Technical Design
Online Programs

Digital School's online programs are designed for students who want a fast-paced, immersive learning experience with 24/7 flexibility, no matter which time-zone you're in.

Tomorrow's challenges will be solved by today's students.

The world of technology and design is no longer a singular entity. It touches nearly every aspect of our daily lives — from the way we define ourselves as individuals to the way we affect widespread social change. You know this; that’s why you want to be among those who shape it.

As a leader in computer-aided design (CAD), and Building Information Modeling (BIM), our programs give you the critical skills you need for the real world, earning industry-recognized credentials.

Financial assistance may be available to those who qualify.

Diploma Program

Architectural Design Technology

Create the cities of tomorrow – the houses we live in, the offices we work in, the theaters we attend, and the bridges we cross. Architectural Design Technology graduates work with architects and engineers to design and model the built environment. Combine your creativity with technical accuracy in this expanding field as you work to create functional, safe, economical and environmentally sustainable structures.

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Diploma Program

Engineering Design Technology

Design the products, machines, factories, buildings, highways and transit systems that humans rely on. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test machines, structures and systems. Enter a creative career in engineering design and enjoy a future as an innovator, problem solver and visionary.

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Diploma Program

Engineering Design Technology with Process Piping Specialty

Engineering Design Technology Diploma students have the option of adding the Process Piping Certificate to their studies to gain specific preparation for careers in the oil and gas industry. Engineering Design Technology graduates work directly with engineers and technologists on process design teams to produce and analyze digital designs and to simulate and test process plant equipment, pressure vessels and pipelines. Combine your creativity with technical accuracy in this in-demand field as you work to support the petrochemical and/or petroleum engineering disciplines.

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Certificate Program

BIM Technician

Digital School is leading the way in ensuring our graduates are well versed in Building Information Modeling (BIM), which brings disciplines together to communicate needs and changes to each other as seamlessly as possible, making every project run more efficiently and cost-effective. The BIM Technician program is available as a six-month, full-time online program or as a twelve-month, part-time online program.

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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.

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Why Choose Digital School?

Flexible Start Dates

it’s never too late to enroll at Digital School, which means you can start your journey to a brighter future, right away

Comprehensive Diploma Programs

As you saw, all of our programs can be completed in one year, which means that you can begin building your career faster

Expert Student Support

You’re not left to learn on your own. As already mentioned, you have access to industry experts who will coach and support you through your journey at Digital School.

Job Placement Assistance

This also has already been mentioned, and it deserves repeating. Unlike other institutions, Digital School’s success is measured by the success of our graduates to find employment in their field of study. Your success is our success, so we have built networks with reputable employers in the AEC and manufacturing industries to help you find a job when you graduate.

Industry Certification

Digital School is an Autodesk Training and Certification Centre, which means that by studying with Digital School, you’ll be eligible for Autodesk Certification as you complete your coursework. Additionally, all graduates of Digital School are eligible for Level 1 Certification with the Canadian BIM Council (CanBIM). These industry recognized certifications arm you with the qualifications employers are looking for within the BIM Community

Free Autodesk Software

As a Digital School student, you can get free Autodesk software that professionals use for your personal devices. It's not some watered-down version, but the exact same software that professional designers, engineers, machinists, architects, builders, and construction managers use every day.

Microsoft Office 365

In addition to free Autodesk Software, you are also eligible to get Office 365 Education for free, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and now Microsoft Teams. It’s not a trial – but the full version for your personal devices.

Autodesk Certified Instructors

You can learn with confidence, knowing that all Digital School instructors are certified and recognized professionals by Autodesk, the developer of the core software they teach.

Global eTraining Subscription

Also mentioned earlier, as a Digital School student, you get a free subscription to Global eTraining’s entire course library. This means that in addition to the required courses as part of your program, you can access training for any other Autodesk or AEC software you like. The Global eTraining ‘GeT Everything’ library also includes courses for leadership development, MS Office 365, Adobe products, and more!

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