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Drafting and Interior Design Software


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Develop your skills in a variety of drafting and design programs, including SketchUp and AutoCAD. Courses are non-credit, no application required! You may register for a course when you are ready. If required, please purchase books from the Downtown bookstore prior to course start date.




Start Length Credentials Campus Part- or Full-time
September, January, April Varies Statement of Completion Downtown Part-time

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Program Description

Program Description


Some courses in this program require textbooks. Please call or visit the Downtown Bookstore for more information.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

General

VCC welcomes applications from Canadian citizens and permanent residents.


International students

Please note that not all Continuing Studies programs are available to international students. To determine your eligibility, please contact VCC’s International Education Office at: study@vcc.ca or 604.443.8600.



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.


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Missing prerequisites? VCC offers courses in Adult Upgrading and English as an Additional Language to help you meet your goals.

These courses do not have additional admission requirements and are open to individuals who wish to take one or more courses.

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Program Coordinator: Sid Khullar, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8670
Program Assistant: Dorothy Giroux, VCC Technology, 604.871.7000, ext. 8383

Program Highlights

Course Schedule

Courses Schedule

 


Currently Scheduled in Continuing Studies Sep-Dec2018 (201893)

(CMPT 1255) Introduction to Revit 0 credits    $458.27



Revit software is a powerful design and documentation platform with applications in Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems, which includes architecture, construction, and structural engineering. In this training, students will be introduced to the basics of Revit and the process of creating architectural plans. Students will produce a set of drawings for a small commercial or residential project.

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30482 DTN Rm. 714
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Sep-2018
to 30-Oct-2018
Parsakish, Ramin
Register


(CMPT 1403) Photoshop Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Whether you are a designer, photographer, webmaster or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. Learn layer basics, image editing, and typographic design. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows (recommended).

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from DTN Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30159 DTN Rm. 416
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
24-Sep-2018
to 29-Oct-2018
Fok, Tiffany
Register


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page layout program for multi-page print advertisement. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools, panels, and basics. Learn how to set up documents and master pages, import text, advanced graphics and how to use typography and styles. Create professional, simple, multi-page print materials such as flyers, brochures, reports, magazines, and newspapers. Hands-on in-class exercises include industry standard projects.

 

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Bookstore prior to course start date. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught in a Mac lab.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30485 DTN Rm. 914
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
20-Nov-2018
to 18-Dec-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


(CMPT 1703) SketchUp Level 1 0 credits    $236.83



This introduction to SketchUp Make teaches students to integrate 2D and 3D design and explores tools and functions including layers, adding textures and materials, components, and the 3D warehouse. Required supplies: Optional textbook available at DTN bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows. (6 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30163 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
20-Oct-2018
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1704) SketchUp Level 2 0 credits    $236.83



Explores advanced SketchUp Make tools such as creating scene, field of views, shadows, extensions, plug-ins, and more. Required supplies: None. Prerequisite: SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703) or equivalent. (6 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30164 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
27-Oct-2018
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1707) SketchUp Advanced 0 credits    $342.57



Explores SketchUp Pro techniques such as dynamic components, dimensional drawings, presentation tools, and import/export. Geared toward architecture, construction, engineering, commercial interiors, light construction, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, game design, film & stage, woodworking, and plenty of other fields. Required supplies: Optional textbook available at DTN bookstore. Prerequisite: SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703), SketchUp Level 2 (CMPT 1704) or equivalent. (12 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30165 DTN Rm. 718
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
17-Nov-2018
to 24-Nov-2018
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1951) AutoCAD Level 1 0 credits    $458.27



Designed for students pursuing careers in design-related disciplines, this course teaches new users how to create professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. Starting with a thorough overview of AutoCAD’s basic commands and features, this Level 1 hands-on course covers drawing basic objects (ie. lines, circles, arcs, polygons, blocks), modifying and changing properties of objects, working with layers, dimensioning, hatching, text, proper scaling and page setup for plotting and printing using layouts, and viewports.

(18 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown VCC Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB memory stick to class.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows, drafting fundamentals, and geometry (recommended).

