Computer Aided Design with AutoCAD Diploma program consists of 14 core courses. With the exception of the practicum, all courses are experiential classroom-based lectures and workshops. The 4-week practicum takes place at various small and mid-sized engineering / design businesses within the Greater Vancouver area.
This course will give students an introduction and overview focusing on Computer Aided Design and drafting using AutoCAD on a PC platform. Explore the use of computer-aided design in the profession. Utilizing high-end computer tools, students will gain knowledge in basic AutoCAD settings and acquire some fundamental 2 dimensional technical drawing skills.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - 2D Drawing, Drafting, Basic 3D Modeling, Computer Software Skills
This course introduces and emphasizes AutoCAD three-dimensional drawing concepts and model creation settings. The application of isometric assembly, three-dimensional user defined coordinate system, surface modeling, 3D object creation / editing and multiple viewport presentation and viewing technique will be the focus. Students will acquire the knowledge in the concept of forming and editing composite solid models in spatial orientation. Rendering technique and multiple viewport presenta¬tion for solid models will also be emphasized in this course.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Drawing, Model Generation and Editing, Rendering
This course will give students a thorough understanding of the Canadian building law and the British Columbia Building Code. Major topics include the study of the zoning, all aspects of residential and commercial building construction standards, design specifications, occupant safety and professional practice which may affect the design and construction of the building. Occupational health and safety in local workplace will also be emphasized in this course.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication Skills, Knowledge in Local Building Design Code Standards
This course introduces students to the concepts and principles of engineering graphics, including such topics as Principles of Projection, Sketching, Section¬ing, Dimensioning, Engineering Drawings and Design, Visualization, Intersection and Development, and Pre¬sent¬ing Technical Information.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Sketching, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling, Visualization, Presentation Skills
This course is organized into three sections: modeling; basic lights and mapping; plus advanced lights, mapping and animation. Lists of critical terms, brief explanations of basic concepts, plus general guidelines for producing quality results are provided and a number of step-by-step examples engineered to guide students to mastery of proven modeling, rendering, and animation techniques follow.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - 3D Modeling, Lighting Design, Material Selection, Rendering, Animation
This course covers the principals of plumbing services with a strong emphasis on building piping components, materials and design layout as applied to water, storm and sanitary system in buildings. Students will learn to prepare piping design layout in accordance with British Columbia plumbing services standards.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Pipe Layout / Design, Hydraulic Calculating, Local Code Interpretation and Communication
This course covers the principals of electrical systems and practice reading technical drawings and specifications. Students will learn basic Canadian Electrical Code standards and will be taught to prepare for the industry standard examination.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Reading, Communications, Local Code Interpretation and Design Drawing
With this module, using Autodesk Inventor 6 to design and construct 3D models has never been easier. This all-inclusive, how-to module demystifies computer-modeling concepts, and features scores of examples that relate directly to real-world product design. Modeling methods are outlined in sections, making it easy to gain new skills. Topics of interest include: modeling sheet metal components, concurrent use of part modeling and assembly modeling, and more.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Graphical Interpretation Skills, 3D Parametric Design and Modeling
This course is a powerful parametric Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way Architects think. From Preliminary Design through Design Development, and into Construction Documents, the program streamlines the design process with a central 3D model. Students use Revit® Architecture to learn about building information modeling and the tools for parametric building design and documentation. Students begin the course by learning the fundamental features of Revit Architecture, and then progressing through schematic design and construction documentation, before finishing with design visualization.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, Design Visualization and 3D Parametric Building Information Modeling
This course helps students learn AutoCAD by actually using it in planning and designing a wide variety of building interiors. Major topics will include open space design concept, furniture plan layout, reflected ceiling plan, demolition criteria, interior finishes and schedules, building elevation and sections. All the projects will be completed by using AutoCAD.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, 2D Drafting, Local Code Interpretation, Spatial Visualization Skills
The course provides students with good knowledge in using Autodesk Civil 3D computer software for civil engineering, land development as well as infrastructure design applications. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to create civil plan, profile, and cross sections as well as 3-dimensional corridor models. Major topics include survey data imports, creation of dynamic land surfaces as well as defining land parcels, roadway alignments, underground piping layout, infrastructure assemblies. Students will also learn automatic drafting procedures, dynamic model updating techniques and the computation of pavement construction material quantities.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Computer Software Skills, 2D Drafting, 3D Modeling and Spatial Visualization Skills
This course provides the student with the knowledge necessary to estimate and control construction activities for typical building and civil engineering construction projects. Topics include construction equipment, planning, quantity takeoffs, productivity rates, costing, and construction inspection. The second part introduces the legal aspects of construction contract administration. Topics include an overview of the Canadian legal system, contractual responsibilities and relationships between the various parties to a construction contract, bonding, liens and holdbacks, tendering, types of construction contracts, contents of a contract document, and the application of typical clauses to construction-related issues.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Planning, Graphical Interpretation, Calculations, Problem Solving
Students will be at various small and mid-sized engineering / design businesses within the lower mainland. The purpose of this time is to apply the theory and skills learnt throughout the program and observe professionals in practical situations. The students will also acquire situational-specific skills and identify areas that may need to be developed further. Students receive feedback and evaluation of their performance and gain valuable contacts in this diverse field.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Communication, Workplace Skills, Situational Problem Solving
This course will give the students the opportunity to prepare a portfolio for presentation purposes. Students will use various computer aided design software to print architectural, civil engineering, as well as mechanical working drawings. The portfolio will also include resumes and cover letters for job.
Skills and Benefits Acquired - Drawing, Communications, Computer Software Skills, Writing