How to Apply
Applications for the Co-op program are accepted all year around. Full details can be found on the Apply to Co-op page.
The Computer Aided Design and Drafting diploma is offered with a Co-operative Education option. Co-operative Education gives a student the opportunity to apply the skills gained during academic study in paid, practical work experience semesters. Students can complete a work semester while completing their diploma. Work semesters alternate with academic study.
Students wishing to enter and participate in the Co-op Option must meet the following requirements:
- Currently admitted to the Diploma in Computer Aided Design and Drafting program
- Good Academic Standing
- Currently in first-year courses of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting program
- Maximum of 32 credits completed in the Computer Aided Design and Drafting program (Note: The Co-op office will accept applications from students who have a maximum of 64 credits from level 1000 CADD courses)
Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements:
Continuation in the Co-op program requires:
- Successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to completion of second-year courses of the Computer Aided Design and Drafting program
- Minimum GPA of 2.5
- Instructor permission*
* Instructor permission - Upon completion of COOP 1101, students must meet and maintain ALL Program Continuance and Work Term Requirements of his/her program in order to remain in the Co-op program. For most programs this includes a minimum cumulative GPA (including all transfer credits and undergraduate courses that may apply to their program), successful completion of COOP 1101 prior to 75 completed credits (prior to 30 completed credits for diplomas) and instructor permission.
Instructor permission can take into feedback from the COOP 1101 instructor and assignments, feedback from other KPU instructors (including attendance, behaviour, and participation) and suitability as an ambassador of the Co-op program. Students may meet the GPA and credit requirement but access to Co-op may be withheld or removed if instructor permission is not granted.
In addition to the requirements states above, all Co-op students must satisfy the General Co-operative Education Requirements.
General Program Information
Please click here for a detailed description of what you can expect from the Computer Aided Design and Drafting diploma program.
CADD Diploma Co-op Employment
Computer Aided Design and Drafting Co-op students have held such roles as:
- Drafting Technician and Estimator
- Junior Draftsperson
- AutoCAD Draftsperson
To learn more about the Computer Aided Design and Drafting Co-op Program, please contact: