International Students 2017-11-20T11:30:10+00:00

International Students

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and one that we encourage.  When you choose to study abroad, you’re choosing to take your education to a whole new level.  You’ll gain invaluable life experiences that will benefit you both personally and professionally.  Digital School Technical Design College is an innovative private vocational post-secondary institution nestled in Alberta’s capital city of Edmonton, with the goal of providing an educational environment unlike no other; to pioneer a more effective way of learning and a better way to prepare students for careers in architecture, engineering, construction and manufacturing.

We believe, that while technology offers new tools to create your visions, it is our ultimate goal to allow you to interact transparently with the software. At Digital School, we know that it is not the technology that drives results, but the student’s desire and vision. Digital School’s instructor’s are working professionals who bring their passion and experience to the classroom. They know the importance of understanding how the real world operates, to ensure our curriculum at Digital School is always moving in tandem with the industry – wherever it might be headed.

Digital School knows technical design training. Formerly the Alberta School of Drafting, Digital School is building upon 25 years of design training experience. We’ve provided CAD training to several hundreds of students in full-time diploma programs and part-time industry training.

Computer Aided Design (CAD, has become the standard in the professional field of drafting. Drafters create technical drawings and plans that are used to build a number of things, ranging from toys and household appliances, to skyscrapers, pipelines and much more. Many drafters have an area in which they specialize, which can include electrical, mechanical, civil, and architectural drafting, to name a few.

Next Start Date: January 2, 2018

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Enrollment into a Digital School program requires successful completion of high school. You may be asked to provide a copy of your high school diploma and/or transcript.

If English is not your first language, you may be required to undertake an English language entry examination before entering a diploma program. If a student requires assistance with English before and/or during their studies, Academy of Learning Career College can assist with finding ESL training to meet your needs.

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Confirm Study Arrangements

The following is an outline of the steps you can take during the application process to confirm your study arrangements.

  • Contact Digital School and an admissions representative will guide you through the application process.
  • Discuss requirements for a tuition deposit.
  • Once you have been accepted and your tuition deposit has been received, you will receive a Letter of Acceptance from the Admissions Representative.
  • Take the Letter of Acceptance to Citizenship and Immigration Canada to apply for your Student Visa and Study Permit.
  • Arrange for your accommodation while studying in Canada.
  • Complete the appropriate placement test.
  • Arrange for ESL training, if needed.

For more information, click this link to visit the CIC website, and contact an Admissions Representative at the campus of your choice for more information and assistance with confirming your study arrangements.

International Students Tuition

Program Weeks International Tuition Lab Fees Books Total International Cost
Computer Aided Drafter * 25 $12,360 $550 $200 $13,110
Architectural CAD Technician 51 $22,100 $1,100 $400 $23,600
Engineering CAD Technician 51 $22,100 $1,100 $400 $23,600

NOTE: International tuition are higher than tuition for Canadian residents. All programs are eligible to receive international students on study permit. Those with asterisk (*) are not required.

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