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 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, 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 Diploma in AutoCAD, which can be completed in-person in one semester or in up to two years, provides skills required for computer-aided design jobs in architecture, engineering, and construction. The Diploma delivers a practical, hands-on learning experience.
The Diploma is awarded to students who successfully complete the three required courses within two years.
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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