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Residential and Commercial Drafting

Nova Career Centre

Field of Study:Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
Length:1800 Hour(s)
Careers:Architectural Technologists and TechniciansDraftspersons


The Residential and Commercial Drafting program takes a year and a half to complete. Designers, architects, engineers, and construction product suppliers rely on Computer Aided Drafting operators to create drawings to their project specifications. Students in the Residential and Commercial Drafting program acquire the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes required to produce drawings quickly and accurately using the latest computer software. Students learn how to prepare complete sets of Architectural Working Drawings and apply building code standards to all aspects of residential and commercial drawings. Computer-assisted drawing applications enable students to produce architectural, structural steel, electrical, and commercial building drawings that could be used by contractors, municipalities, and architects. At the end of the program, graduates demonstrate their professional skills by participating in a three-week work-study program in the construction industry.

Career opportunities may be found in multinational engineering firms, real estate firms that require 3D modellers to illustrate new residences, modular construction companies that require 3D structural drawings, municipal technical service departments that require knowledge of the building industry, and with local architects who design residential commercial and renovation projects.
Modified on May 27, 2014