A Computer-Aided-Drafting (CAD) Technician works with designers and engineers to convert their ideas and concepts for new products and designs into accurate drawings that specify size, shape, materials and other specifications. These drawings are then used by professionals in manufacturing, consulting and construction to produce the desired product or structure.
In this program, you're introduced to mechanical drafting disciplines and become familiar with the many opportunities that are available in other graphic related fields.
Technical mathematics and communications specific to these fields are integrated. Problem-solving abilities and drafting skills are honed through practical assignments, where you think through the process of drawing development. Production of drawings using CAD is a significant component. 3D solid modelling and parametric concepts are introduced and utilized and other computer applications are used to produce documents related to the manufacturing, marketing and use of the products.
You develop planning, research and analytical abilities through your design project work. You also participate in a work placement that provides invaluable on-the-job training.