Meet Digital School

Digital School teaches students to unleash their creativity in the Architecture, Engineering, Construction, and Manufacturing.

Here's how we do it.

Preparing students for a brighter future through online education

Digital School Technical Design College is an innovative private vocational post-secondary college which prepares students for careers and career advancement in the AEC industry by teaching them how to use technology to design cities, buildings, machinery, transit systems, factories, and more!

Formerly the Alberta School of Drafting, Digital School is built upon over 25 years of design training experience and was founded with a goal to provide an educational environment unlike any other; to pioneer a more effective way of learning.

Because of this, we engage in asynchronous strategies to enable effective online education experiences for all of our programs.

And this isn’t new! Digital School has been delivering programs online for over 5 years, leveraging Global eTraining’s award-winning interactive online learning platform. Train for a career you love, from the comfort, safety, and convenience of your own home.


Our Mission:

Strive to provide innovative, state of the art, and industry applicable Computer Design Training with industry and student needs in mind.

Did You Know?

Digital School was Canada's first institution to offer an online CAD (Computer Aided Design) certificate program!

Learn with Confidence

Learn the technologies and processes that are revolutionizing architecture and engineering

Building Information
Modeling (BIM)

Governments around the world are mandating BIM processes for projects, and it is quickly becoming the standard for private architecture, engineering, and construction firms as they reap the benefits of improved communication, coordinate, and collaboration.

What is it?

Building Information Modelling essentially attaches dynamic information and collaboration capabilities to 3D building design. This gives design and construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings. This includes applications within commercial and residential buildings, municipal infrastructure, manufacturing, and industrial process equipment.

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Design Technology

As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center, we providing students with comprehensive training courses to build and increase knowledge and skills within Autodesk software. To prepare students for careers utilizing some of the most powerful design software in the world, all of our Autodesk software courses are taught and supported by Autodesk Certified Professionals.

Autodesk Software Training within Digital School programs:

  • AutoCAD 2D & 3D
  • AutoCAD Civil 3D
  • Autodesk Revit Architecture
  • Autodesk Revit MEP
  • Autodesk Revit Structure
  • Autodesk Inventor
  • And More!

Subject Matter Expert
Instruction and Support

All of the curriculum and student support comes from industry subject matter experts. This includes our online course content developers and our in-house Digital School instructors; Autodesk certified professionals with real AEC industry experience, ready to help you at every step along the way.

Our instructors and course creators know the importance of understanding how the real world operates and they work hard to ensure our curriculum at Digital School is always moving in tandem with the industry – wherever it might be heading.

In partnership with Global eTraining, Digital School also offers access to a robust and ever-expanding library of course content beyond the required syllabus. This means you can earn your diploma from Digital School and continue developing and expanding your skill set in the real world.


What Our Students Say...

At Digital School, I have become exactly the person I want to be.

I choose to learn from the best. The instructors are very qualified, and I know they want us to succeed. They are skillful, humble, passionate, teaching from personal experience, and excited to show you the way. What they will help you improve your knowledge, not just during the course, but beyond.


It really was the flexibility of the program that sold me on it. Because it’s online, I am able to pursue the career that I want without having to pack up and move my family and if one of my kids is home sick from school, I don’t need to forgo my studies for that day. I definitely recommend the Architectural Design Technology program at Digital School because of the quality of education. So many programs and schools have gone online this past year… and Digital School has been offering online programming for years, so they’ve got it figured out.


I would recommend Digital School for many reasons, 1) very knowledgeable and helpful instructors, 2) the fast-paced education (gets you back to work sooner), 3) hands on learning, and 4) they still are here for me now – years later when I have a question or need something!


Since Digital School offers asynchronous for the first semester, it is very convenient for me not having to meet on a regular basis. The use of online courses allows you to cover the material needed in school while maintaining your workload. Since I won’t be physically going to class each week, I can take part in class from the comfort of my own home. Also, one of the main objectives of Digital School is to become a well-rounded individual with the skills needed to successfully manage a busy agenda. Even if it’s online learning, being able to communicate with Digital School instructors has made me be a more active student. If I have questions, they reply to my messages right away and provide clearer instructions - also, there is a time where we have a video meeting for further assistance.


