Autodesk’s AutoCAD software remains one of the most widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software tools in the engineering, architecture, interior design, and construction industries. Whether for the purposes of design, construction, operations, or maintenance, clients in the real estate industry continue to request AutoCAD drawings for their projects. Because of this, the demand for skilled AutoCAD draftspeople remains strong. The Professional Diploma in AutoCAD provides the specialized skills for effectively and efficiently generating professional drawings needed to work in this field.
As a student enrolled in this diploma program, you will learn the AutoCAD interface, menu options, toolbars, and operational commands. Basic skills covered include drawing, editing, layering, and plotting. You will observe the execution of professional drafting projects and will learn to create your own 2D designs. You also will be introduced to 3D designs and related drafting skills in preparation for advanced AutoCAD training. The third course in the curriculum focuses on 3D designs and the required navigation and modeling tools used to create 3D drawings. You will learn to use concepts such as lighting, mapping, and solid-model creation.
The Professional Diploma in AutoCAD, which can be completed in-person in one semester, provides skills required for computer-aided design jobs in architecture, engineering, and construction. The Diploma delivers a practical, hands-on learning experience.
You will create, manage, and complete a work set of 2D architectural drawings based upon standard architectural practices, followed by creating three-dimensional renderings of the project depicted in the work set. In addition, you will learn how to develop and manage workflow efficiently and in a professional manner. This will be a process that is learned throughout the courses, with the same 2D project developing and eventually culminating in a rendered 3D model. This provides a solid comprehension of what is entailed in a complete project.
- AutoCAD two-dimensional (2D) modeling
- AutoCAD three-dimensional (3D) modeling
- AutoCAD modeling workflow
- Construction drawing production
- AutoCAD presentation and rendering
- AutoCAD Draftsperson
- AutoCAD Operator
- Design Associate
- CAD Drawings Manager
You'll Walk Away With
- Knowledge of how to navigate the user interface and how to create drawings
- The skills to create, alter, and hatch objects
- An understanding of how to work with reusable content and with blocks and attributes
- The ability to create and edit 3D models and to render realistic views