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Drafting and Interior Design Software


Develop your skills in a variety of drafting and design programs, including SketchUp and AutoCAD. Courses are non-credit, no application required! You may register for a course when you are ready. If required, please purchase books from the Downtown bookstore prior to course start date.



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Sep, Jan, Apr Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 16 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school.


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Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

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Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2019 (201993)

(CMPT 1256) Revit Level 2 0 credits    $458.05



In this course, you will be introduced to advanced tools and techniques in Revit Architecture. Revit is a popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) application in the architectural industry. Students gain an understanding on topics, such as customizing stairs and railings, creating walls based on #D forms (mass), creating parametric family types, modeling sites, and rendering techniques. Students will be able to apply the acquired skills to complete a small commercial project.

 

Prerequisite:  Revit Level 1, or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30484 DTN Rm. 718
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
24-Oct-2019
to 28-Nov-2019
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page layout program for multi-page print advertisement. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools, panels, and basics. Learn how to set up documents and master pages, import text, advanced graphics and how to use typography and styles. Create professional, simple, multi-page print materials such as flyers, brochures, reports, magazines, and newspapers. Hands-on in-class exercises include industry standard projects.

 

(15 hours) Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught in a Mac lab.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30142 DTN Rm. 914
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
16-Sep-2019
to 21-Oct-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Contact Us


(CMPT 1408) InDesign Level 2 0 credits    $405.02



Overview of intermediate to advanced features of Adobe InDesign. Learn to create interactive PDF files and Flash presentations of a design, create and style tables, manage long documents with hundreds of pages and books with multiple chapters, create an automated table of content and index, manage styles, develop complex paths, advanced graphics, import and export data to external files, and create print-ready PDF files.

 

(15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:  Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Prerequisite:  InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406) or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30143 DTN Rm. 914
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
28-Oct-2019
to 02-Dec-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(CMPT 1703) SketchUp Level 1 0 credits    $243.61



This introduction to SketchUp Make teaches students to integrate 2D and 3D design and explores draw and modify tools and functions, add textures and materials, components, and the 3D warehouse. Textbook (optional) is available at Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30144 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
19-Oct-2019
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1704) SketchUp Level 2 0 credits    $243.61



Students will build their skills learned in SketchUp Level 1 by creating layers, scenes, shadows, enhance models by applying styles, create section cuts with elevations and plan views, manipulate textures and model from a photograph. Textbook (optional) is available at the Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30145 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
26-Oct-2019
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1707) SketchUp Advanced 0 credits    $349.41



This course is well suited for those in architecture, construction, engineering, commercial interiors, light construction, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, game design, film & stage, woodworking, and similar fields. You will explore SketchUp Pro techniques, such as dynamic components, dimensional and construction drawings, and presentation tools using Layout. You will also learn the process to import and export models. Textbook (optional) can be purchased at Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30146 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
23-Nov-2019
to 30-Nov-2019
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1951) AutoCAD Level 1 0 credits    $467.44



Designed for students pursuing careers in design-related disciplines, this course teaches new users how to create professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. Starting with a thorough overview of AutoCAD’s basic commands and features, this Level 1 hands-on course covers drawing basic objects (ie. lines, circles, arcs, polygons), modifying and changing properties of objects, working with layers, hatching, text, proper scaling and creating blocks. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown Campus Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30158 DTN Rm. 718
WM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Oct-2019
to 04-Dec-2019
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1952) AutoCAD Level 2 0 credits    $411.19



This course provides intermediate users with more advanced AutoCAD skills needed to create professional drawings in 2D and 3D. Topics include: working with splines and curved polylines; advanced skills with blocks, attributes, and external referenced drawing files; working with text styles, dimension styles and multileader styles; storing, presenting, creating annotative objects and attributed blocks; working with tables; setting up paperspace and viewports for printing, creating a custom template and plot style table, navigating and modeling in 3D; and presentation (rendering) and documentation of 3D designs. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from Downtown Campus Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB memory stick to class. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30134 DTN Rm. 718
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
22-Oct-2019
to 19-Nov-2019
Chan, Melissa
Register


(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



Learn the basic interface of Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics and fundamental Illustrator features such as working with vector shapes, text, menus, layers, text, transparency, colour, importing graphics, drawing, and basics of page layout. Students will work on in-class assignments learning the program. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from Downtown Campus Bookstore. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30159 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
26-Sep-2019
to 24-Oct-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(MACD 1136) Illustrator Level 2 0.0 credits    $405.02



Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator such as creating and enhancing complex illustrations, perspective drawing, designing front-end layouts for websites, drawing maps, creating a vector version of a raster graphic, working with advanced color settings, creating special effects, and preparing documents for composite and commercial printing. Assignments and class exercises are geared towards the industry demand. Bring textbook from downtown bookstore and USB stick to first class.

(15 hours)

Prerequisite: Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognized Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30160 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
07-Nov-2019
to 05-Dec-2019
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar20 (202091)

(CMPT 1255) Revit Level 1 0 credits    $467.44



Revit software is a powerful design and documentation platform with applications in Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems, which includes architecture, construction, and structural engineering. In this training, students will be introduced to the basics of Revit and the process of creating architectural plans. Students will produce a set of drawings for a small commercial or residential project.

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10630 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
16-Jan-2020
to 20-Feb-2020
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1256) Revit Level 2 0 credits    $458.05



In this course, you will be introduced to advanced tools and techniques in Revit Architecture. Revit is a popular BIM (Building Information Modeling) application in the architectural industry. Students gain an understanding on topics, such as customizing stairs and railings, creating walls based on #D forms (mass), creating parametric family types, modeling sites, and rendering techniques. Students will be able to apply the acquired skills to complete a small commercial project.

