PART-TIME | WINNIPEG LOCATIONS DESDP-DP Design Drafting Technician

Courses and Descriptions

Courses and Descriptions

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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.
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.

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CADD-1002AutoCAD 1
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This course is designed to provide you with an introduction to and an understanding of the basic functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.

Instruction will be given in a hands-on environment through a combination of lecture, demonstration, practice and assignments. Assignments will be completed in class, time provided.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software for at your workstation.

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CADD-1003AutoCAD 1
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Start to learn the basic functions of AutoCAD (computer aided drafting software). Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete simple two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements. You will understand the concepts of formatting units, layers, text and dimensions. You will know how and when to add or modify objects, text, dimensions and hatching.


You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction will be given through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at your own pace with completion within four months of registration.

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CADD-2002AutoCAD 2
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AutoCAD is a drafting tool that combines power and versatility to produce the drawings required to construct or build any object. This course is designed to build upon the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One and provide you with an understanding of the more advanced two-dimensional features of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software at your workstation.

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CADD-2003AutoCAD 2
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Build on the basic functions of AutoCAD learned in Level One by learning the more advanced functions of AutoCAD computer aided drafting software. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to produce accurate and complete moderately complex two-dimensional working drawings in both imperial and metric measurements.

You will understand the concepts of isometric drawing, annotation scales, model space and layouts (paper space), viewport control, printer control, blocks, attributes, templates and an introduction to 3D solids. You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2017 software for installation on your own computer. Instruction is provided through written and video instruction in order to produce practice drawings and graded assignments. You will work at you own pace with completion within four months of registration.

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CADD-3002AutoCAD 3
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In this course, you will be receive instruction in 3D commands and production of complex 3D drawings. Learn about UCS icon manipulation, 3D surfaces and wire frames, plotting a 3D drawing, 3D faces and invisible lines.

You will be provided with access to AutoCAD 2015 software at your workstation.

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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. 

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CIVL-1011Algebra & Trigonometry 1
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This math course covers fundamental principles, definitions of mathematical terms and basic graphing techniques.  Students will learn to simplify expressions and solve equations involving trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations, factoring and fractions.

CIVL-1013Statics and Strength of Materials 1
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Statics is the study of forces that act on a structure at rest. This course consists of the basic principles that allow the determination of forces carried by structural bodies and frames. Some of the learning outcomes topics are: (force characteristics, moment force, Resultant Force, equilibrium, Free Body Diagrams and Truss Analysis). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

CIVL-2023Algebra & Trigonometry 2
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Students simplify expressions and solve equations involving quadratic functions, integral and fractional exponents, radicals and logarithms.  Topics also include inverse trigonometric functions, sine law, cosine law, plane analytic geometry and graphing.

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CIVL-2025Statics and Strength of Materials 2
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Strength and materials is the study of construction materials (steel, concrete & wood) that make up a structure when forces are applied. This course provides an appreciation of the physical characteristics of structural materials (steel, concrete & wood) which is necessary to determine load capacities of structural members. Some of the learning outcomes topics are : (stress-strain curves, stress consideration, centroids, moment of inertia & bending stress). This course is delivered via in class lectures and the LEARN management system (database).

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CMDP-3005Construction Law and Documents
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Legal system concepts are explored in the areas of laws, morals, ethics, civil law, common law and statute law. The court system hierarchy is reviewed. The law of torts and remedies for torts committed are examined. Construction contract law will look at offer and acceptance of contracts, tenders, capacity to contract, void/illegal contracts, privacy of contract, effect of breach of contract, failure of performance, misrepresentation and torts (as applied to contracts) and the Statute of Frauds. Insurance and construction bonding will cover topics such as liability insurance, indemnity agreements, surety bonds, bid bonds, performance bonds, labour and material payment bonds, lien bonds, warranty bonds and letters of credit. Litigation and alternative dispute resolution examines the pre-trial phase, the trial phase, the judgment phase, negotiation, mediation and arbitration. Characteristics of construction contract forms will highlight topics such as standard contract forms for the construction industry (stipulated price, cost plus, unit price and civil works contracts). Also examined will be agreement provisions, definitions, general conditions, supplementary conditions, hierarchy of documents, liquidated damages & penalties, warranties and guarantees. Construction management contracts and custom contracts will be discussed also.

