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What will I learn?

Industrial Drafting is used in all sectors consisting of both technical and practical concepts. In choosing this type of trade, it is advantageous to be informed on the manufacturing sector. The trade operates in three types of business categories: the manufacturing of mechanical objects in industrial sectors, consulting firms such as engineering, and companies’ where manufacturing is a fundamental activity to their production.

The Industrial Drafting SSVD program consists of 25 competencies, with a total of 1800 hours. Throughout the program, you will develop the skills to: solve problems related to industrial drafting, taking and interpreting measurements and develop the skills necessary to understand the manufacturing.

It is important to distinguish the difference between a designer and a drafter. The designer is the one who schematizes the mechanical parts by creating the overall drawings for assembly and detail. The drafter, also known as draftsperson, drafting technologist, drafting technician, computer-assisted drafting (CAD) technician, is the one who is called to improve or adapt existing products, in addition to designing new ones, or may be put in charge of projects. A designer can move up and work a few years in their field before entering the drafting profession.

Choosing a career in drafting, is deciding to work with leading edge technology. It means acquiring detailed knowledge in a multitude of specialties across varying sectors, as well as the skill use of numerous state of the art computer software programs, such as AutoCAD.

Students develop the skills to:

• Interpret, execute, correct drawings and produce sketches

• Interpreting technical information related to the materials and manufacturing processes

• Illustrating the arrangement of components and power training systems

• Use specialized functions of a computer-aided drafting program to produce detail drawings

• Develop the skills to collaborate in teams

A graduate from our Industrial Drafting program will be qualified to prepare engineering designs, drawings and related technical information, in multidisciplinary engineering teams or in support of engineers, architects or industrial designers, or they may work independently.

Main Job Operations

Drafting technologists perform some or all of the following duties:

• Develop and prepare engineering designs and drawings from preliminary concepts, sketches, engineering calculations, specification sheets and other data

• Operate computer-assisted design (CAD) and drafting workstations

• Develop and prepare design sketches

• Complete documentation packages and produce drawing sets

• Check and verify design drawings to conform to specifications and design data

• Write technical reports

• Prepare contracts and tender documents

• Prepare construction specifications, costs and material estimates

• Supervise and train other technologists, technicians and drafters.

Which department am I in?

Aviron Technical Institute

Study options

Full Time (1800 hours)

Tuition fees
Tuition fee: CAN $21,950
Start date

Expected September 2021


Aviron Technical Institute

5460 Royalmount, Ville Mont Royal,

Quebec (QC),

H4P 1H7, Canada

Entry requirements

For international students

To be eligible for admission for vocational studies leading to an SSVD in Industrial Drafting, international students must meet one of the following requirements:

• Comparative Evaluation: This is a document issued by Immigration, Diversity and Inclusion Québec. It indicates the level of education equivalent for studies conducted outside of Québec. The minimum required level is a secondary 4. OR

• Diploma and Transcript: Certified copies of your diploma and transcript from the highest level of education are required. The copies must be translated into French or English. The assessment of the level of study will be completed by the school; the minimum level corresponding to the Quebec school system required is secondary 4; OR

• General Development Test (GDT) and specific prerequisites: You must present a document stating that you have successfully completed the TDG and specific prerequisites. OR

• Secondary School Equivalency Test (SSET): This evaluation is composed of seven equivalency exams at the Secondary 5 level. These multiple choice tests assess your general knowledge in English (grammar), English (reading comprehension), mathematics, French (second language), social studies, economics and natural science. Once you’ve passed the evaluation, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary Studies (AESS) at the Secondary 5 level is issued. You must present this certificate to apply for an SSVD.

Language proficiency

All foreign students must demonstrate a good knowledge of the language of instruction by holding a recognized language test. Results must correspond to an intermediate level. The candidates who have studied in the language of instruction will be exempted.