 5
Pre-Requisites:
CoRequisites:

Program Outcomes

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How to Apply to the Program

Domestic students should apply using a Conestoga College Program Application Form. This form can be obtained from any Conestoga College campus OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office OR by using the College website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms.

Send completed applications to: Conestoga College Admissions Office 299 Doon Valley Dr. Kitchener, Ontario Canada N2G 4M4 International students should refer to How to Apply International. Please note: not all programs are open to international students. Interested students should check the listing of open programs on our international students web page before applying.
For additional program information, call the Information Centre at 519-748-5220 ext 3656.

Disclaimer

The College reserves the right to alter information including requirements and fees and to cancel at any time a program, course, or program major or option; to change the location and/or term in which a program or course is offered; to change the program curriculum as necessary to meet current competencies in the job market or for budgetary reasons; or to withdraw an offer of admission both prior to and after its acceptance by an applicant or student because of insufficient applications or registrations, over-acceptance of offers of admission, budgetary constraints, or for other such reasons. In the event the College exercises such a right, the College’s sole liability will be the return of monies paid by the applicant or student to the College.

Students actively registered in cohort delivered programs who take longer than the designed program length of time to complete their studies are accountable for completing any new or additional courses that may result due to changes in the program of study. Unless otherwise stated, students registered in non-cohort delivered programs must complete the program of study within seven years of being admitted to the program.