What you will learn
- Technical drafting tools (AutoCAD)
- Drafting terminology
- Residential building concepts
- Drawing from data, designs, and/or specifications
- Wood framing
- Orthographic projection
- Sectioning and dimensioning
- Auxiliary view
- Machine detailing
- Technical mathematics
- Portfolio development
- Construction site safety
- Bylaws and the B.C. Building Code
- Job-search skills and interviews
What to expect
- Project-based learning
- Project-based learning
- Laboratory work
- Individual projects
- Theory examinations
- Practical assessments
- Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
- English Language Proficiency at a grade 12 level or CLB/CLBPT Listening 8, Speaking 7, Reading 8, and Writing 7
- Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 or equivalent or VCC Math Assessment with 80% Basic Arithmetic and 72% Basic Algebra
- Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the Department
- Applicants who have met all the above requirements and have completed high school Drafting 11 and 12 may, with Departmental approval, apply for direct entry into Level 2 of the program.
For assistance with meeting the entrance requirements, please contact Advising Services to schedule an appointment with an Advisor.
VCC CAD & BIM Technologies Department Technician Certificate students who have successfully completed Level 1 may insert into level 2 of the Citation program.
- This program is available to Canadian citizens and permanent residents. See program options for international students at VCC International.
- Applicants must be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. (Some exceptions may apply.)
- Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents as required by their course or program.
- Excellent English communication skills.
- Working knowledge of Windows OS is strongly recommended.
- Good mathematical and mechanical comprehension.
- Ability to work in imperial and metric units of measurement.
- General good health, good hand-eye coordination and manual dexterity.
- Successful work habits and an ability to work well with others.
- Logical reasoning and an ability to visualize objects.
- Interest in all aspects of architecture, engineering, and general construction and related fields.
Program general hours
Monday to Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Access to the part time is generally 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the nights of class, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on lab days. See the course schedule for days.
April start is full-time over 14 weeks, September is part time over 28 weeks.
|DRFT 1010||CAD Drafting Fundamentals||4|
|DRFT 1011||CAD Drafting Applied||3|
|DRFT 1012||Office & Construct Site Safety||1|
|DRFT 1013||Construction Mathematics||1|
|DRFT 1255||Residential Plans and Framing||4.5|
|DRFT 1326||Job Search Skills||0.5|
This guide is intended as a general guideline only. The college reserves the right to make changes as appropriate.
* This information is intended as a guideline only. Program and course details are subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors.
Fees and other costs*
|Fee description||Fee Amount||Notes|
0 - 1
0 - 2
0 - 3
0 - 4
|Materials||0||not including textbooks|
|Medical & Dental||0|
|Program specific extra fees||0|
* Fees are approximate and subject to change with the approval of VCC's Board of Governors. Students are required to pay any applicable fee increases. Application and assessment fees are non-refundable. Tuition fees include a $300 non-refundable deposit.
Fees listed are for domestic students. For international programs, visit VCC International.
Any refunds are issued according to VCC's refund policy.
April start is full-time, September start is part-time.
VCC Registrar's Office
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, B.C., V5T 4V5
† Statistics Canada Labour Force Survey