Computer-Aided Drafting and Design

Select start date and campus

Close

Applying as a Canadian applicant

Domestic students should apply online or by phone at 1-888-892-2228.


Applying as an International applicant

International students should apply online. Note: not all programs are open to international students.
Close

Campus tours

Campus tours are one of the best ways to experience Conestoga. During this time, we are offering online guided tours to show you all Conestoga has to offer.

Book your tour

Virtual tours

If you can't make an on-campus tour or attend one of our events, the virtual tour is a great way to visit us.

View our Virtual tour

Courses - January 2025

Level 1

Course details

Communication Essentials
COMM1365

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:

Conestoga 101
CON0101

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: 0
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Engineering Drawing and Sketching
DRWG1437

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: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

SolidWorks I
DRWG1475

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 models and drawings that can easily be viewed in real time to provide clear communications. An emphasis will be placed on productivity, power, and design collaboration.
  • Hours: 84
  • Credits: 6
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

AutoCad
DRWG1655

Description: Drawing and Dimensioning is a critical part of communicating design requirements, visualization, and limits of acceptance the production industry. In this course the students will learn the skills necessary to create working drawings in multiple views and Bills of Material from existing CAD design concepts into formal documentation, in accordance with industry standards, that support fabrication and quality control. This course will explore advanced dimensioning techniques, blocks with attribute definitions, external references, basic system customization, advanced drawing and editing tools.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Design Integration and Documentation
DSGN1545

Description:

In this course, students will explore manufacturing design and document management processes required for successful development and maintenance of manufactured products. Students will learn to relate manufacturing processes with basic design elements to determine appropriate solutions to common mechanical challenges. They will learn to develop a design intent, select appropriate materials, and plan appropriate processes for development, testing, and manufacture of products. Common risks and mitigation strategies associated with design and data management will be explored. The course will also discuss best practices for reducing risk and liability through document security. Using document management software, students will manipulate and maintain document structure, versioning, and stakeholder access to support a cross-functional team.

  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Level 2

Course details

Career Success
CDEV1830

Description: This course focuses on the skills needed to conduct a successful job search. Students will explore the labour market and identify trends that may impact their future careers. They will develop skills for an effective job search including networking, self-marketing documents and tools as well as interview skills. Mock interviews will provide the opportunity for practice, feedback and reflection as students prepare for future interviews. Students will develop a personalized job search plan to support their future careers.
  • Hours: 28
  • Credits: 2
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

SolidWorks II
DRWG1615

Description: Three-dimensional models are central to computer-aided design and manufacturing and widely used in many applied technical fields. In this course, students will build on their learning from SolidWorks I 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: DRWG1475
  • CoRequisites:

Cloud-Based Design
DRWG1665

Description: Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to understand team-based collaboration and communication using a cloud-based 3D design platform. This course will demonstrate how cloud-based collaboration is possible within your team no matter where they are or what device they are using. The student will gain knowledge of how to navigate the software to see tasks assigned to them, how to sign files in and out of a project vault, how to recognize who else is working concurrently on the project, create revisions, communication with teams using the software with and how a project is managed from a cloud environment. The main areas of study are document control, communication with teammates, the workflow process and when working with cloud-based software.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

AutoDesk
DRWG1805

Description:

This course will build on student’s learning from their first semester AutoCad course to explore more complex drawing and modeling tasks and expand to other tools within the Autodesk Suite. Students will learn to produce accurate and clear design documentation for a variety of parts and assemblies using Autodesk tools. They will also learn to create and revise 3D models and 2D drawings in Autodesk using industry standards and drafting conventions.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1655
  • CoRequisites:

CAD Projects
DSGN1550

Description:

In this course, students will bring together the skills and knowledge gained through the program to complete a team-based CAD project. Students will utilize a variety of CAD packages and software to plan, maintain, and create models, drawings, and documentation. They will also practice documentation management, cross-platform model integration, and effective communication with external stakeholders and team members to successfully complete a CAD project. Students will also practice presenting their skills and experience through the creation of a professional CAD portfolio.

  • Hours: 42
  • Credits: 3
  • Pre-Requisites: DRWG1475 AND DRWG1655
  • CoRequisites:

Processes of Manufacturing
MANU1270

Description: Students will examine various manufacturing production processes in this course. Aspects of metal forming and shaping, machining, welding, mold making, 3D printing, casting, assembly, and coatings will be used to show students the effects of design choices on manufacturing costs and process planning. Upon completion of this course, students will have a fundamental knowledge of design process, manufacturing costs, equipment, and facilities required for common manufacturing processes.
  • Hours: 56
  • Credits: 4
  • Pre-Requisites:
  • CoRequisites:

Program outcomes

  1. Communicate clearly and concisely to convey technical and non-technical information and documents to a variety of stakeholders.
  2. Collaborate professionally with diverse teams to support the development and maintenance of positive working relationships and inclusive team environments.
  3. Interpret various types of drawings, models and other related technical documents that support development, manufacturing and installation based on industry standard drafting conventions.
  4. Use current and emerging CAD modelling, collaboration, and document management technologies to produce and revise 3D models, 2D drawings, and associated documents that meet the standards of an engineering design for manufacturing.
  5. Contribute to the progression of manufacturing and engineering design projects to meet organizational requirements.
  6. Complete all work using best practices in workplaces to maintain standardization, support quality control and quality assurance, and ensure industry compliance.