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Steel Detailing Technician Certificate (formerly Drafting)

Working in the steel construction industry, steel detailers work with engineers and architects to draw the essential assets to infrastructures such as roads, bridges, schools, stadiums, commercial and high-rise buildings. Drawings for steel-framed structures divide the structure into components that can be transported from the fabrication plant for assembly at the construction site. Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) and 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) are being increasingly used to create these drawings for steel fabrication companies, and within steel detailing offices. Through project-based learning, students will become proficient in the latest CAD and BIM software, and the industry standards for steel detailing.

Program Hours: The Steel Detaling Technician Certificate runs Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.

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Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
Sep 10 months Certificate or diploma (with additional specialty) Downtown Full-time

Program Description

Program Description

This is one of the five drafting programs available at VCC. In the first two months, students learn concepts, techniques and accepted practices in the drafting industry. Students learn computer-aided drafting and are introduced to specialty areas of drafting.

In the final eight months of the program graduates of this program will have developed the drafting and 3D modeling skills which will enable them to enter the workforce in many areas as team members principally in structural steel fabrication companies, miscellaneous metals fabrication companies, and steel detailing offices. Graduates will be prepared to work on a wide variety of structures in North America, including schools, sports stadia, bridges, commercial buildings and high-rise offices.

Upon completion of the initial 10 month Steel Detailing Technician Certificate, a VCC diploma may be earned by completing a second drafting specialty (terms 2 & 3, 8 months training) in either Civil/Structural or Architectural.


For further information about this program, please call Tim Conklin, Program Assistant, at 604.871.7000, ext. 8320 or email tconklin@vcc.ca.

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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

Please note that you must submit official transcripts and educational documents to support your application; unfortunately, we cannot accept photocopies or fax versions.

Applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.

Proof of English Proficiency

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.


Program Specific

VCC welcomes international students from around the world to the college's academic or career programs.

Applicants for whom English is a second language should submit proof of English proficiency.

Seats are offered to applicants who have met all admission requirements on a first-qualified, first-served basis

  • Grade 12 graduation or equivalent.
  • English Language Proficiency at an English 12 level or (CLB/CLBPT scores: Listening 8, Speaking 7, Reading 8, and Writing 7 or better).
  • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11 OR 80% on VCC Basic Math Assessment and 72% on VCC Basic Algebra Assessment.
  • Note:

     • Applicants who do not meet the English language requirement may be admitted at the discretion of the Department
     • Applicants who have met all the above requirements and have completed high school Drafting 11 and 12 may, with Departmental approval, apply for direct entry into Level 2 of the program.

    For assistance with meeting the entrance requirements, please contact Advising Services to schedule an appointment with an Advisor.


    VCC CAD Citation graduates may insert into level 2 of the program.

Courses Schedule

Courses Schedule

 

Term 1

CAD Drafting Applied (DRFT 1011)
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3 credits
CAD Drafting Fundamentals (DRFT 1010)
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4 credits
Construction Mathematics (DRFT 1013)
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1 credits
Office and Construction Site Safety (DRFT 1012)
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1 credits


Term 2

Connection and Layout Geometry (DRFT 1294)
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2 credits
Detailing of Inclined Components (DRFT 1295)
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4 credits
Industrial and Commercial Basic Framing (DRFT 1293)
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4 credits
Introduction to Steel Detailing (DRFT 1291)
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1 credits
Miscellaneous Metals Detailing (DRFT 1296)
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2 credits
Structural Bolting and Welding (DRFT 1292)
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1 credits
Structural Steel Fabrication Codes and Standards (DRFT 1290)
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1 credits


Term 3

AutoCAD 3D and Assemblies (DRFT 1380)
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2 credits
Heavy Structural Steel Framing (DRFT 1393)
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4.5 credits
Introduction to BIM Software (DRFT 1391)
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3 credits
Job Search Skills (DRFT 1326)
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0.5 credits  course outline
Steel Trusses (DRFT 1352)
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2.0 credits
Technical Communications (DRFT 1370)
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1 credits
Working with BIM Software (DRFT 1392)
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3 credits


Fees and Other costs

Fees and Other Costs:


International Application Fee $145
Tuition Fee $17,820
Student Union Fee $165
College Initiative Fee $102
Student Union Health Plan Fee $292
U-Pass Fee $410
Other Costs Graduation Fees - $40

Campus Resource Fee - $178

Textbooks and Supplies - $750

Contact Us/Request Info

Contact Us/Request Info

email: study@vcc.ca

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Program: Steel Detailing Technician Certificate (formerly Drafting)