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Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) & Building Information Modelling (BIM) Diploma


  • Program Start Date
    September
  • Campuses
    Vancouver Downtown

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    City of Vancouver
  • Length
    70 Credits (2 years full-time)
  • Tuition Estimate
    (domestic students)
    $14,900 Total
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1000 Total
  • Credential Granted
    Diploma
  • Learning Method Options
    Blended (Face-to-Face + Online)

Learning Method Option:

  • Face-to-Face: Program is fully delivered in class with face-to-face interaction
  • Online: Program is fully delivered online
  • Blended (Face-to-Face + Online): Program is delivered using a combination of face-to-face and online learning
  • Off-site: All or part of program is delivered in a physical location away from regular classroom/campus

Looking for ways to fund your education? Check out VCC's financial aid and awards page.

Application Deadline Advice

Applications should be submitted as early as possible. Qualified applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

International students may refer to the VCC International page for details on admission deadlines. 

Application Fee: $35

1) Program Admission Requirements

Academic:

1. Grade 12 graduation or equivalent 

2. English Language Proficiency at a grade 12 level 

3. Knowledge of math

One of:

  • Workplace Math 11 or equivalent
  • VCC Math Basic Assessment with Basic Arithmetic (80%) and Basic Algebra (60%)

Non-Academic:

1. You are recommended to have:

• Related work experience
• Excellent English communication skills
• Working knowledge of Windows OS
• 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
• Solid work habits and an ability to work well with others
• Logical reasoning and an ability to visualize objects
• An interest in all aspects of architecture, engineering, general construction and related fields


Admission Advice:

1. If you do not meet the English language requirement, you may still possibly be admitted at the discretion of the Department.

2. If you have met all the academic requirements and have completed high school Drafting 11 and 12, you may apply for direct entry into Term 2 of the program. Departmental approval is required. 

3. If you have completed VCC's CAD Technician Short Certificate (granted within the last 4 years), you may apply for direct entry into Term 2.

4. You may be placed into Term 4 of the program if you have one of the following:

  • Civil/Structural or Steel Detailing Technician Certificate (granted within the last 4 years); or
  • Recent Drafting Technician Certificate (any discipline) with department review and approval

5. Applicants must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application.

6. There are four specialty areas in this Program. Students must complete two of these programs (one program per year) to obtain the Diploma:

  • Architectural Technician Certificate 
  • Civil/Structural Technician Certificate 
  • Steel Construction Modelling Technician Certificate (available first year only)
  • Mechanical Engineer Technician Certificate 
7. If you would like to complete the diploma program, apply to the diploma program with your chosen specialty for Year One. Once you are in the program, you will be asked to select a different specialty for Year Two.

 

2) Institution Admission Requirements

Applicants also have to satisfy VCC's institution admission requirements as listed below.

English Language Requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate the appropriate level of English language proficiency to function successfully in an English-speaking classroom. 

Be sure to check your program admissions requirements for the level of English required. Requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC.

Verify with the institution directly

 

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

There are three types of requirements that applicants to VCC need to meet:

  • General requirements (completion of high school or be at least 16 years of age)
  • English language proficiency requirements
  • Program requirements (detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)
Verify information directly with VCC.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

 

Out-of-Province

You must meet the admission requirements of your intended program of study at VCC. Program-specific admission requirements are detailed within each program profile in EducationPlannerBC's Undergraduate Program Search Database for VCC)

Verify information directly with VCC.

 

BC Transfer Student

Students transferring between post-secondary institutions in BC may refer to the BC Transfer Guide to search course transferability.

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

If you have completed some post-secondary education at another institution, you can possibly earn transfer credits toward your program at VCC. Students are responsible for initiating the transfer credit process by submitting a formal request (an Approval for Transfer Credit form) to Registrar's Office attaching all required documents. 

Mature Student

You must be at least 18 years old (unless you have graduated from Secondary School) to meet the general admission requirement for VCC. In addition, specific program admission requirements must also be met.

Special Note: The admission requirements for all VCC programs are detailed separately in Education Planner.

 

International Student

VCC International provides helpful information for International Students. It includes information on admission requirements, application procedures and much more.

Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Not Applicable

How to Apply

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