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Engineering Graphics Technician, Certificate

Job-ready in just eight months

Program at a glance

Credential

Certificate

Area of Study

Technologies & Engineering

Study options

Full-time

Work experience

Co-op / internship

Open to International

No

Length

1 year

At a glance image

Inturban machine shop

Visualize a career in engineering graphics

Start in January 2022!

The Engineering Graphics Technician (EGT) program is ideal for those with an interest in engineering/architectural visualization, an aptitude for computer aided design, or who have a foreign credential in engineering /architecture and are looking to enter the Canadian job market.

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Overview

The eight-month long Engineering Graphics Technician program starts in January 2022 at the Interurban campus.

This program includes a special emphasis on 2D and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) and drafting. You’ll start with two terms on campus (14 weeks and 7 weeks), followed by a final, two month internship work placement.

Hands-on Learning

You’ll develop your design visualization skills, including still image rendering and engineering animation, with our hands-on program.

You’ll be provided with an introduction to design and documentation standards used within several industry sectors, along with an introduction to typical engineering office software.

After Graduation

Technology-based firms and organizations are eager for employees with expertise in technical knowledge of engineering graphics.

As an Engineering Graphics Technician graduate, you’ll be qualified to seek employment opportunities in a wide variety of industries, including but not limited to: engineering offices, architectural offices and hi-technology companies that require the use of technical publishing, 2D and 3D drafting and 3D visualization skills.

Further opportunities

As a graduate of the Engineering Graphics Technician program, you'll have the option to continue your education in the Mechanical Engineering TechnologyCivil Engineering Technology, or Computer Systems Technology programs, with some of the courses you've already completed counting as credits.

An investment in your career

Invest in yourself! Eight months at Camosun can prepare you for a career as a Engineering Graphics Technician and set you up for entry into a high-tech industry.

Estimated tuition

Effective from September 1, 2021 to August 31, 2022.

$3,908 (domestic)

$15,675 (international)

Additional Student Fees

2D and 3D Modelling, Drawing and Documentation

You’ll develop a foundation in residential and commercial building drawings as well as mechanical drafting. You’ll get a working knowledge of CAD and other graphics-based software applications used within engineering, architecture and the high-tech sector.

What to expect

Throughout this rigorous program, you’ll spend from 26 to 29 hours a week in class, and each day you can expect three to four hours of homework. In return, you will develop a working knowledge of the graphics-based software applications used within engineering and architecture.

Term 1 (14 Weeks)

In your first term, you’ll update your computer skills, hone your technical writing and publishing skills, be introduced to residential building methods using 3D modelling software and learn the fundamentals of drawing for machines, using 3D modelling tools. You’ll also choose between mechanical manufacturing or building systems for your area of interest.

Term 2 (7 Weeks)

In this short half-semester term, you’ll learn about design visualization using the latest 3D tools including Augmented/Virtual Reality (AR/VR). You’ll learn about commercial construction methods, work on individual and group projects to develop your CAD skills and further develop your understanding of technical specifications.

Optional Internship (7 Weeks)

For your remaining 7 weeks, you will have the option of participating in a 7-week internship. Camosun will work with you to find a placement. During this paid or unpaid work experience you will apply the skills you’ve obtained throughout the program.

Curriculum & courses

Admission Requirements

Ready to get started? Get your application in for the January 2022 intake.

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the following admission requirements.

Tip: Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

One of:

And one of:

  • C in Pre-calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 137
  • C in MATH 172
  • C in MATH 139 

For more detailed information about this program and specific admission requirements, see the Academic Calendar.

Academic Calendar

Our Teaching Staff

Camosun College is fiercely proud of the excellent quality of its instruction. Our teaching staff are experienced, inspiring and supportive of our students’ individual journeys.

Faculty/staff profile

 Ross Lyle

Ross Lyle

Chair, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Ross is one of the original faculty members in the Mechanical Engineering Department of Camosun College, joining the department in the summer of 1985. ... Read more

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Benj Birch

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Steve Ferguson

Steve Ferguson

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Steve is a professional engineer (P. Eng.) who graduated from the Camosun college Mechanical Technology program and then completed the Engineering Bri ... Read more

Faculty/staff profile

 Imtehaze Heerah

Imtehaze Heerah

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Faculty/staff profile

Len K. Mar

Len K. Mar

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Len is a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) who apprenticed as an automotive technician and was a certified fixed-wing Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (AME) ... Read more

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Pat Nicholson

Lab Assistant, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Russ Rook

Russ Rook

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

Russ has been an instructor in the Mechanical Engineering Technology Department at Camosun since 2004. He typically teaches courses in strength of mat ... Read more

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Derek Wakefield

Derek Wakefield

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Lilah Amlani

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Ghasem (Sam) Behfarshad

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Salah Elfurjani

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Scott Li

Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.

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Learn More

Find a full list of courses and specific admission requirements.

Contact information

Mechanical Engineering Technology department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus

250-370-4511

lyle@camosun.ca