Discover the world of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD). This course is designed to help prepare you with the drafting and design skills needed to compete in the rapidly changing 21st century global workplace, and to qualify for entry-level AutoCAD drafting positions.
In this class, learn the skills to become comfortable with the software used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. AutoCAD will allow you to draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.
If you're already working in the industry, this course can also help experienced drafting personnel assume more senior positions and gain confidence in your software skills. Enjoy significant hands-on experience sequenced to build upon previous classroom, lab, and work experiences. Explore the following topics:
• Getting started with AutoCAD • Basic drawing and editing • Drawing with precision • Organizing with layers • Object types • Inserting blocks
• Establish a basic understanding of the software • Learn introductory techniques • Gain insight into industry best practices
Who Should Take This Class?
Prerequisites: Basic computer skills (able to use the keyboard and mouse) and the ability to comprehend English. • Individuals interested in competing for entry-level drafting positions • Architects, engineers, and construction professionals • Seasoned professionals that would like to improve their confidence and skills with this software
This class is held online by videoconferencing twice weekley on Tuesday and Thursday. It is led by an instructor(s) in real-time as an interactive class experience. To attend and participate fully you will need access to a computer with two monitors or an extra wide with video and a microphone, high-speed internet connection, and please download and install AutoCAD 2021 before class starts at https://www.autodesk.com/education/edu-software/overview?sorting=featured&page=1. The class is in Window 10, the preferred OS. Instructions to access the class will be emailed to you by the instructor or staff member before the class begins. Note: part of this class might be recorded, for the students and instructor to use for review only; recordings will be deleted after the end of the quarter.