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Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Access Program for Indigenous Peoples (CAPIP)

Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Access Program for Aboriginal People (CAPAP)

The Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) Access Program for Indigenous Peoples (CAPIP) is a tuition-free program designed to support personalized learning for participants who want to upgrade their math and English, gain essential computer skills, explore design and drafting, and potentially discover a rewarding career in CADD.

CAPIP will be offered over multiple semesters into Spring 2019. The course is being offered at the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) in Surrey. Classes will take place every Monday and Tuesday from 5-9 pm for 10 weeks each semester. The program is self-paced with guidance from a qualified instructor and student assistant.

Who is this program for?

CAPIP is for adult Indigenous learners who are:

  • Leaving secondary school and want to upgrade their Math and English for post-secondary admission requirements; or
  • Seeking to re-enter the educational system at the post-secondary level; or
  • Looking to upgrade their Math and English to meet university entrance requirements and potentially pursue an education in CADD.

Key benefits

  • Upgrade Math and English education to meet post-secondary admission requirements in CADD or other Science, Technology, Engineering, Art or Math (STEAM) post-secondary programs
  • Guaranteed entry into KPU’s CADD program upon successful completion of CAPIP*
  • Acquire new essential skills in computer basics and CADD software
  • Learn about design and the history of drawing to convey ideas
  • Enhance drawing and sketching skills and learn to use CADD tools

No experience necessary

  • All levels of Math and English are acceptable for entry into CAPIP
  • No previous drawing, design or computer skills necessary

Aboriginal Students

Course content and format

Math | Numeracy for Indigenous Learners

Students will follow the methods and lessons provided by the Eagles of Tomorrow Education Society (EOTES) curriculum. The EOTES "Math, Yes We Can" program has yielded many successful graduates in BC and internationally. Students will identify Indigenous games and cultural practices that use numerical systems and learn creative, innovative ways to solve mathematical problems.

Prepares students to meet the outcomes for Foundations of Math 11 with a C+

Curriculum provided by Eagles of Tomorrow Education Society

English | Literacy for Idigenous Learners

Students will read Indigenous works of fiction from authors such as Joseph Bruchac, Ben Mikaelsen and Chief Dan George. Identifying the theme of their chosen story, students will describe the conflict and resolution that the protagonist experiences and the relationships the protagonist has with other characters in the story. The final project will be a report describing the cultural relevance of the story to the student’s own life.

Prepares students to meet the outcomes for English 12 with a C+

Curriculum provided by Eagles of Tomorrow Education Society

CADD | Intro to Computer Aided Design and Drafting

Students will learn design and drawing fundamentals, and get hands-on training in CADD drafting software using Indigenous artifacts as their inspirational starting point. Using story and context to describe their design, students will create detailed drawings, material descriptions and instructions on how to build their artifact. For the final activity, students will get to print a 3D model of their design in the CADD lab.   

Prepares students for first year CADD courses

Credit will be determined by a challenge exam of CADD 1100 at KPU.

Outcomes

Students who successfully complete CAPIP by the end of the Spring semester will meet the entrance requirements for the undergraduate CADD Diploma or CADD certificate at KPU and will be guaranteed entrance into the CADD program in the next available intake.

Although the goal of the CAPIP program is to provide students with the necessary entrance requirements to the KPU undergraduate Computer Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) program, the skill enhancement provided by this preparation program can also lead to other Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) programs at KPU.

*Further education and graduation from the CADD Program with a Certificate or Diploma can lead directly to employment in a variety of fields, including engineering, architecture, interior design, fabrication, construction, and municipal positions.

Details

Tuition: Free for Indigenous learners
Dates: Sept. 10-Nov. 20, 2018 (no classes on Oct. 8 or Nov. 12)
Time: 5:00-9:00 pm | Mondays and Tuesdays every week
Location: Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association (FRAFCA) | Education Centre 
Address: 13639-108 Avenue | Surrey, BC
Room: Education Centre
Instructor: Joanne Massey, CADD Instructor
Course ID: PCAD 9010
CRN: 60212 
Pre-Requisites: Indigenous adults must be 18+ and not currently enrolled in secondary school full time. All levels of Math and English are acceptable.

Register

To register, fill out the online application form at kpu.ca/capip-reg.

Continuous intake. Students can enter as long as seats are available. For more information about KPU’s CADD program, please visit kpu.ca/science/cadd.