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30150 DTN Rm. 718
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
11-Sep-2018
to 16-Oct-2018
Chan, Melissa
Contact Us
  30488 DTN Rm. 718
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
01-Nov-2018
to 06-Dec-2018
Chan, Melissa
Register


(CMPT 1952) AutoCAD Level 2 0 credits    $403.13



Provides intermediate users with more advanced AutoCAD skills needed to create professional drawings in 2D and 3D. Topics include: working with splines and curved polylines; advanced skills with blocks, attributes, and external referenced drawing files; working with geometric constraints; storing, presenting, and extracting data from blocks; working with tables; navigating and modeling in 3D; and presentation (rendering) and documentation of 3D designs.

(15 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown VCC Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB memory stick to class.

Prerequisites: AutoCAD Level 1 or equivalent

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30151 DTN Rm. 718
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
30-Oct-2018
to 27-Nov-2018
Chan, Melissa
Register


(INTD 1140) Adobe Illustrator for Interior Design Level 1 0.0 credits    $467.89



In this class students will be introduced Adobe Illustrator and learn the basic operating tools of the application as it relates to the field of interior design and decorating. Students will learn how to draw line art to produce interior floor plans to scale/ratio from CAD reference files for the specific purposes of presentation of print materials routinely used for publications and online digital content for interior design. Through lectures, demonstrations and in-class labs, students will be able to operate the program at a basic level to further their learning for more detailed work. This is course is a prerequisite for Adobe Illustrator Level 2. (15 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30396 DTN Rm. 819
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
22-Oct-2018
to 05-Nov-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
  30396 DTN Rm. 819
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1830 - 2130
19-Nov-2018
to 26-Nov-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle


(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Learn the basic interface of Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics and fundamental Illustrator features such as working with vector shapes, text, menus, layers, text, transparency, colour, importing graphics, drawing, and basics of page layout. Students will work on in-class assignments learning the program. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN Bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Mac (recommended). (15 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30489 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
20-Sep-2018
to 18-Oct-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


(MACD 1136) Illustrator Level 2 0.0 credits    $397.09



Learn advanced features of Adobe Illustrator such as creating and enhancing complex illustrations, perspective drawing, designing front-end layouts for websites, drawing maps, creating a vector version of a raster graphic, working with advanced color settings, cre-ating special effects, and preparing documents for composite and commercial printing. Assignments and class exercises are geared towards the industry demand. Bring textbook from downtown bookstore and USB stick to first class. Prerequisite: Illustrator Level 1 or equivalent. (15 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  30490 DTN Rm. 914
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Oct-2018
to 22-Nov-2018
Dumas, Gabrielle
Register


Upcoming Schedules in Continuing Studies Jan-Mar2019 (201991)

(CMPT 1255) Introduction to Revit 0 credits    $458.27



Revit software is a powerful design and documentation platform with applications in Building Information Modeling (BIM) systems, which includes architecture, construction, and structural engineering. In this training, students will be introduced to the basics of Revit and the process of creating architectural plans. Students will produce a set of drawings for a small commercial or residential project.

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10231 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
RM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
21-Feb-2019
to 28-Mar-2019
Parsakish, Ramin


(CMPT 1403) Photoshop Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Whether you are a designer, photographer, webmaster or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. Learn layer basics, image editing, and typographic design. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows (recommended).

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from DTN Campus Bookstore prior to course start date.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10204 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
14-Jan-2019
to 11-Feb-2019
Fok, Tiffany


(CMPT 1406) InDesign Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page layout program for multi-page print advertisement. This course is a comprehensive exploration of InDesign tools, panels, and basics. Learn how to set up documents and master pages, import text, advanced graphics and how to use typography and styles. Create professional, simple, multi-page print materials such as flyers, brochures, reports, magazines, and newspapers. Hands-on in-class exercises include industry standard projects.

 

Students get access to Adobe Creative Cloud for the duration of the course.

Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Bookstore prior to course start date. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

 

Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Please note that this course is taught in a Mac lab.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10205 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
15-Jan-2019
to 12-Feb-2019
Dumas, Gabrielle


(CMPT 1408) InDesign Level 2 0 credits    $397.09



Overview of intermediate to advanced features of Adobe InDesign. Learn to create interactive PDF files and Flash presentations of a design, create and style tables, manage long documents with hundreds of pages and books with multiple chapters, create an automated table of content and index, manage styles, develop complex paths, advanced graphics, import and export data to external files, and create print-ready PDF files.

 

Required: Please purchase textbook from the Downtown Bookstore prior to course start date. Please bring a USB flash drive to class.

