The Drafting & CAD Technician certificate program is a 7 week online program designed to help you gain the skills and knowledge required for work as an entry-level drafter.

Drafting & CAD technicians use software to convert the designs of engineers and architects into technical drawings and plans. Workers specialize in architectural, civil, electrical, or mechanical drafting and use technical drawings to help design everything from microchips to skyscrapers. As a drafting & CAD technician, you can launch a rewarding career in several industries where job demand is high.

Students complete courses in the following areas:

  1. Fundamentals of Engineering Drawings
  2. Principles of LEAN Manufacturing
  3. Quality Control Methodology
  4. Math Foundations
  5. Workplace Safety Awareness
  6. Career Building Skills

Please note that this program requires additional external training in CAD software not provided by Northwest Skills Institute. This program provides students with all the skills related to math, blueprint reading, geometric dimensioning & tolerancing and other engineering terms that a student must have before they begin to create models in CAD.

Admission Requirements

  • Minimum Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) 7 or equivalent
  • Manufacturing Production Worker Level 1 or equivalent recommended

Course Delivery

Instruction is delivered through a series of self-paced interactive online courses.

Required Program Materials

Internet access using either:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Internet Explorer


Job Placement Support

Please contact us for information about our job placement support services.

Program Fee

CAD$2,060 Please contact us for payment options.

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