In the AutoCAD 3D Civil® - Essentials ROA, students will learn the drafting and design tools available from the AutoCAD Civil 3D® software and gain comprehensive experience with the features and benefits of AutoCAD Civil 3D®. This program is geared towards the expanding demand for technicians and designers with the working knowledge of the AutoCAD Civil 3D® software. This program will assist students in learning the techniques involved in: setting up project styles, templates, and project design data; working with Civil 3D points; creating and analyzing surfaces, model road corridors, and land parcel layouts; performing grading and volume calculation tasks and the layout of pipe networks.

Civil drafters/technicians: These individuals focus on designing civil engineering projects, such as highways, bridges, water and sewage systems, subdivisions, and site-plan projects. AutoCAD Civil 3D® is used to design, analyze, and document these types of projects.

Career Opportunities

Students upon satisfactory completion of this program will be prepared to seek employment as civil design technicians, civil drafters, or any entry-level drafting position using AutoCAD ®. Additionally, they may qualify for positions as:

  • civil designers/technicians
  • road designers
  • grading and earthworks designers
  • municipal designers for sewer and watermains
  • survey drafting technician

For more details on related occupations, job market information, and career opportunities, please visit the Government of Canada website.

National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Government of Canada

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) provides a standardized language for describing the work performed by Canadians in the labor market. It gives statisticians, labor market analysts, career counselors, employers, and individual job seekers a consistent way to collect data as well as describe and understand the nature of work.

Entry Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, OR 19 years of age or older.

Students must have experience with the following:

  • Windows Operating System (Windows Explorer and Windows network folders)
  • Basic Microsoft Office software (Excel and Word)
  • Knowledge of AutoCAD ® (provide proof of completion)

You do not need to apply to begin this program. Start by ensuring you meet the admission requirements listed above and then register for the courses listed on the Curriculum page when they are offered

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AutoCAD 2021 - Fundamentals


Recommended Basic Computer skills/Basic Drafting Fundamentals

This course is an introduction to 2D AutoCAD, in which students learn basic AutoCAD fundamentals, including basic draw and modify commands, drawing setup procedures, layer setup, dimensioning, and plotting. Students gain hands-on experience using AutoCAD's drafting tools.

Please note: A link to download the software required for the course will be provided after registration.

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AutoCAD 2021 - Advanced


ATC111 or an introductory AutoCAD course or industry equivalent experience

This course is the advanced 2D AutoCAD, in which students continue their drafting techniques with such features as annotation scaling, hatching, blocks, attributes, tables and external references. Students draw complex objects and gain hands-on experience using AutoCAD's advanced drafting methods.

Please note: A link to download the software required for the course will be provided after registration.

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AutoCAD 2021 - 3D Civil - Fundamentals


ATC111 or an introductory AutoCad course or equivalent industrial experience

This course is designed for civil engineers/technologists and surveyors who will use Civil 3D to create standardized civil engineering drafting and GIS projects. Participants complete transportation, site, sewer, storm drain and subdivision projects quickly while using the tools to dynamically link and generate updates which reduce costly errors.

Please note: A link to download the software required for the course will be provided after registration.

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Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the student will be able to:

  • Identify basic aspects of road and grading design: slope, drainage, cut, and fill analysis.
  • Identify basic aspects of pipe design: slope, pipe materials, pipe sizes, and structure connections.
  • Identify basic aspects of entering survey data into drawing.
  • Identify basic aspects of existing site information and topographic considerations, including contours.
  • Identify aspects of horizontal plan, profile, and existing contour information.
  • Identify basic aspects of utility planning, such as sanitary, storm, and water.
  • Create design drawings for typical civil projects.
  • Apply AutoCAD ® Civil 3D applications for the purpose of creating a drawing set for a civil project.


Recognition of Achievement

Upon successful completion of the program requirements, please submit a Request for Recognition of Achievement Form to the Faculty of Continuing Education and Training. There is no cost for this and your Recognition of Achievement will be mailed to you.

Program Contacts

Cherry Langlois
Program Assistant
416-491-5050 ext.22523

Ravindran Aruliah
Part-time Program Coordinator
416-491-5050 ext.77088

For more information about this program, fill out the following form.