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Residential Building Drafting Technician Certificate

Please note: This program is not currently offered. There is a pending curriculum review and update. No date has been set to offer this program again.

This 168-hour certificate program builds upon knowledge of AutoCAD for work in the field of building design. Students will gain general knowledge of the building design process for residential projects, beginning with the initial client meeting to the creation of final working drawings. Coursework provides students with a basic understanding of working drawing components, residential and property design, an introduction to construction theory, and building code and local building bylaw requirements. Topics include site plan, room layout, floor plans, roof design, joist layouts, foundations, plumbing layout, electrical standards, section details, and elevations. Upon successful completion, students will be able to design and create basic working drawings for a single-family residential dwelling. Experience in the construction and/or building design industry is an asset for students entering the program.

Admission Requirements

  • AutoCAD Skills certificate or equivalent experience

  • Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent, Advanced Level Certificate or GED or mature student status (19 years of age or older and out of full-time secondary school for at least one year prior to the start of the program).

  • Math requirement:

A minimum of 60% in any of:

    • Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus Grade 10
    • Applications of Mathematics 10
    • Principles of Mathematics 10
    • Adult Basic Education MATH 071 and MATH 072

Or a minimum of 65% on the ABLE Mathematics test. Test scores are only good for two (2) years.

Graduation Requirement

Students must pass each course with a minimum grade of 60% to receive a certificate.


BDA 01 AutoCAD Upgrade
RBDT 100 Residential Blueprint Reading
RBDT 110 Residential Site Plans
RBDT 120 Building and Construction Theory
RBDT 130 Working Drawing Package
RBDT 140 Residential Building Design
RBDT 150 Blueprint Design - Final Project

This program is not currently offered

Program Area:

Continuing Studies





2018-19: $2,991


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