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

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Overview

  • Advanced diploma program
  • Available by classroom delivery; some courses available by distance delivery

This program will help you to take your knowledge of CAD technology to the next level. You can enhance your skills and increase your technical knowledge in a range of subject areas, including engineering design, project management, building code analysis, and applied mechanics.

You are eligible for this program if you are a graduate of a CAD technology program and/or you have relevant work experience.

This program, in combination with a CAD certificate or diploma, fulfills the minimum diploma requirement and exceeds the minimum CTTAM (Certified Technicians and Technologists Association of Manitoba) academic requirements for technician certification.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for this program, you must hold a diploma in any one of the four CAD technology programs or a combination of equivalent, relevant education and work experience.

In order to apply for this program, you will need to produce all supporting documentation, including official transcripts, original copies of relevant academic credentials (including diplomas), and a resume or detailed work history with supervisory signoff. Please note that all original documentation will be returned upon verification of its authenticity. For further information on the application process please contact our offices at:


School of Continuing Education
Mary Jane Baylon, Program Facilitator
FM28 - 2055 Notre Dame Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3H 0J9
Phone: 204-632-2077 or 1-866-242-7073
Fax: 204-633-6489
E-mail: mbaylon@rrc.ca

Program Outline

Core Courses:

  • Mathematics for Technology OR  Algebra and Trigonometry 1 & 2 
  • Technical Communication 1 
  • Management Principles 1  
  • Project Management Fundamentals  

Last Course of Study:

  • Applied Design - Project 

Electives:

The following technical electives are part of the program. You are required to complete a minimum of four of these electives, totalling a minimum of 160 hours.

  • Applied Mechanics 
  • Technical Drawing Fundamentals
  • AutoCAD 3: 3D Modeling
  • Autodesk Inventor - Essentials
  • Building Code Analysis
  • Construction Law and Documents
  • DC and AC Fundamentals 
  • Electrical Code 
  • Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing
  • Manufacturing Basics 
  • Mastercam - CNC Programming 
  • Solid Edge - Introduction 
  • Statics and Strength of Materials 1 
  • Statics and Strength of Materials 2 

Note:  Students undertaking the diploma program will not be awarded credit for any elective courses completed within their 1200-hour certificate or diploma program. General college academic policies also apply.


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.
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-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.

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.

Prerequisites:
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).

Prerequisites:
CMDP-3005Construction Law and Documents
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The focus of this course is to allow students to explore Canadian law as it relates to construction agreements and documentation including area of morals, ethics in civil law, common law and statute law. Students will be introduced to the different types of law, laws giving authority, law to torts and law of enforcement including relevant Manitoba Acts and regulations. The course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand construction law, standard form of contracts and agreement, specifications, and other documents used in the design and construction of building projects. Necessary construction insurance coverage and construction bonding will be covered in detail. Forms of alternative dispute resolution are examined in detail and litigation as a last resort will also be reviewed. Using the CCDC documents as a guide, students will also examine agreement provisions, definitions, general conditions, supplementary conditions, hierarchy of documents, liquidated damages and 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.

Prerequisites:
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.

Prerequisites:
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.

 

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 Spring Term - Continuing Education
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Notre Dame Campus
DatesClass DaysTimeDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Apr 29, 24 - May 06, 24  R. Prepes257112$813
Location: Notre Dame Campus
Dates
Apr 29, 24 - May 06, 24
Class days
 
