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Engineering Design 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 Standard
  • 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 to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of the calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): a 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.

Please note that 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. 

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.

Mobile Learning Program: This is a Mobile Learning Program and requires students to supply their own device with required minimum specifications. Go to our website for additional information.

Application Deadline

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

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: Royal Roads University (BC)

Updated August 29, 2019. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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