Engineering Graphics Technician, Certificate

Job-ready in as little as eight months! The Engineering Graphics Technician certificate can prepare you for a career as an Engineering Graphics Technician setting you up for entry into a high-tech industry.

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Program at a glance



Work experience

Co-op / internship

Study options


Open to International



1 year

Tuition grants

Different grant funds are accessible to students fitting a variety of criteria including, but not limited to, having dependents, permanent disability status, and/or low- or middle-income.
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Visualize a career in engineering graphics

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.

Want more information?

Contact Ross Lyle, Chair of Mechanical Engineering


The eight-month long Engineering Graphics Technician program starts in January 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 Information and Computer Systems Technology programs, with some of the courses you've already completed counting as credits.

What you'll learn

Current students wanting information about your program, go to student planning in myCamosun.

Program outline

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar.

Program outline

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.

Tuition and fees

Effective from September 1, 2023, to August 31, 2024

Estimated tuition

Tuition estimates are for the entire program.

Engineering Graphics Technician, Certificate

$3,615 (domestic)
$14,755 (international)

Engineering Graphics Technician, Certificate, Internship designation 

$4,067 (domestic)
$16,390 (international)

Domestic tuition fees vary depending on the individual course fees for the classes you select.

For International students visit: International Tuition & Fees.

Student fees

In addition to tuition estimates, student fees are calculated based on your enrolment. Refer to: Student Fees.

Financial assistance

You may need to find more than one source of funding to help pay for your education and living costs while attending college. Check out sources of money you don't need to pay back as well as those that need to be repaid.

Financial Aid & Awards 

Curriculum & courses

Admission requirements

One of:

  • C in English 12 
  • C in English 12 Camosun Alternative  

And one of:

  • C in Pre-calculus 11 or Principles of Math 11 
  • C in MATH 073 
  • C in MATH 077 
  • C in MATH 139 

When you apply you will need to submit proof that you meet the program admission requirements listed above. Where a letter grade is specified, you must have proof of that grade or higher.

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar: Loading...

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Faculty/staff profile

 Ross Lyle

Ross Lyle

Chair, Instructor, Mechanical Engineering Dept.
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engineering graphics

Learn More

For more details, including courses, please see the program outline in the Academic Calendar. 

Contact information

Mechanical Engineering Technology department

Campus location

Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1

Location link

Interurban Campus



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