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Sharpen Your Skillset with Our Civil Draughting Course

Our Civil Draughting Course can be taken full time or part time. It has been developed with industry professionals and adheres to industry standards to ensure that qualified learners are highly employable. On completion of this course, learners will receive an N2-N3 certificate, opening the door of opportunity to the exciting field of building and civil engineering.

The Building & Civil Engineering N2-N3 Certificate programme covers all trades in the construction industry – an industry of continuous innovation and new technology, and is extremely rewarding in that it allows you to contribute to improving the living standards of many individuals. There’s nothing more fulfilling than seeing your drawings transform into brick-and-mortar buildings!

Purpose:
The purpose of this module is to equip students to become civil draughtsmen, who will assist civil engineers, architects, or designers with creating technical drawings for large-scale projects such as roads, bridges, railways and all kinds of heavy construction, involved in planning, design, construction and operation.

A qualified learner will be able to:
• Follow specifications and calculations to create various technical drawings
• Use computer-aided design and drafting (CADD)

“The road to success is always under construction.”

– Lily Tomlin

Civil Draughting Course Structure: Building & Civil Engineering N2 Certificate

Admission Requirements:

N2: N1 or equivalent

N2 Knowledge Modules:

Duration:

The duration of each level is THREE months; therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed.

Registration takes place in January, April, and August, enabling the successful student to accumulate THREE national certificates during the course of one year

Civil Draughting Course Fees:

Course only – R 10 000.00 per 4 subjects or R 3 000.00 per subject

Civil Draughting Course Structure: Building & Civil Engineering N3 Certificate

Admission Requirements:

N3: N2 or equivalent

N2 Knowledge Modules:

Duration:

The duration of each level is THREE months, therefore a TRIMESTER timetable is followed. Registration takes place in January, April, and August, enabling the successful student to accumulate THREE national certificates during the course of one year

Civil Draughting Course Fees:

Course only – R 10 000.00 per 4 subjects or R 3 000.00 per subject

Registration Information

Distance Learning components are designed in Piping Draughting and Structural Steelwork Detailing for the student who is currently in the field but would like to up skill their qualifications to a higher level. The student would fill in an application form from the website and e-mail or fax this to the African Academy for registration purposes. After the registration fees are paid, the student will receive  a password for the Distance Learning site and gain access to learning material.

 

course material

All material will be available in a PDF format and is downloadable. Assignment dates with tutorial letters will be mailed to the student and all assignments will either be posted or mailed for the purpose of building up a year mark. Support to the student will be in the form of an e-mail to the relevant lecturer or at planned workshops. All examinations and summative assessments will have to be done at the African Academy premises till further venues are registered. For Structural Steel Detailing, this will take place twice a year and for Piping Draughting, once a year.

Our Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice Course

The Multi-disciplinary Drawing Office Practice will be offered to students not yet in the workplace or exiting from school. This qualification is aimed at the junior level of draughting and will only be on offer to students who have Grade 11 Mathematics, Physical Science and Engineering and Graphic Design at 50% from a Technical High School or a student with a Matric Certificate at the same pass rate of 50% in the mentioned subjects. Due to the difficult factor around Engineering Draughting it is recommended that the student have a sound knowledge of the basics in draughting.

aplications and exams

The application requirements are the same as in the other courses and can be found on the website. The procedures around the Distance Learning are the same as in the above qualification with the Examination Centre for the National Examinations at the African Academy unless other arrangements can be made with other FET Colleges in other provinces, if they have the right equipment available.

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