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Industrial Drafting Courses


Industrial Drafting Courses in Montreal


  • The Trade and Training Process
  • The aim of this module is to get students to learn about the trade and the training processes, and their professional orientation. They will start with getting acquainted with the different jobs related to manufacturing, and about the nature of the work and the skills required. They will finally, evaluate and confirm their choice of professional orientation.
  • Solving Problems Related to Industrial Drafting
  • In this module, students will learn to solve problems related to industrial drafting. For this, they will learn to calculate linear dimensions, surface areas, and volume of objects. They will learn how to calculate the mass of an object, the dimensions of triangular shape and others and the gear and speed ratios between components of a mechanical system.
  • Interpreting Technical Drawings
  • During this module, students will learn to interpret technical drawings, visualize parts in three-dimensional views, learn about standards for dimensioning and notation, relate dimensions between various views of a part or assembly and determine the functions of assembly components.
  • Producing Sketches
  • The aim of this module is to produce sketches, learn about projections and how to construct them, create sectional auxiliary and partial views of various objects, apply dimensions in accordance with national and international standards.
  • Working at a Computerized Workstation
  • The students will learn how to use a workstation. They will start with using the major features of an operating system, and search for information with the help system. Then, they will create and format documents with a word processing application, and they will also create documents with a spreadsheet application. They will become familiar with the internet, including how to find and retrieve technical information.
  • Detail Drawings of Mechanical Components
  • In this module, students will produce drawings of mechanical components. They will start with organizing their work, drawing exterior views of the object, sectional views, auxiliary views and adding the dimensions and notations. Then, they will verify the drawings, print the layout on the plotter and archive the documents.
  • Illustrating Fasteners
  • In this module, the students identify the fasteners on a drawing or on an existing mechanical parts and research the characteristics of these fasteners in the technical documentation. They will draw fasteners, import fasteners from electronic block libraries and represent the components in the drawings.
  • Illustrating the Arrangement of Components
  • Students will learn to represent the position and orientation of the components and fasteners, identify the various mechanical components in a mechanism, represent component motion on the drafting board and illustrate the relationship between components in a perspective sketch.
  • Materials and Manufacturing Processes
  • In this module, the students will learn about common materials used in manufacturing processes, specify the product’s method of manufacture in drawing details and annotations, use symbols for machining, surface finish and fabrication techniques, learn about the material properties and simple calculations for stress and loads.
  • Assembly Drawings
  • The aim of this module is to produce assembly drawings. Students learn the correct interpretation of part details and drawings features, organize their work, draw components for manufacturing, insert standard parts from electronic part libraries, use dimensions and notes to clarify assembly details and specifications, verify the drawing, print the documents and archive them.
  • Specialized Functions of a Computer Aided Drafting Program
  • The aim of this module is to learn to use the specialized functions of a computer-assisted drawing application, customize the graphic environment of the application, create template drawings with blocks of attributes, create and print scaled views, work in 3D with surface objects, show exploded assembly views, use external reference files in assembly drawings.
  • Taking and Interpreting Measurements
  • In this module, students will take and interpret measurements. They will learn to plan their work, prepare the measuring instruments and the objects to measure. They will measure parts with different shapes, verify the physical characteristics of the parts, sketch the parts and maintain the measuring instruments.
  • Dimensional Tolerances
  • The aim of this module is to determine the required tolerances related to mechanical parts, to analyze the functional conditions of the object, to establish dimension chains and tolerance values, to determine and apply geometrical tolerancing and dimensioning to the drawings.
  • Correcting a Drawing
  • In this module, students will learn methods for checking, analyzing and correcting drawings. They will analyze the drawings and the data related to the project conception. They will gather reference documents related to the project, verify the drawing and the validity of the corrections. They will also add revision annotations and lists for updated designs.
  • Illustrating Power Train Systems
  • The aim of this module is to identify the illustrate power train systems such as gears, cams, chains, belt drives of an existing mechanism. Students will identify power train systems on a drawing, search for power train features in technical documentation, perform calculations and draw correct power train systems. They will also import power train components from electronic libraries.
  • Development Drawings
  • The aim of this module is to produce development drawings of different object shapes. Students will learn to organize their work, draw the intersection of sheet metal parts, compute the required material quantity and sheet layout and determine bend allowance in bent and formed parts. They will also verify the drawing and archive the documents.
  • Three-Dimensional Drawings of an Object
  • The aim of this module is to make 3D models from 2D drawings, to construct the parts in 3D solid models of the object, to assemble the mechanism in a 3D presentation and to display the 3D model in renderings and animate it with a script file.
  • Detail Drawings of a Mechanism
  • The aim of this module is to produce detail drawing of a mechanism comprising parts to be manufactured, interpret design drawings and produce sketches, draw exterior and sectional views of components of mechanisms, and finally enter all the necessary dimensions and information.
  • Piping and Circuit Diagrams
  • The aim of this module is to produce piping and circuit drawings of electric, pneumatic and hydraulic circuits, to interpret initial data and specifications for planning a diagram, to determine circuit and piping components and diagram their function, and finally to enter specifications and notes on diagrams and establish the parts list.
  • Job Search and Entrepreneurial Techniques
  • The aim of this module is to search for a job by applying the right tools. Students will prepare related documents such as curriculum vitae, letter of reference, portfolio. They will practice in conducting an interview. Then, they will explore the opportunity to start a business or a project and evaluate their potential and their interest for entrepreneurship.
  • Producing Drawings for  Mechanical System
  • The aim of this module is to produce drawings for a mechanical system from orthographic projections, to interpret drawings and technical documentation for a design project, to draw parts to be manufactured, and to correctly represent standard parts, fasteners and power train components.
  • Drawing the Housing of a Machine
  • The aim of this module is to draw the housing of a machine. Students will identify the function of a machine frame components, draw the structural elements, represent fasteners, anchor points and welded joints and calculate the weight and the floor area of the housing and other data.
  • Adapting to the New Types of Work Organization
  • The aim of this module is to adapt to working in a multidisciplinary team. Students will learn to recognize and manage the production of the company to improve productivity. They will learn to communicate verbally with colleagues and solve problems related to work organization.
  • Designing a Simple Technical Object
  • The aim of this module is to design a simple technical object. Students will learn to understand and apply design procedures, research and gather the information for certain problems, to implement the design in drawings and to write a technical report explaining various technical details.
  • Entering the Workforce
  • The aim of this module is to enter the work force and apply the knowledge acquired in a productive manner and gain practical experience in an industrial environment. The first step will be to search for a practicum in the industry. The second step will be to observe and carry out professional activities in the work place and communicate with the work team. The final step is to evaluate the training received compared to the reality of the work place.


• Quebec issued high school diploma or equivalent
• Minimum of two consecutive terms
One school year interruption from full-time studies
• Minimum of one year post-secondary education
• Pass a general admissions entrance test
• Meet any additional program specific entrance requirements

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