 

Prerequisite:  Revit Level 1, or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10885 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
27-Feb-2020
to 02-Apr-2020
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1403) Photoshop Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



Whether you are a designer, photographer, webmaster or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. Learn layer basics, image editing, and typographic design. (15 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from DTN Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

Required: Please bring a USB stick to class.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10610 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
13-Jan-2020
to 10-Feb-2020
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page layout program for multi-page print advertisement. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools, panels, and basics. Learn how to set up documents and master pages, import text, advanced graphics and how to use typography and styles. Create professional, simple, multi-page print materials such as flyers, brochures, reports, magazines, and newspapers. Hands-on in-class exercises include industry standard projects.

 

(15 hours) Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught in a Mac lab.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10611 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
14-Jan-2020
to 11-Feb-2020
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(CMPT 1408) InDesign Level 2 0 credits    $405.02



Overview of intermediate to advanced features of Adobe InDesign. Learn to create interactive PDF files and Flash presentations of a design, create and style tables, manage long documents with hundreds of pages and books with multiple chapters, create an automated table of content and index, manage styles, develop complex paths, advanced graphics, import and export data to external files, and create print-ready PDF files.

 

(15 hours)

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required:  Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Prerequisite:  InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406) or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10612 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Feb-2020
to 17-Mar-2020
Gagnon, Natalie
Register


(CMPT 1703) SketchUp Level 1 0 credits    $243.61



This introduction to SketchUp Make teaches students to integrate 2D and 3D design and explores draw and modify tools and functions, add textures and materials, components, and the 3D warehouse. Textbook (optional) is available at Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10626 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
18-Jan-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register
  10627 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
22-Feb-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1704) SketchUp Level 2 0 credits    $243.61



Students will build their skills learned in SketchUp Level 1 by creating layers, scenes, shadows, enhance models by applying styles, create section cuts with elevations and plan views, manipulate textures and model from a photograph. Textbook (optional) is available at the Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10625 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
07-Mar-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1707) SketchUp Advanced 0 credits    $349.41



This course is well suited for those in architecture, construction, engineering, commercial interiors, light construction, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, game design, film & stage, woodworking, and similar fields. You will explore SketchUp Pro techniques, such as dynamic components, dimensional and construction drawings, and presentation tools using Layout. You will also learn the process to import and export models. Textbook (optional) can be purchased at Downtown Campus Bookstore. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10617 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
21-Mar-2020
to 28-Mar-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1951) AutoCAD Level 1 0 credits    $467.44



Designed for students pursuing careers in design-related disciplines, this course teaches new users how to create professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. Starting with a thorough overview of AutoCAD’s basic commands and features, this Level 1 hands-on course covers drawing basic objects (ie. lines, circles, arcs, polygons), modifying and changing properties of objects, working with layers, hatching, text, proper scaling and creating blocks. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown Campus Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB flash drive to class. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10618 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
07-Jan-2020
to 11-Feb-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1952) AutoCAD Level 2 0 credits    $411.19



This course provides intermediate users with more advanced AutoCAD skills needed to create professional drawings in 2D and 3D. Topics include: working with splines and curved polylines; advanced skills with blocks, attributes, and external referenced drawing files; working with text styles, dimension styles and multileader styles; storing, presenting, creating annotative objects and attributed blocks; working with tables; setting up paperspace and viewports for printing, creating a custom template and plot style table, navigating and modeling in 3D; and presentation (rendering) and documentation of 3D designs. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from Downtown Campus Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB memory stick to class. This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10881 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
18-Feb-2020
to 17-Mar-2020
Chan, Melissa
Register


(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $405.02



Learn the basic interface of Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics and fundamental Illustrator features such as working with vector shapes, text, menus, layers, text, transparency, colour, importing graphics, drawing, and basics of page layout. Students will work on in-class assignments learning the program. Textbook (optional) can be purchased from Downtown Campus Bookstore. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10629 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
20-Jan-2020
to 24-Feb-2020
Erkau, Dirk
Register


(MACD 1136) Illustrator Level 2 0.0 credits    $405.02



Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator such as creating and enhancing complex illustrations, perspective drawing, designing front-end layouts for websites, drawing maps, creating a vector version of a raster graphic, working with advanced color settings, creating special effects, and preparing documents for composite and commercial printing. Assignments and class exercises are geared towards the industry demand. Bring textbook from downtown bookstore and USB stick to first class.

(15 hours)

Prerequisite: Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent.

 

This course has been approved for non-Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC)Recognized Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10888 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
02-Mar-2020
to 30-Mar-2020
Erkau, Dirk
Register


Adobe Illustrator for Interior Design Level 1 (INTD 1140)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
AutoCAD Level 1 (CMPT 1951)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $467.44
AutoCAD Level 2 (CMPT 1952)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $411.19
Illustrator Level 1 (MACD 1127)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Illustrator Level 2 (MACD 1136)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $405.02
InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
InDesign Level 2 (CMPT 1408)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Photoshop Level 1 (CMPT 1403)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $405.02
Publication Layout and Design (CMPT 1441)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Revit Level 1 (CMPT 1255)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $467.44
Revit Level 2 (CMPT 1256)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $458.05
SketchUp Advanced (CMPT 1707)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $349.41
SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $243.61
SketchUp Level 2 (CMPT 1704)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $243.61


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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