* This program does not require approval under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005
CAD is the primary way in which drafters develop plans, drawings and sketches. Using AutoCAD software, created by Autodesk Inc., drafters prepare a visual depiction of a product to be constructed. Production and construction workers, including engineers, surveyors, architects and scientists, use CAD images to create plans to build and manufacture everything from buildings to toys to spacecraft. CAD drafters also have a working knowledge of traditional drafting methods.
Our AutoCAD training is designed to prepare each participant to confidently learn and improve their knowledge of this leading and universal computer aided design software.
Courses in each level are hands-on and project oriented with a step-by-step approach to learning AutoCAD. Students will practice their AutoCAD skills using exercises that are taken from a variety of industries where AutoCAD is used.
Classes are for the individual learner or custom group classes may be arranged.
AutoCAD Level 1- Essentials
In Level 1 students will learn to incorporate the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing and printing drawings.
AutoCAD Level 2- Intermediate
Requires Completion of AutoCAD Level 1-Essentials course.
In Level 2 students will improve their skills and enhance productivity. Students will review the basics and develop new skills to increase their effectiveness by using more complex commands.
AutoCAD Level 3-Advanced (3-D)
Requires completion of AutoCAD Level 2 –Intermediate course
In Level 3 students will continue to enhance their knowledge and productivity by learning how to create, modify and present conceptual designs and 3D models using AutoCAD software.
Registration is open to anyone 18 years of age or older. This course is recommended for persons with related experience.
Courses are to be completed in sequence. Basic computer skills are required.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that employment for drafters is likely to rise very little, if at all, during the decade between 2012 and 2022. This is slower than the average job growth projection among all occupations, and different drafting specializations are expected to see variance in this figure. In 2014, the website PayScale.com indicated that most AutoCAD drafters earned between $29,430 and $57,474 per year.