As a high tech CAD designer and technician you can launch a rewarding career internationally in several industries where job demand is high. This CAD qualification focuses on teaching students how to create and design part geometry in both 2D and 3D.Students will create drawings at an advanced stage from floor plans and concepts to structural plans and automotive designs with the use of specialized CAD and BIM software. The course introduces multi detail systems and advanced dimensioning techniques. The possibilities are endless for this expanding industry.

Subject : National Diploma

  • Project Management Advanced
  • Drawing office practices for structural steel detailing
  • Understanding of advanced theory of structures
  • Produce detail drawings of basic structural steelwork
  • Site procedures for structural steel projects
  • Theory of structures and structural behaviour
  • Strength of materials in relation to steel structures
  • Framing of structural steel buildings
  • Mechanical properties of bolt set screws and welds
  • Load bearing elements for steel structures
  • Design structural steelwork connections
  • Prepare structural steelwork detail drawings of ancillary buildings
  • Detail drawings for the fabrication
  • Steelwork detail for the fabrication of assemblies
  • Light industrial structures low rise commercial buildings
  • Prepare structure steelwork for the heavy industrial buildings
  • Inventor Essentials
  • 3D Printing
  • Introduction to Civil Draughting
  • Entrepreneurship 101
  • Advanced AutoCAD structural steel
  • 2D, 3D Advanced 4M CAD
  • 4M structural Application Suite BIM

Career advancement & Duration

  • Architectural Technology National diploma
  • Construction Technology
  • Project Management

Entrance requirements

  • CAD 1 – CAD4ALL First Year Qualification (Architectural Draughting)

National Certificate

  • Year 1 – CAD 1 & Year 2 – CAD 2
  • SAQA: 66071

International Certifications – Global Certified User

  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2D & 3D
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • 4M CAD Certification
  • Autodesk Revit
  • Microsoft project