Program Objectives

To develop in the students the competencies required to integrate harmoniously into the school and work environments, to use computer software and hardware related to computer assisted drafting, to produce sketches and use a drafting table, to produce architectural drawings, to produce structural drawings, to produce mechanical construction drawings and electrical plans, to carry out various tasks on construction sites and to estimate quantities.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
755-002 Apply concepts of health and safety on construction sites 30 2
825-011 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
825-211 Use job search techniques 15 1
825-258 Enter the work force 120 8
825-262 Use a computer 30 2
825-273 Draft architectural components 45 3
825-287 Use the basic functions of drafting software applications 105 7
825-297 Produce drawings of architectural objects 105 7
825-308 Produce architectural plans for a single-family dwelling 120 8
825-315 Use the advanced functions of drafting software applications 75 5
825-324 Produce reinforced concrete drawings 60 4
825-332 Record construction site data 30 2
825-346 Research information related to plumbing 90 6
825-356 Produce plumbing plans 90 6
825-362 Draw wall sections and detail drawings 30 2
825-372 Estimate quantities of materials and equipment 30 2
825-384 Produce steel structure assembly drawings 60 4
825-398 Produce structural steel shop drawings 120 8
825-408 Produce architectural plans for a multi-family dwelling 120 8
825-413 Research information related to electricity 45 3
825-423 Produce electrical plans 45 3
825-437 Produce presentation drawings 105 7
825-446 Research information related to ventilation 90 6
825-457 Produce ventilation plans 105 7
825-468 Produce commercial building plans 120 8
1800 120

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
OR
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
OR
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
OR
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
AdultsYouthAdultsYouthAdultsYouth
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)--MTH-3053-2 ou (MTH-3016-2)563-306 ou (568-314)

Educational Organizations Offering the Program

Schedule:

Montérégie

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Collège Milestone
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège Milestone
New Frontiers SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Nova Career Centre 5750F22D D Aug. 22nd, 2022
5750F23D D Aug. 21st, 2023
RAC-DRAFT D To be determined

Montréal

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Collège Herzing
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Collège Herzing
Lester-B.-Pearson SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Business Solutions Group - Centre d’expertise RAC DRAFT 2021 D/E Continuous entry
Place Cartier Vocational Centre DR220907 D Sept. 7th, 2022
DR220503 D May 3rd, 2022
Sources Adult and Career Centre
Verdun Adult and Career Centre D220908 D Sept. 8th, 2022
D230112 D Jan. 12th, 2023
D230503 D May 3rd, 2023

Outaouais

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Places available
Admission by waiting list
Course full
Western Québec SB
Vocational Training Centre Group Status D/E Start Date
Western Québec Career Centre Fall 2022 D Aug. 29th, 2022

Architectural Draftsperson

A building design draftsperson draws plans for family residences and apartment buildings, plans for steel and concrete structures or plans for building systems (plumbing, ventilation and electricity) using software, according to specifications or sketches drafted by an architect. This is a stimulating job that requires resourcefulness and attention to detail. A job as an architectural draftsperson or technical illustrator is suitable for people with drawing, numeracy and geometry skills.

Related Training(s)

Architectural Technology
Industrial Drafting

Average Salary

Architectural Draftsperson — $24.95

Job Titles

Engineering draftsperson