PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS CADDP-NA CADD Training

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Overview

  • Available by classroom delivery; two courses available by distance delivery

Our Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) courses will help prepare you for introductory or advanced positions in a broad range of industries including construction, architecture, mechanical design and manufacturing. You will receive hands-on training to become familiar working with popular computer aided drafting (CAD) software used in the industry.

Program Outline

  • Drafting Fundamentals
  • Mechanical Blueprint Reading 
  • Technical Drawings Fundamentals 
  • AutoCAD Fundamentals
  • AutoCAD Intermediate
  • AutoCAD 3: 3D Modeling 
  • Autodesk Inventor - Essentials 
  • Solid Edge - Intro 
  • BIM Fundamentals 
  • Revit 2 


Courses and Descriptions

(Click the course name to view the description of the course)
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
In addition to Transfer of Credit from a recognized post secondary institution, other RPL processes are available for RPL courses. Click here for more information. For courses with no RPL, please check www.rrc.ca/rpl for additional contact information.
BLPR-1031Mechanical Blueprint Reading
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Learn to read and interpret blueprints and to make simple sketches while using the terminology associated with the Machine Trade. Through progressively challenging reading and sketching assignments, learn to apply drafting fundamentals or symbolism as recommended by the Canadian Standards Association.

 

CADD-1000Autodesk Inventor - Essentials
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This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to and an understanding of the basic functions of Inventor solid modeling software. Students successfully completing this course will be able to produce accurate part models, assemblies and create working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. They will understand the concepts of parametric modeling, using default templates, create sketches and features, modify sketches and features, create work features, troubleshoot modeling files and gain a basic understanding drafting principles.  Instruction will be given in a hands-on environment through a combination of lecture, demonstration, practice and assignments.

Prerequisites:
CADD-1004BIM Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to the fundamentals of applying Building Information Modeling (BIM) concepts and practices to the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) design processes. Students will learn the fundamental tools, commands and workflows of creating a BIM using Autodesk Revit.

In this course, students will create comprehensive 3D architectural building information models to generate concept drawings and construction documents including plans, elevations, sections, details, schedules and 3D views of architectural projects.

Prerequisites:
CADD-1005AutoCAD Fundamentals
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This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to produce 2D technical drawings using AutoCAD computer aided design (CAD) methods. Students will gain an understanding of construction and engineering drawing conventions, annotation methods, scaling and the fundamental tools and techniques using Autodesk AutoCAD software. Furthermore, students will examine how to add and modify objects, text, dimensions, hatching and blocks through the completion of moderately complex, two-dimensional working drawings using both imperial and metric units. This course is a prerequisite for CADD-1015 AutoCAD Intermediate.


Each of the three AutoCAD micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be shared on social media, with a fourth badge awarded for completing all three of the micro-credentials.

CADD-1015AutoCAD Intermediate
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This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to produce 2D technical drawings using advanced tools in AutoCAD computer aided design (CAD). Building upon the concepts learned in AutoCAD Fundamentals, students will gain an understanding of annotative scaling, layouts, scaled viewports, viewport management, block attributes and dynamic blocks using Autodesk AutoCAD software. Furthermore, students will be introduced to the use and management of external references, tables and templates. Students will complete two-dimensional working drawings using both imperial and metric units.


Each of the three AutoCAD micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be shared on social media, with a fourth badge awarded for completing all three of the micro-credentials.

CADD-2001Revit 2
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This course is designed to build upon the basic functions of Revit learned in Revit 1 and provide you with an understanding of the more advanced functions of Revit Building Information Modeling (BIM) software. Upon successful completion this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete construction drawings of a simple renovation project. You will understand the concepts of phases and phase filters, demolition drawings, construction drawings, and how to build a family. Both AutoCAD and Revit are required for this course. You will be provided with access to both AutoCAD and Revit software for installation on your own computer. Instruction will be given through written and video instruction in order to produce graded assignments. Although the suggested time for this course is 10 weeks, you will work at your own pace to achieve completion within four months of registration.

