BIM Technician

Full-Time: 6 Months
Part-Time: 12 months

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BIM Technician Certificate

Digital School is leading the way in ensuring our graduates are well versed in Building Information Modeling (BIM), and virtual design, bringing disciplines together to communicate needs and changes as seamlessly as possible, making every project run more efficiently and cost-effective. Globally, public and private organizations are adopting and implementing BIM on projects, and it is rapidly becoming the standard for architecture, engineering, and construction firms.

BIM Technicians work directly with designers, project managers and engineers to translate a concept into technical drawings that construction workers can build into a reality. Your career in design will support the entire building lifecycle including the concept/design, construction and operations/maintenance phases.

The BIM Technician certificate is available in two delivery methods:

  • Full-time online program (6 months)
  • Part-time online program (12 months)
BIM Technician Certificate

In just six to twelve months, Digital School’s comprehensive program equips you with the creative and applied skills you need to transform your career in the Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) industry:

  • Utilize rapidly advancing BIM software such as Revit, AutoCAD, Civil 3D, Navisworks, FormIt, BIM360, and more for multidisciplinary design projects
  • Understand BIM concepts, technologies, processes, and application throughout the building lifecycle
  • Learn and apply 2D and 3D Computer Aided Design (CAD) skills
  • Apply the practices and procedures of surveying, including developing plans, cross-sectional views, and contour maps
  • Produce and modify 3D models from sketches, mark-ups and designs as required by the project team
  • Understand the needs and requirements of various BIM stakeholders including architects, contractors, the owners team, and MEP & structural engineers

Students who earn the BIM Technician certificate can choose from a variety of career paths. Professional architects, engineers, project managers, and technologists rely on skilled technicians to help them produce and communicate design data in a range of work environments, including:

  • Engineering firms
  • Architectural offices
  • BIM and CAD specific workgroups
  • Homebuilders and construction companies
  • Engineering consultants (municipal, provincial and federal)

Course Code

Course Name

DST 100

Computer Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

DST 110

Technical Communications

DST 120

Technical Mathematics

DST 130

AutoCAD 2D Essentials

DST 140

Drawing Techniques and Theory (FormIt)

DST 150

BIM Essentials

DST 160

AutoCAD 3D Essentials

ACT 210

Architectural Drawings and Details

ACT / ECT 220

Technical Specifications and Documents

ACT 450

Revit Architecture Essentials

DST 010

Total Leadership Library

DST 210

AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials

DST 220

Construction Materials and Methods

DST 230

Technical Mathematics 2

DST 240

Inventor Essentials


$57,924 /yr

(From PayScale Canada)


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Your personal student support representative will help you balance your other responsibilities at home or work, stay organized with your coursework, and achieve your goals.

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Our instructors bring knowledge and extensive professional experience to the table. They share a philosophy that teaching is less about lecturing and repetition, and more about coaching and mentorship.

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Each of our programs has a set schedule of courses that each student takes in the same order. First, there are foundational courses, then you refine your skills based on your career goals.

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It’s all about finding a better job that pays more and means more. So we provide resume training, interview coaching, and networking opportunities with local employers, so you can get your foot in the door.

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Industry Certification

All Digital School graduates are eligible to receive their Level 1 certification with Building Transformations (formerly CanBIM), along with Autodesk Training completion certificates for each course completed.

Students also have the option to take the Autodesk Professional Certification Exam after graduating. These industry recognized certifications arm you with the qualifications employers are looking for within the BIM Community.

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Global eTraining Subscription Included

The award-winning Global eTraining is the best online, on-demand option to get up to speed on the latest technical and professional skills, and the best part is, Digital School students get a one-year subscription to the entire ‘GeT Everything’ course library for free.

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, including Solidworks, Revizto, Bluebeam, MS Office 365, Global BIM Standards, and more!

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We'll Bring the Experts to You

You aren’t left on your own to figure everything out. Digital School’s curriculum is created by industry subject matter experts, and supported by our Autodesk certified instructors.

So when you get stuck on a project or have questions about a concept, you have real experts and instructors that you can connect with through virtual one-on-one meetings with screen-share capabilities, live chat, and email. And these experts aren’t just an extra resource, they are your coaches, invested in your success.

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Through the Autodesk Design Academy, Digital School students get a free one-year access to Autodesk design software, creativity apps, and learning resources. It's not some watered-down version. It's the same software use every day by professional designers, engineers, architects, and more. Office 365 software is also available for free to all students to install on their devices, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more. This gives you the flexibility to create anywhere, at any time.

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What our students and graduates are saying

Jennifer HannahArchitectural Design Technology

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.

Emilio A. JovellanosEngineering Design Technology

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.

Rylie MalashewskiArchitectural Design Technology

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.

Jon MaliwatBIM Technician

The teaching methods and the curriculum was a good fit for me and was able to finish a BIM Technician program 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.

Jose BiscochoEngineering Design Technology
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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. I would recommend Digital School for anyone wanting to transition to a new career fast.

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