Drafting & CAD Technician

Engineering Drawings and Blueprint Skills

Certificate Program

Total Program Hours:

103 hours

Program Duration:

7 Weeks / 3 Modules per day

Engineering Drawings and Blueprint Skills

The Drafting & CAD Technician program is a 7 week online program designed to help students gain the skills and knowledge required for work as 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.

Learning Objectives

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


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

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Required Materials

  • Access to internet
  • A computer with a modern browser installed (Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer)

* 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.

Job Placement Support

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


Median: $26/hour The salary for this position ranges from $19.62 to $45.67 per hour

Program Fee

$2,060.00Price quoted is per person and does not include GST. Subject to change without notice.

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