Prerequisites:
CADD-2004AutoCAD Advanced
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This course builds upon the concepts learned in the AutoCAD Intermediate Micro-credential. Students will practice using advanced AutoCAD tools when preparing two-dimensional (2D) technical documents including sheet sets, automation tools, text fields, layer management, Customization of the User Interface (CUI) and parametric drawing. They will be introduced to the processes and strategies for publishing and transmitting technical documents through standard industry methods of collaboration. Students will complete 2D drawings in AutoCAD using both imperial and metric units along with projects demonstrating the use of advanced tools and processes using AutoCAD.


Each of the three AutoCAD micro-credential courses award an official RRC Polytech digital badge that can be shared on social media, with a fourth badge awarded for completing all three of the micro-credentials.

CADD-3003AutoCAD 3: 3D Modelling
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This course is designed to introduce students to the tools, concepts and methods of modelling 3D content in AutoCAD. Explore AutoCAD's 3D modelling and visualization capabilities while you learn to create and edit 3D surface, solid and wireframe elements for documentation and presentation.


Students are introduced to topics including:

  • create moderately complex objects in 3D;
  • modify objects in 3D;
  • apply materials and lighting;
  • apply camera perspectives;
  • set up a 3D model for rendering; and
  • convert 3D content to 2D drawings. 
Instruction is provided through written and video instruction to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. 

Although the suggested time for this course is ten (10) weeks, students will work at their own pace to achieve completion within four months of registration. 

Prerequisites:
CIAC-1002Technical Drawing FundamentalsRPL
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This course introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to produce 2D technical drawings using hand sketching and computer aided design (CAD) methods. Students will gain an understanding of construction drawing conventions, annotation methods, scaling, and the fundamental tools and techniques using Autodesk AutoCAD software. Furthermore, students will examine how to add and modify objects, text, dimensions, hatching, and blocks through the completion of moderately complex, two-dimensional working drawings using both imperial and metric units. This course is a prerequisite for detailing and drawing courses throughout the program.

DRAF-1000Drafting Fundamentals
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Practice in the use of architectural and engineering imperial and metric scales, basic lettering forms, linework techniques, material symbols, architectural conventions and techniques, orthographic and pictorial drawing. Study light wood frame construction and the production of working drawings for a small residential garage.

Prerequisites:
TRAD-1040Solid Edge - Introduction
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Students will be introduced to solid modeling using Solid Edge and shown the fundamentals required to generate engineering drawings of mechanical components. Students will learn how to develop and modify solid models, as well as shop drawings. Time permitting, students will learn how to use the Assembly environment to produce assembled component layouts and the corresponding bill of material, parts list.

 

Prerequisites:

Students enrolling in Part-Time and Online Education courses may be required to purchase textbooks and materials at participating Campus Store locations or online at bookstore.rrc.ca. Student booklists will be available approximately 3 weeks prior to scheduled course start dates. Please ensure materials are purchased in advance, to be available for the start date.

Note: Courses requiring a textbook will show "TR" in the Delivery field.


Click the "More Info" link beside the course's name to view the description of the course.

Course Dates and Fees

2024 Summer Term - Distance Education
CADD-3003 AutoCAD 3: 3D Modellingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24C. Urbanski256145$649
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256145
Cost
$649
CADD-1005 AutoCAD Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24C. Urbanski256159$669
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256159
Cost
$669
CADD-1015 AutoCAD Intermediatemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24C. Urbanski256161$669
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256161
Cost
$669
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski256157$1,299
Location: Online
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256157
Cost
$1,299

2024 Fall Term - Continuing Education
DRAF-1000 Drafting Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 20, 24M W6:00PM - 9:00PMR. Lata258533$799
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Sep 09, 24 - Nov 20, 24
Class days
M W
6:00PM - 9:00PM
Delivery
Instructor
R. Lata
Section
258533
Cost
$799

