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Digital School Technical Design College

10010-100 Street, Edmonton AB

Possible funding to those who qualify*

  • Alberta Student Aid Program
  • Loans
  • Grants
  • Bursaries
  • Scholarships

Programs

Programs offered at each campus may vary, so be sure to check other campus offerings for the course you are most interested in.

Creative Arts, Interactive, Sound Programs

  • Create the cities of tomorrow

    The architecture industry is constantly evolving as advancing technology and modern developments lead to new and exciting design and construction opportunities. Architectural Design Technology graduates play a vital role in the industry, working alongside architectural professionals to plan and execute sophisticated residential and commercial designs. This program train students to enter this progressive field, with practical skills and advanced training with the latest architectural technology.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for building projects such as Revit software for BIM and Navisworks software for project estimation and clash detection
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Locate, comprehend, and apply information from the Alberta Building Code
    • Interpret building plans and calculate estimates
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Select building materials and methods of assembly
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Architectural Design Technology Career Paths

    Students who earn the Architectural Design Technology diploma can choose from a variety of career paths. Professional architects, engineers, and technologists rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Architectural offices
    • Engineering firms
    • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
    • Homebuilders and construction companies
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.
  • Design the products we use

    Design the products, machines, factories, buildings, highways and transit systems that humans rely on. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test machines, structures, and systems. Enter a creative career in engineering design and enjoy a future as an innovator, problem solver and visionary.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for projects such as Revit software for BIM, Inventor software for mechanical design and Civil 3D for civil design
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Produce, analyze and test designs such as machines, structures or systems
    • Use prescribed methods of design and apply industry standards, codes and regulations
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Engineering Design Technology Career Paths

    Students who earn the Engineering Design Technology diploma can choose from a variety of career paths. Civil engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, and professional architects rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Engineering firms
    • Architectural offices
    • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
    • Homebuilders and construction companies
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.
  • Designing Tomorrow's Process Piping Solutions

    Engineering Design Technology Diploma students have the option of adding the Process Piping Certificate to their studies to gain specific preparation for careers in the oil and gas industry. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists on process design teams to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test process plant equipment, pressure vessels, and pipelines. Combine your creativity with technical accuracy in this in-demand field as you work to support the petrochemical and/or petroleum engineering disciplines.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for projects such as Revit software for BIM and AutoCAD for process piping design
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Produce, analyze and test designs such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, process plant equipment and pipelines
    • Use prescribed methods of design and apply industry standards, codes and regulations
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Engineering Design Technology with Process Piping Career Paths

    Students who earn the Engineering Design Technology diploma with Process Piping can choose from a variety of career paths. Engineers and professional architects rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Engineering firms
    • Process design and manufacturing facilities
    • BIM and CAD-specific workgroups
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.

Engineering Programs

  • Create the cities of tomorrow

    The architecture industry is constantly evolving as advancing technology and modern developments lead to new and exciting design and construction opportunities. Architectural Design Technology graduates play a vital role in the industry, working alongside architectural professionals to plan and execute sophisticated residential and commercial designs. This program train students to enter this progressive field, with practical skills and advanced training with the latest architectural technology.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for building projects such as Revit software for BIM and Navisworks software for project estimation and clash detection
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Locate, comprehend, and apply information from the Alberta Building Code
    • Interpret building plans and calculate estimates
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Select building materials and methods of assembly
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Architectural Design Technology Career Paths

    Students who earn the Architectural Design Technology diploma can choose from a variety of career paths. Professional architects, engineers, and technologists rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Architectural offices
    • Engineering firms
    • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
    • Homebuilders and construction companies
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.
  • Design the products we use

    Design the products, machines, factories, buildings, highways and transit systems that humans rely on. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test machines, structures, and systems. Enter a creative career in engineering design and enjoy a future as an innovator, problem solver and visionary.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for projects such as Revit software for BIM, Inventor software for mechanical design and Civil 3D for civil design
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Produce, analyze and test designs such as machines, structures or systems
    • Use prescribed methods of design and apply industry standards, codes and regulations
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Engineering Design Technology Career Paths

