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Manufacturing CAD

Limited seats for Fall 2024

Plan and draw parts to create mechanical solutions across industries.

Learn to design industrial machines, machinery parts and other mechanical equipment using computer-aided design software.

Through RRC Polytech’s Manufacturing CAD program, you will hone your problem-solving, design development and drafting skills in preparation for a successful career.

You’ll focus on exploring design principles, planning practical projects and producing drawings using state-of-the-art computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs, including AutoCAD, Solid Edge and Inventor. You’ll also build the versatile technical experience and communication skills you need to collaborate with your professional peers, pursue exciting new career opportunities and enhance your employment potential through lifelong learning.

  • Program Type
    Full-time
  • Credential
    Certificate
  • Program Delivery
    In-person
  • In-person Location
    Notre Dame Campus
  • Intake
    Fall
  • Program Length
    1 year
  • Total Tuition / Fees for Courses
    $6,000 – $6,700
  • How to Enrol
    Application required
  • Application Type
    Direct entry
  • Work-Integrated Learning
    Gain hands-on experience with real work opportunities
  • International Program
    Open to students from around the globe

Experience a Polytechnic Education

Full-time Delivery: Something New Every Term

In this program, you will develop the skills to create computer-aided drawings of machines, assemblies and components. As you advance your expertise, you’ll use your planning, research and analytical skills to plan, design and produce practical projects.

TERM 1

Build a fundamental understanding of engineering drawings, mathematics and material science while exploring CAD software.

TERM 2

Expand your CAD skills with new software and create practical projects using advanced CAD principles and 3D printing techniques.

TERM 3

Focus on your passion and explore various employment opportunities through a series of elective courses.

Employment Potential

Prepare yourself for career success

Potential Grad CAREERS

  • CAD technician
  • CAD designer
  • Junior CAD technician
  • AutoCAD technician
  • AutoCAD drafter
  • CAD drafting technologist
  • Designer
  • Shop inspector

What to Expect in This Program

Get Prepared for the Future of Work

Excel with practical learning and experienced instructors, all focused on your success. With an employer-driven education, you won’t just be ready for a career – you’ll be prepared to stay in front of what’s ahead.

Learn like you’re working. Use the same cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art equipment and advanced techniques as industry experts.
Take advantage of small class sizes to develop in-depth knowledge, incorporate feedback and build practical experience with 2D and 3D drafting.
Collaborate with instructors and peers and use industry-standard software to solve real-world problems in our state-of-the-art CAD lab.
Carve out your path with elective courses and discover diverse career paths, specialized complementary skills and advanced manufacturing equipment.
Turn proposals into prototypes and learn to use additive manufacturing processes like 3D printing to bring your ideas and designs to life.

Graduate Success

Graduates of the Manufacturing CAD program find employment with engineering and consulting firms and manufacturing and utility companies. You can also use your versatile skills and technical knowledge to work in the aerospace industry or another organization which requires strong CAD skills.

The statistics below represent the opinions and employment statuses of this program’s recent grads. They were retrieved from the 2019-2020 RRC Polytech Graduate Satisfaction and Employment Report.

100% – CONSIDER PROGRAM UP TO DATE

Expert instructors, employers and industry leaders review our programs annually to ensure you learn the latest techniques and best practices using industry-standard software. With this career-focused training, you’ll graduate ready to apply your skills, build on your knowledge and expand your career goals.

$38K – AVERAGE NEW GRAD SALARY

As an RRC Polytech grad, you’ll enhance your career potential and complement your technical expertise by building critical learning, communication and teamwork skills. Once you graduate, you’ll confidently combine your creative, technical and collaboration skills to make an impact from day one.

100% – CONSIDER INSTRUCTORS KNOWLEDGEABLE

Our passionate, industry-experienced instructors are focused on making sure you succeed. Using their years of work experience and expertise, they’ll equip you with the insight, practical knowledge and professional connections you need to excel, from your first class to your day one on the job.

“I was a student in Manufacturing CAD in the 2018-2019 academic year. The program as a whole got me ready for the industry, teaching me drafting and programming in the manufacturing field.”

Jessica Burzminski – Instructor
Red River College Polytechnic

Who Should Enrol?

Turn your talents into academic success

As a Manufacturing CAD student, you are interested in engineering, mechanical design and manufacturing technology. You enjoy working with computers, solving practical problems and improving machinery. Your close attention to detail, strong math skills and ability to communicate detailed technical information are crucial.

Students that excel in this program often share these interests, skills and personality traits.

PERSONALITY TRAITS

  • Creative
  • Critical thinker
  • Detail-oriented
  • Logical thinker
  • Technical thinker

SKILLS

  • Collaboration
  • Communication
  • Dependability
  • Instruction following
  • Problem solving

INTERESTS

  • Gaming
  • Coding
  • Drawing
  • Computers
  • Design
  • Machining
  • 3D printing
  • DIY

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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SCHOLARSHIPS

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OTHER INFORMATION

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LIST OF COURSES

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Your future is within reach, and we’re here to help you achieve it. Experience industry-focused opportunities available at RRC Polytech and develop the knowledge and skills to grow, lead and excel in your future career.

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RRC Polytech campuses are located on the lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininew, Dakota, and Dené, and the National Homeland of the Red River Métis.

We recognize and honour Treaty 3 Territory Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, the source of Winnipeg’s clean drinking water. In addition, we acknowledge Treaty Territories which provide us with access to electricity we use in both our personal and professional lives.

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