2024 Fall Term - Distance Education
CADD-3003 AutoCAD 3: 3D Modellingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24C. Urbanski260182$665
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25T. Shiaro259389$665
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
260182
Cost
$665
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
259389
Cost
$665
CADD-1005 AutoCAD Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24C. Urbanski260040$685
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24C. Urbanski260041$685
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski260042$685
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
260040
Cost
$685
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
260041
Cost
$685
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
260042
Cost
$685
CADD-1015 AutoCAD Intermediatemore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24C. Urbanski259393$685
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24C. Urbanski259394$685
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski259395$685
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259393
Cost
$685
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259394
Cost
$685
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259395
Cost
$685
CADD-1004 BIM Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski259396$1,259
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259396
Cost
$1,259
CADD-2001 Revit 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski259410$665
Nov 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25C. Urbanski259411$665
Location: Online
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259410
Cost
$665
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259411
Cost
$665
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25C. Urbanski259419$1,329
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25C. Urbanski259420$1,329
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25C. Urbanski259421$1,329
Location: Online
Dates
Sep 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259419
Cost
$1,329
Dates
Oct 01, 24 - Feb 28, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259420
Cost
$1,329
Dates
Nov 01, 24 - Mar 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
259421
Cost
$1,329

Computer/Laptop Requirements

Online learning is a critical component of course delivery in all Red River College programs. To ensure each student has the tools they need to achieve their academic goals, all Red River College students require, at a minimum:

1.  Off-campus access to a current computer with a webcam

2.  A high-speed internet connection

• Recommended minimum speed: 10 mbps for download, 3 mbps for upload
• Slower internet connection speeds may result in audio and video issues. Please keep in mind that if others in your home are using the same internet connection at the same time as you are, you may also experience audio and video issues.
• Please refer to  https://www.rrc.ca/future-students/computer-requirements/  for further information on Computer Requirements for Students.


Please note that any anticipated costs are not included in Books and Supplies estimates.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process which documents and compares an individual's prior learning gained from prior education, work and life experiences and personal study to the learning outcomes in College courses/programs. For more information, please visit www.rrc.ca/rpl.

Awards and Scholarships

A complete list of awards, bursaries, and scholarships can be found at catalogue.rrc.ca/AvailableAwards

Entrance Awards

UFCW Local 832 Annual Scholarship Award
Specific Application
Scholarships are available for those who are UFCW members employed by companies that contribute to the Education and Training Trust Fund. Students enrolling in both full-time and part-time studies are eligible. Application deadline is June 1. For further information, contact the UFCW Training Centre.

General Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

Richard (Asher) Webb Social Justice Activist Memorial Award

This is an $1000 award given annually to a student who demonstrates exceptional effort and/or the ability to lead, organize and engage students or members of the community in embodying the values of equity, diversity, inclusion, multiculturalism and social justice.

The successful recipient will be a community activist, advocate or leader who has worked for systemic changes at various levels and with various social identities in mind. Their advocacy may involve (but is not limited to): human rights, LGBTT* issues, anti-racism, anti-poverty, public health, non-violence, community-building and student engagement, or encouraging others on issues of social justice that impact the lives of students and the broader community.

Applications will be evaluated by the Selection Committee, based on the following criteria:
• Making a significant contribution to equity, inclusion and social justice through community engagement, either in specific positions of responsibility or while involved in organizing activities. (Requirements: Student statement and at least one reference letter)
• Engaging and inspiring other students or members of the community to advocate on social justice issues that impact the lives of students or the general community.
• Financial need may also be considered. Applicants may choose to complete the financial section of the application, and/or include information.
All full-time and part-time Red River College students are welcome to apply. The general application form must be accompanied by a student statement and required letter(s) of reference in order to be considered. The deadline for applications is March 1st.  Completed application forms should be submitted by email to financialaid@rrc.ca .