    Students who earn the Engineering Design Technology diploma can choose from a variety of career paths. Civil engineers, mechanical engineers, structural engineers, and professional architects rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Engineering firms
    • Architectural offices
    • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
    • Homebuilders and construction companies
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.
  • Designing Tomorrow's Process Piping Solutions

    Engineering Design Technology Diploma students have the option of adding the Process Piping Certificate to their studies to gain specific preparation for careers in the oil and gas industry. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists on process design teams to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test process plant equipment, pressure vessels, and pipelines. Combine your creativity with technical accuracy in this in-demand field as you work to support the petrochemical and/or petroleum engineering disciplines.

    What will you learn?

    In just one year, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to enter the workforce directly after graduating:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing software for projects such as Revit software for BIM and AutoCAD for process piping design
    • Understand the BIM concept, its technologies and processes, and its application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Produce, analyze and test designs such as pressure vessels, storage tanks, process plant equipment and pipelines
    • Use prescribed methods of design and apply industry standards, codes and regulations
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Understand engineering contracts and the legal system in Alberta

    Engineering Design Technology with Process Piping Career Paths

    Students who earn the Engineering Design Technology diploma with Process Piping can choose from a variety of career paths. Engineers and professional architects rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Engineering firms
    • Process design and manufacturing facilities
    • BIM and CAD-specific workgroups
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.

Technology, Networking Programs

  • Digital School is leading the way in ensuring our graduates are well versed in Building Information Modeling (BIM), which brings disciplines together to communicate needs and changes to each other as seamlessly as possible, making every project run more efficiently and cost-effective. BIM Technicians work directly with designers, project managers and engineers to translate a concept into technical drawings that construction workers can build into a reality. Your career in design will support the entire building lifecycle including the concept/design, construction and operations/maintenance phases. The BIM Technician certificate is available in three delivery methods:
    • Full-time in-class program (6 months)
    • Full-time online program (6 months)
    • Part-time online program (12 months)

    What will you learn?

    In just six to twelve months, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to transform your career in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry:
    • Utilize rapidly advancing BIM software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Navisworks, FormIt, BIM360, and more for multidisciplinary design projects
    • Understand BIM concepts, technologies, processes, and application throughout the building lifecycle
    • Learn and apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
    • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
    • Produce and modify 3D models from sketches, mark-ups and designs as required by the project team
    • Understand the needs and requirements of various BIM stakeholders including architects, contractors, the owners team, and MEP & structural engineers

    BIM Technician Career Paths

    Students who earn the BIM Technician certificate can choose from a variety of career paths. Professional architects, engineers, project managers, and technologists rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:
    • Engineering firms
    • Architectural offices
    • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
    • Homebuilders and construction companies
    • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)
    Digital School’s Admissions Advisors are available to meet with you one-on-one to assist you in planning your journey to a new career. They can provide you with all of the information on admission requirements, tuition fees, start dates, and funding applications, and will provide you with a free Career Consultation to help you select the training path for a career that is right for you.

Edmonton Campus

Digital School Technical Design College is an innovative private vocational post-secondary college created with the goal of providing an educational environment unlike any other; to pioneer a more effective way of learning. At Digital School, we know that it is not the technology that drives results, but the student’s desire and vision. Our instructor’s are working Autodesk certified professionals who bring their passion and experience to the classroom. They know the importance of understanding how the real world operates, to ensure our curriculum at Digital School is always moving in tandem with the industry – wherever it might be headed.

Digital School knows technical design training. Formerly the Alberta School of Drafting, Digital School is building upon 25 years of design training experience. We’ve provided CAD and BIM training to several hundreds of students in full-time diploma programs and part-time industry training.

Building Information Modeling or BIM, has become the standard in the professional field of technical design. Designer creates technical drawings and plans that are used to build a number of things, ranging from toys and household appliances to skyscrapers, pipelines and much more. Many technical designers have an area in which they specialize, which can include electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural drafting, to name a few.


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