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CAD for Design and Manufacturing (Part-time)

Program Code:
Engineering & Information Technology

About the Program

Participants will be able to create precise and fully detailed 2D technical drawings in AutoCAD, build and modify 3D solid models, create drawings from models, generate photo- real renderings in AutoCAD, and create 3D models and 2D documents.

Program Information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission Requirements

Note re: Admission Requirements

Admission Procedures

Program Requirements

How to Apply

Students may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at

Send completed applications to:
Conestoga College
Admissions Office
299 Doon Valley Dr
Kitchener, Ontario
Canada N2G 4M4

How to Register for Courses

Go to How to Register for detailed registration information.

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 for current courses. 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. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. 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.

Graduate Opportunities

Participants will be qualified to use AutoCAD to function in a manufacturing or design environment.

For more details on related occupations, job market information and career opportunities, see the Government of Canada website:

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Program Outcomes

Program Courses

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Course Information
Course Code Course Title Status
DRWG1125 Applying AutoCAD
Description: Recommended: AutoCAD Level II.

Designed to give the experienced AutoCAD user a chance to examine applied drafting techniques and conventions, this course is based on both mechanical and architectural applications depending on the users' needs. Main topics covered range from orthographic and axonometric projection sections to assembly drawings.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
DRWG1185 AutoCAD Level I
Description: Recommended: Technical background.

This extensive hands-on course is designed for the person who has experience in technical drawing or blueprint reading, but has limited CAD skills. Participants will learn how to create full 2D drawings using AutoCAD's drawing, editing, display, dimensioning and annotation commands.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
DRWG1205 AutoCAD Level II
Description: Recommended: AutoCAD Level I or equivalent knowledge.

Building on the concepts from AutoCAD Level I, this is an extensive hands-on course which investigates the advanced techniques of working in AutoCAD. Areas of study range from multiple view drawings to an introduction to working in the 3D environment.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
DRWG1215 AutoCAD 3D
Description: Recommended: AutoCAD Level II.

Introducing the experienced 2D AutoCAD user to the 3D modeling functions available in AutoCAD, this course uses extensive hands-on examples where participants will cover 3D modeling concepts involving wireframe, surface, and solids modeling. Other topics include extracting 2D drawings from 3D models.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
DRWG1525 Introduction to AutoCAD
Description: Recommended: Microsoft Windows

This is an introductory course that is designed to introduce AutoCAD to a participant who has no prior drafting experience. Topics range from basic drawing commands to creating symbols. Participants completing this introduction and wanting to pursue a more intensive course in AutoCAD can then take AutoCAD Level I.
Hours: 21
Credits: 2
DRWG1550 SolidWorks - Introduction
Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This is a process based training course and will emphasize the process and procedures used to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, the student learns the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Annual Delivery Schedule
Course Code Course Title Spring Fall Winter
DRWG1125 Applying AutoCAD   X
DRWG1185 AutoCAD Level I X X X
DRWG1205 AutoCAD Level II X X X
DRWG1215 AutoCAD 3D X
DRWG1525 Introduction to AutoCAD X X X
DRWG1550 SolidWorks - Introduction X X X
Online Equivalencies
Course Code Course Title Online Code Online Course Title
DRWG1525 Introduction to AutoCAD DRWG1225 Computer-Aided Drafting l

All efforts will be made to adhere to this schedule, however the college reserves the right to make adjustments when necessary.
* To learn more about online course offerings, visit Distance Learning - OntarioLearn.


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.


Program Contact

Carol Schlievert,, 519-748-5220 ext. 2390

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