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Engineering Design and Drafting Technology

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
Engineering relies on the design and drafting of drawings, plans, and diagrams. At Lethbridge College, we have been teaching effective design and drafting skills for over 45 years. Our practical "nationally accredited" two-year diploma program in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology provides a solid foundation to build a career in this dynamic field. The program provides you with a comprehensive understanding of mechanical design & drafting, architectural/structural design & drafting, municipal design & drafting, piping design & drafting, and topographical drafting. Fundamentals in these areas are applied with hands-on projects using Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) technology, and 3D printing technology. Design and drafting expertise is accomplished using the latest 3D industry standard software. You will also gain an understanding of engineering fundamentals like stress analysis, strength of materials, and fluid mechanics. This background provides a solid basis for entry into the exciting and challenging field of engineering design and drafting technology. Applied research projects that include a variety of discipline related topics are completed in the final year. Graduates from the program are able to produce and interpret industry-quality engineering designs and plans. Your valuable technical knowledge and advanced CAD technology will open the doors to a great career.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements
General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies):
  • Minimum grade of 50% in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-1) or 60% in Grade 12 math (equivalent to Alberta’s Math 30-2)
  • Grade 11 physics or Grade 12 science (Grade 12 biology and/or Grade 12 chemistry will not be accepted in lieu of Grade 12 science)
Basic understanding of computer technology such as word processing, file copying, and familiarity working in a Windows-based environment is required.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is an elective practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Mobile Learning Program: This program requires students to purchase a mobile device from Lethbridge College complete with program specific software. Go to our website for additional information.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Engineering Design and Drafting Technology program for the Fall (September) term.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Student Aid Alberta for the funding year 2018/08/01 to 2019/07/31*.

  • Tuition $4,425.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $4,155.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,063.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Student Aid Alberta and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Yes

Updated August 03, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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