RRC Polytech Students' Association Chad Hildebrand Memorial Award
Chad, a BA student, was a member of the Student Advisory Board (SAB) during the 1998-99 school year. He died in March of 2000 as a result of a hockey accident. The 1999-2000 SAB agreed to dedicate the Students’ Association Scholarship fund’s first award in Chad’s memory.  One $1,000 award shall be presented to a Red River College Polytechnic student, who is a current Student Association Board member, exhibits leadership qualities and is actively involved in the college and/or community. Applicants must submit a one-page statement describing their involvement in the college and/ or community.  The application deadline is February 15th.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload. 

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Indigenous Student Awards

Louis Riel Bursary
Through funding provided by the Manitoba Metis Federation (MMF) and matched by the Manitoba Scholarship and Bursary Initiative (MSBI), bursaries, valued a minimum of $1000, are available to eligible Metis students attending a certificate, diploma or degree program (excluding Apprenticeship and upgrading programs) at Red River College Polytechnic, who are maintaining satisfactory academic progress in their program.  There are two applications that must be submitted:  1. the Louis Riel Bursary online application is available from Louis Riel Institute; 2. the General RRC Polytech Application for Awards, Bursaries and Scholarships (link above) should be completed and submitted online. Only applicants who have submitted both applications by the application date will be eligible for consideration. Selection will be based on financial need (those receiving other funding, including MMF funding are still eligible to apply).  Applications will be accepted from August 1st to September 15th each year.  Applicants must be attending their program at the time of the application deadline.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application.

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship

The Southern Chiefs’ Organization Every Child Matters Scholarship was created in honour of the children who attended residential schools and those who never made it home. Southern Chiefs’ Organization recognizes that all First Nation people, families, and communities have been impacted by the residential schools. The $1500 scholarship is intended to support Survivors and their descendants, as well as descendants of the families of the children who died.  The scholarship is to be awarded on the basis of academic merit to a status citizen of one of the Southern Chiefs’ Organization member First Nations (Berens River, Birdtail Sioux, Black River, Bloodvein, Brokenhead, Buffalo, Canupawakpa, Dakota, Dakota Tipi, Dauphin River, Ebb and Flow, Gambler, Hollow Water, Keeseekoowenin, Kinonjeoshtegon, Lake Manitoba, Lake St. Martin, Little Grand Rapids, Little Saskatchewan, Long Plain, O-Ch-Chak-Koo-Sipi, Pauingassi, Point Pegui, Pinaymootang, Plains Pine Creek, Poplar River, Rolling River, Roseau River, Sagkeeng, Sandy Bay, Skownan, Swan Lake, Tootinaowaziibeeng, or Waywayseecappo), who is a full- or part-time continuing student at the Red River College Polytechnic, who has successfully completed at least 12 credit hours, and who has made contributions to their school community or their community at large.  Applicants must submit a letter describing their school or community involvement.  The contact information of the chosen recipient shall be disclosed to the donor each year. Southern Chiefs' Organization Inc. observes an annual commemoration of all successful applicants. By submitting an application for the scholarship, the recipient of the Scholarship consents to be contacted through electronic mail or telephone for a brief interview with a member of Southern Chiefs’ Organization.  In the unlikely event of a mitigating circumstance, such as a protection order or equivalent, anonymity will be granted to the recipient of the Scholarship.  Application deadline is February 26, 2024.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application form and have additional required documents ready to upload.

Continuing Education

Gervin Alexander Dobbin Memorial Award
A $1000 award has been established to honour the memory of former Red River College Evening Program Supervisor, Gervin Alexander Dobbin. The award is available annually and is presented during the fall term to a part-time evening/Saturday program student who is a single parent with a financial need and who is currently registered in a Continuing Education program at RRC Polytech.  Application deadline is October 1st.  Please note the name of the award to enter on the application. 
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