Software skills for design-based trades and professions
AutoCAD is a computer-aided design (CAD) program used in engineering, architecture, interior design and other fields requiring a sophisticated design and drafting tool. Camosun's industry-approved courses may be taken individually as stand-alone courses or combined to obtain a Certificate in AutoCAD Graphics. You'll learn from instructors with industry and teaching experience in small, hands-on classes.
Students may register on a course-by-course basis prior to applying to this program.
What to expect
Located at our Interurban campus, the AutoCAD Graphics program is offered in the evening and on weekends, in order to accommodate working students' schedules.
Courses run for 12 or 13 three-hour evenings and an intensive five-day summer institute is offered in July and August. To receive a confirmation of successful completion, you are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes and complete all assignments. Most assignments can be completed during class time; however you will also have lab access outside of class time for the duration of your course.
Each course may be taken on its own or you can complete the three required AutoCAD courses and a completion project in order to receive a Certificate in AutoCAD Graphics.
Students are registered in the program when registering for the final AutoCAD Completion Project course, TTCD 545V.
To complete the program and obtain the Certificate in AutoCAD Graphics, you are required to attend a minimum of 75% of classes and complete all assignments. In order to register for the completion project (TTCD 545V), which is required to receive the credential, you must have successfully completed AutoCAD Level 1 (TTCD 512V), Level 2 (TTCD 542V), and AutoCAD 3D (TTCD 548V) within the past two years, or have permission of Program Coordinator.
The cost of this program from start to finish is approximately $4,200. (This price includes tuition and materials for all required and optional courses.)
- Application fee (for completion project): $41.82 | International application fee: $100. (For students wishing to complete the program and receive their credential, an application must be submitted (online or by mail or in person) with the application fee)
- Textbooks: $250 (approximately)
Note Course materials and Ascent course materials are supplied and distributed at the first class. All AutoCAD courses include ASCENT student manuals and exercises, recognized for Autodesk Official Training.