Prerequisite:  InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406) or equivalent.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10206 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
19-Feb-2019
to 19-Mar-2019
Dumas, Gabrielle


(CMPT 1703) SketchUp Level 1 0 credits    $236.83



This introduction to SketchUp Make teaches students to integrate 2D and 3D design and explores tools and functions including layers, adding textures and materials, components, and the 3D warehouse. Required supplies: Optional textbook available at DTN bookstore. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Windows. (6 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10223 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
19-Jan-2019
Chan, Melissa
  10224 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
23-Feb-2019
Chan, Melissa


(CMPT 1704) SketchUp Level 2 0 credits    $236.83



Explores advanced SketchUp Make tools such as creating scene, field of views, shadows, extensions, plug-ins, and more. Required supplies: None. Prerequisite: SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703) or equivalent. (6 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10222 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
02-Mar-2019
Chan, Melissa


(CMPT 1707) SketchUp Advanced 0 credits    $342.57



Explores SketchUp Pro techniques such as dynamic components, dimensional drawings, presentation tools, and import/export. Geared toward architecture, construction, engineering, commercial interiors, light construction, landscape architecture, kitchen & bath design, urban planning, game design, film & stage, woodworking, and plenty of other fields. Required supplies: Optional textbook available at DTN bookstore. Prerequisite: SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703), SketchUp Level 2 (CMPT 1704) or equivalent. (12 hours)

 

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10212 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
SM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

0900 - 1600
09-Mar-2019
to 16-Mar-2019
Chan, Melissa


(CMPT 1951) AutoCAD Level 1 0 credits    $458.27



Designed for students pursuing careers in design-related disciplines, this course teaches new users how to create professional 2D drawings using AutoCAD. Starting with a thorough overview of AutoCAD’s basic commands and features, this Level 1 hands-on course covers drawing basic objects (ie. lines, circles, arcs, polygons, blocks), modifying and changing properties of objects, working with layers, dimensioning, hatching, text, proper scaling and page setup for plotting and printing using layouts, and viewports.

(18 hours)

Textbook (optional) can be purchased from the Downtown VCC Bookstore. The textbook serves as an excellent reference and practice material. Please bring a USB memory stick to class.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows, drafting fundamentals, and geometry (recommended).

This course has been approved for Core learning units as part of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Recognizied Educational Provider program.

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10213 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
TM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
08-Jan-2019
to 12-Feb-2019
Chan, Melissa


(MACD 1127) Illustrator Level 1 0 credits    $397.09



Learn the basic interface of Adobe Illustrator. This class covers the basics and fundamental Illustrator features such as working with vector shapes, text, menus, layers, text, transparency, colour, importing graphics, drawing, and basics of page layout. Students will work on in-class assignments learning the program. Required supplies: Please bring a USB stick to class. Please purchase textbook from DTN Bookstore prior to course start date. Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Mac (recommended). (15 hours)

More Information

CRN Campus - Room Day(s) Time Date Instructor Register
  10229 DTN Rm. TBATo Be Assigned
MM-Monday, T-Tuesday,
W-Wednesday, R-Thursday,
F-Friday, S-Saturday,
U-Sunday

1800 - 2100
25-Feb-2019
to 25-Mar-2019
Dumas, Gabrielle


Adobe Illustrator (MACD 1159)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
Adobe Illustrator for Interior Design Level 1 (INTD 1140)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $467.89
AutoCAD Level 1 (CMPT 1951)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $458.27
AutoCAD Level 2 (CMPT 1952)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $403.13
Illustrator Level 1 (MACD 1127)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $397.09
Illustrator Level 2 (MACD 1136)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits $397.09
InDesign Level 1 (CMPT 1406)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $397.09
InDesign Level 2 (CMPT 1408)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $397.09
Introduction to Revit (CMPT 1255)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $458.27
Photoshop Level 1 (CMPT 1403)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $397.09
Publication Layout and Design (CMPT 1441)
course schedule schedule
0.0 credits N/A
SketchUp Advanced (CMPT 1707)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $342.57
SketchUp Level 1 (CMPT 1703)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $236.83
SketchUp Level 2 (CMPT 1704)
course schedule schedule
0 credits $236.83


Fees for Continuing Studies programs and courses are approximate and subject to change without notice. Fees include GST (if applicable) as well as College Initiative and Resource Fees, which vary depending on the individual course. Student Union Fees and UPass Fees will be assessed at time of registration where applicable, and are not included in the fees displayed online. Students are responsible for any increase in fees if advanced payments are made.



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