 
Delivery
Instructor
R. Prepes
Section
257112
Cost
$813

2024 Spring Term - Distance Education
CIVL-1011 Algebra & Trigonometry 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24T. Shiaro251778$729
Jun 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24T. Shiaro251779$729
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
251778
Cost
$729
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
251779
Cost
$729
CIVL-2023 Algebra & Trigonometry 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24T. Shiaro251780$729
Jun 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24T. Shiaro251781$729
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
251780
Cost
$729
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
T. Shiaro
Section
251781
Cost
$729
CADD-3003 AutoCAD 3: 3D Modellingmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24C. Urbanski251782$649
Jun 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24C. Urbanski251783$649
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
251782
Cost
$649
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
251783
Cost
$649
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Jul 31, 24D. Christle250923$539
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Jul 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
D. Christle
Section
250923
Cost
$539
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Jul 31, 24TBA252160$669
Jun 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24TBA252161$669
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Jul 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
252160
Cost
$669
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
252161
Cost
$669
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 06, 24 - Aug 16, 24N. Khan251846$699
Location: Online
Dates
May 06, 24 - Aug 16, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
251846
Cost
$699
CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 06, 24 - Aug 02, 24N. Khan251847$699
Location: Online
Dates
May 06, 24 - Aug 02, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
251847
Cost
$699
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jun 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24S. Solomon251852$575
Location: Online
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Aug 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
251852
Cost
$575
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
May 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24C. Urbanski255856$1,299
Jun 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24C. Urbanski255857$1,299
Location: Online
Dates
May 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
255856
Cost
$1,299
Dates
Jun 01, 24 - Nov 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
255857
Cost
$1,299

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
MGMT-1161 Management Principles 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24D. Christle254631$539
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
D. Christle
Section
254631
Cost
$539
PROJ-1030 Project Management Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24TBA256210$669
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24TBA256211$669
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 30, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256210
Cost
$669
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256211
Cost
$669
CIVL-1013 Statics and Strength of Materials 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 08, 24N. Khan256152$699
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Oct 08, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
256152
Cost
$699
CIVL-2025 Statics and Strength of Materials 2more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 27, 24N. Khan256153$699
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 27, 24
Delivery
Instructor
N. Khan
Section
256153
Cost
$699
COMM-1243 Technical Communication 1more info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 16, 24S. Solomon256154$575
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24S. Solomon256155$575
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Sep 16, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
256154
Cost
$575
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Oct 18, 24
Delivery
Instructor
S. Solomon
Section
256155
Cost
$575
CIAC-1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentalsmore info
Location: Online
DatesDeliveryInstructorSectionCostActions
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24C. Urbanski256156$1,299
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25TBA256157$1,299
Location: Online
Dates
Jul 02, 24 - Dec 31, 24
Delivery
Instructor
C. Urbanski
Section
256156
Cost
$1,299
Dates
Aug 01, 24 - Jan 31, 25
Delivery
Instructor
TBA
Section
256157
Cost
$1,299

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.

Recent Changes

  • Effective November 14, 2023: CIAC-1002  Technical Drawing Fundamentals will replace both CADD-1003 AutoCAD 1 and CADD-2003 AutoCAD 2

  • CIAC- 1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentals  will run for the first time on Febuary 1, 2024 (D2024W) as an online delivery.

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.

Other Information

  • Effective November 14, 2023: CIAC-1002  Technical Drawing Fundamentals will replace both CADD-1003 AutoCAD 1 and CADD-2003 AutoCAD 2

  • CIAC- 1002 Technical Drawing Fundamentals will run for the first time on February 1, 2024 (D2024W) as an online delivery.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete your part-time program within four years from the start of the first course in the program, unless otherwise stated in the program outline.

A program GPA of 2.0 (60%) is required to graduate.

You will not be granted more than 75% of your credit requirements for graduation through transfer of credit.

When you have successfully completed all the required courses in this program, be sure to apply for your certificate. For complete details on applying to graduate and convocation, see rrc.ca/convocation

Questions about graduation? Please call 204-694-1789 or 1-866-242-7073 for assistance.

Graduation with Honours
If you obtain a grade point average (GPA) of 3.8 or better for the program, you will graduate with honours. If you fail any course in the program, you will not be eligible for this honours designation.

Employment Potential

Graduates have the following career options:

  • Architectural draftsperson
  • Electronic draftsperson
  • Design and drafting technician
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