COMM-1243Technical Communication 1
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Learn the principles of technical communication. Develop your skills to research, design and organize documents. Practice your skills using plain language techniques to produce clear, effective writing. Ideal for anyone who writes for business, government or industry.

COMP-1364MasterCam - CNC Programming
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Learn to write code to run Computer Numeric Control (CNC) machines.

CONS-1001Building Code Analysis
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Become familiar with the National Building Code and its requirements and applications to today's buildings. Cover topics such as building safety and accessibility, with a particular focus on fire safety, safety within floor areas, exits, vertical transportation, service facilities, health requirements, and barrier free design.

DRAF-1027Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
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This course includes the fundamental concepts of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing according to ANSY Y14.5M - 1994. Students will learn how to properly apply the principles of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing to the manufacturing and inspection process. These principles will be applied as students inspect various parts using proper quality control methods.

DRAF-3000Applied Design - Project
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In the context of this program the word "design" is intended to mean applying pre-designed criteria to produce practical solutions. This would include reading and applying such data obtained from manuals, graphs and related technical sources. It is not intended to include "original" engineering or architectural design, which by law must be done by the appropriate professional. Students should note be all written and graphical submissions must be computer generated.

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ELEC-1000DC and AC FundamentalsRPL
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This DC and AC Fundamentals course is designed to equip students with an introductory understanding of electron theory, conductors, insulators, voltage, current, resistance, power, series and parallel circuits, batteries, capacitance, inductance, reactance, motors, generators, transformers, three-phase power and power factor correction. Students will learn and then apply theory to perform basic circuit analysis.

ELEC-1016Electrical Code
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This introductory course explains: all the sections of the Electrical Code, each rule and paragraph throughout; calculating all of section 8; and all Amendments of the Manitoba Power and City of Winnipeg Amendments to the present Code. At the end of the ten weeks give an examination to the students, and check papers. Diagrams on the board of rules will be provided. The only text that is required is the present code book and the instructor will supply the local amendments.

ENGI-1018Manufacturing Basics
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Divided into two modules, this course serves as a general introduction to manufacturing principles and methods. Students will learn the production processes and skills required to manufacture a product by building a stirling engine in a modern factory environment. The procedures demonstrated include Lean, 5S, kanban shop floor scheduling, statistical process control (SPC), dimensional inspection reports (DIR), operation sheets, bills of material (BOM), and engineering drawings. The manufacturing processes used are: CNC milling, CNC turning, punch press operation, manual milling, drilling and turning, anodizing, burnishing, rapid prototyping, quick change tooling, jigs and fixtures. Inspections will be accomplished with the use of surface roughness measuring tools, micrometers, verniers, co-ordinate measuring machines, and an optical comparator. This is a unique opportunity to not just talk about manufacturing concepts like JIT, lean, 5S SPC, and operation instructions but to use them in a world class facility. Each operation is fully documented with the use of operation and process instructions with all parts having engineered drawings with appropriate tolerances.

ENGI-1043Applied Mechanics
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This course introduces students to equilibrium of forces and moments in both static and dynamic situations. Students will analyze structures and mechanisms to calculate unknown forces or motions.

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MATH-1006Math For Technology
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Review and enhance your knowledge of mathematics with an emphasis on trigonometry, algebra, exponents, and logarithms. Establish a basic knowledge of calculus. A scientific calculator will be required throughout the course.

For students needing a math refresher, or retaking CIV2102 Algebra & Trigonometry, or Electronic Engineering ELEM103 Pre-Calculus.

MGMT-1161Management Principles 1RPL
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Acquire the knowledge necessary to identify management functions and set out major principles, problems and objectives. Know the meaning of decision-making and learn how to stress the use of creative thinking in management. Discuss the fundamentals of organization and departmentalization, and learn the value of motivating people in management positions through communications, leadership and supervision. Study the methods used to control budgets, costs, quality, production and sales.

PROJ-1030Project Management FundamentalsRPL
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Study the fundamental aspects and principles of project management including life cycle, integration, planning, organization and communication. Learn about work breakdown structures, diagramming, cost management and resource allocation. Examine today’s issues affecting project management including risk management, quality, conflict, and team building.

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.

 

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