Vancouver Community College

Drafting Technician - Steel Detailing

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Program Information

School:Vancouver Community College
Field of Study:Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Description:This is one of the three drafting programs available at VCC. The first three months* covers the study of concepts, techniques and accepted practices in the drafting industry. Students learn computer aided drafting, and are introduced to specialty areas of drafting.

The final seven months of the program introduces the unique technical drawing realm of structural steel detailing. Drawings of a variety of steel-framed structures are broken down into components that can be transported from the fabrication plant for assembly at the erection site. During the last four months, structural and geometric calculations are used extensively in problem solving. Projects used simulate "real world" structures. The use of XSTEEL and PRO STEEL 3D software packages will be used in the final three months of the program.
URL:Drafting Technician - Steel Detailing at Vancouver Community College
Length:10 Month(s)

Admission Requirements


These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade11 Mathematics 

As Vancouver Community College is a post-secondary institution committed to educating adult learners, applicants should be 18 years of age or older or a graduate of a secondary school. Grade 12 graduation, GED or equivalent (applicants who have completed Drafting 11 and 12 in high school can apply for direct entry into Term 2 of the program).

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 27, 2015