I would recommend Digital School for anyone wanting to transition to a new career fast. The instructors, help desk, and admin staff are readily available to help when needed. Very pleasant to deal with and [they] respond quickly to inquiries and requested help.


I enrolled in the Architectural Design program in order to switch careers. I gained 2D & 3D Computer-Aided Design skills, became familiar with building plans and touched on the Alberta Building Code. With these skills and knowledge I was able to obtain my current position as an Architectural Technologist. Digital School has helped me find a career that I enjoy, today.


We live in the information age, which allows us to harness information like never before, and that is why I chose Digital School for my education. Digital School provided everything I needed to satisfy my love of creativity and design and harness that into a professional career in both Architectural and Engineering. The staff in Digital School are so very professional, caring, and fun people to learn from, they literally put students in the right path to success with real world information.


Digital School expects nothing less than the best from each and every student. Teachers are here to teach but at this school they inspire the students.


The Engineering CAD Technician Program at Digital School allows students to quickly enter the labour force, while also equipping them with the skills necessary to be successful.


Digital School not only taught me the necessary technical skills necessary to start my career as an Engineering CAD Draftsperson/Designer but also I learned the attributes needed on being a good employee-such as working collaboratively, effective communication, being comfortable with computers, not only CAD but MS Office Software as well. Furthermore, the instructors present the topic in an organised and easy to understand method, regardless whether the student has previous engineering background or not.


Their teaching methods and the curriculum was a good fit because I was able to finish a Technician course in one year. I excelled in my studies and finished as an Honours Graduate. After graduation, I immediately got job offers from three different companies. It is truly one of the best decisions I have ever made and I would highly recommend Digital School to my friends.


I would certainly recommend Digital School… they can educate you in the most efficient way possible. I saved a year of studying because I went to Digital School instead of going to other technical schools, which by the way teaches almost the same subjects but only using half the time.


I choose Digital School firstly to improve my knowledge of computer [programs] (AutoCAD, Revit, etc.) and secondly to know more about Architecture in Canada. I improved my knowledge, which helped me to understand what I should do in my career.


Coming from a third world country (I was barely seven months in Canada), I had that feeling of hesitation and anticipation when I enrolled in 2012. It turned out for the best of my chosen field and more. While I was aiming for that academic maturity I also felt growing up as a person, of becoming who I wish to be in my adopted country. My experience of having personal connection with the school community made it unique and all the more worthwhile.


As I went through the whole year of the academics, from the very first hour of my first day and up to my last day, the school's administration and its faculty and staff were always ready to help me with my needs. You can never go wrong with having Professional Instructors around to make your learning fun, exciting and very challenging.


Digital School offered the fastest and most comprehensive program to get me back into the workplace. My diploma was achieved in one year, with hands on experience and real-world knowledge. The instructors cared about my progress and were there every step of the way. I would most definitely repeat the experience!


I would like to thank Digital School for providing the one year Architectural Cad Technician diploma. This program had really equipped me -in a very short time - with the right tools I need to compete in the job market. And I can proudly say that I had invested my time at Digital School. I updated my skills, gained more knowledge and became more confident and as a result I have more open doors in front of me.

Learn more about the Digital School Student Experience

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Build a Career You're Passionate About

Education that takes you to YOUR brighter future

At Digital School, we measure our success on one thing only – the success of our students finding a job in a career they love.

Your student experience doesn’t stop when you graduate. We’ve built and continue to develop relationships with reputable local and national employers in the AEC and manufacturing industries to help connect our graduations with meaningful work after they finish their studies.

In addition to job placement assistance, all Digital School graduates are eligible for both Autodesk Certification and Level 1 Certification with the Canada BIM Council (CanBIM), arming every Digital School student with industry-recognized certifications to meet the qualifications employers are looking for.

Earn between $42,000 and $100,000 with a Digital School Diploma

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