Residential and Commercial Drafting

The Residential and Commercial Drafting program teaches you to prepare technical drawings in readiness for a career in the architectural and building engineer industries.

You will learn a range of skills using the latest cutting-edge software. Our facilities are state of the art and our teaching staff are seasoned experts with real word industry experience. The program is built around easy to follow modules and students are encouraged to work independently and in teams as they learn through practical, hands-on workshops. Students will prepare drafting projects, which they can use to enhance their professional portfolio; an added value for employers as you transition into a career. We complement our in class learning with a student placement program. The placement program gives you the opportunity to apply your newly learned skills in a real world setting and to network with industry experts.


Skills you will learn:

  • Preparation of drawings using cutting edge software
  • How all building systems work including electrical, plumbing, heating and ventilation, and how to integrate them into drafting of blueprints
  • Teamwork and leadership skills essential for success


Total Duration: 17 months 

Total hours: 1800 hours

Total Tuition fee: C$ 23,175

Application Fee: C$ 150


Admission Requirements: 

  • Eighteen (18) years of age or older

  • High School Diploma (Equivalent to Grade 11) 

  • The English languages proficiency 

The language test is NOT required. However, your level of English must be equal to IELTS 5.5 to be admitted in the program.


Required Documents:

  • Copy of your high school diploma and transcripts; 

  • Copy of any post-secondary diploma/degree and transcripts; 

  • Copy of your birth certificate; 

  • ID page of your passport, 


Visa Process:

This important stage can be done either by yourself or by an Immigration Lawyer (or an ICCRC Member). In both ways, STAR can help you out! 


Certificate of Acceptance of Quebec (CAQ): Required

Study Permit: Required 


* Note: All documents must be translated in English or French


Career Prospects


A career in drafting
Our past graduates work in a range of design, architecture, and engineering related jobs. Drafting professionals are in high demand and salaries can exceed $70,000 per year.

Residential and Commercial Drafting

  • LBP-5750

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