CAD-BIM : Emily Griffith Technical College


CAD-BIM stands for Computer Aided Drafting and Building Information Modeling. CAD-BIM is a part of the architecture, engineering, and construction industries.  

Our two nights a week evening hybrid program will give you hands-on experience using industry software for computer drafting, blueprinting, and 3D modeling. You will learn building project principles and the basics of construction drawing. 

What Can I Do with an Emily Griffith CAD-BIM Certificate?

Graduates use their certificate to work in jobs such as the following:

  • Drafter
  • CAD Operator
  • Construction Analyst
  • Design Technician
  • CAD Specialist

Other potential career paths include jobs in architecture, civil or mechanical engineering, interior design, landscape design, construction, electrical contracting and fire system design. 

Thinking about applying? Get the program checklist or flyer.

Information Technology & Computer Science
Approximate cost. Additional material and book fees may apply
Part Time Program
11 Months
Program length
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Course Information

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
AEC 2300 Sustainable Building Systems 3
BUS 2017 Business Communication &Report Writing 3
CAD 1101 Computer Aided Drafting/2D I 3
CAD 1110 Sketchup 3
CAD 2540 3DS Max 3
MGD 1011 Adobe Photoshop I 3
AEC 2300 Sustainable Building Systems

Investigates the technologies and strategies related to sustainable (green) materials and systems for buildings. Topics include: energy and environmental consciousness/regulations; the high performance building envelope; alternative construction techniques (adobe, cob, rammed earth, straw bale); microclimate/site factors; sustainable/green materials; and passive solar; active thermal solar, photovoltaic energy, wind energy conversion; on site water use/reuse and waste disposal systems.

Start Date: 04/04/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius
BUS 2017 Business Communication &Report Writing

Emphasizes effective business writing and cover letters, memoranda, reports, application letters, and resumes. This course includes the fundamentals of business communication and an introduction to international communication.

Start Date: 03/08/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius
CAD 1101 Computer Aided Drafting/2D I

Focuses on basic computer aided drafting skills using the AutoCAD software. Includes file management, Cartesian coordinate system & dynamic input, drawing templates, drawing aids, linetype and lineweights, layer usage, drawing & editing geometric objects, polylines & splines, array, text applications, creating tables, basic dimensioning and Help access.

Start Date: 06/15/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius
CAD 1110 Sketchup

Introduces techniques and common practices of 3D modeling using Sketchup software. Focuses on the creation and editing of virtual three-dimensional forms and volumes and the organization of their elements through the various features of the software. Includes applying material and textures, changing the appearance of models with styles and shadows and introduces the basic techniques of presenting and sharing the 3D model.

Start Date: 05/17/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius
CAD 2540 3DS Max

Introduces 3D model creation and editing, rendering and animation using the Autodesk 3DS Max software. Focuses on 3D geometry, texture mapping, lighting, camera placement, shading, photo-realistic rendering, animation techniques, and walk through animations.

Start Date: 02/08/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius
MGD 1011 Adobe Photoshop I

Concentrates on the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop as an illustration, design and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics and videos. Course competencies and outline follow those set out by the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop.

Start Date: 04/27/2023
Instructor: Eric Remelius

“I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community.”

Katie Pham says she has the best job ever. She’s an English teacher for Emily Griffith teaching at Project Worthmore. “I don’t know where else I could sit in a room with 30 languages, all religions represented, and build a community,” she says. 

Before she started teaching English, she constantly bounced around with different jobs. She started working at Project Worthmore in communications, but when they needed help teaching, she started helping out. First she was just teaching one literacy class a week, but she really enjoyed it. So she took TOESL classes and got certified so that she could start teaching full time. 

She’s been teaching English now for 4 years. “And I haven’t gotten sick of it yet!” she says. 

“A lot of people see the immigrant community and think they need to help–need to be the hero,” says Katie. “But the community here [at Project Worthmore] is helping me as much as I am helping them. I’m learning new things from them all the time. They teach me about their food, their community and they make me laugh!” 

She doesn’t have plans to stop teaching any time soon. “I’ve seen this community flourish in so many ways,” says Katie. And she loves being a part of it. “We need to break down these walls and build these up these communities; we are all just people at the end of the day.” 

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