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Dive into AutoCAD software and 2D drawing techniques. First, you'll explore the AutoCAD interface and drawing commands. Then, you'll create a simple drawing of your own and make edits. Finally, you'll work on printing and annotating your drawing. In this course, you'll learn by doing. Each student will have a computer and create 2D drawings along with the instructor.
AutoCAD is a drawing program used to generate vector graphics. The program uses arcs, circles, lines, and text to create representations of more complex objects. Engineers, construction professionals, and designers use AutoCAD to develop blueprints, plans for heavy metal tools, and other technical drawings. Unlike other graphic design programs like Photoshop and Sketch, AutoCAD is a technical program. When drawing representations in AutoCAD, the focus is on technical accuracy, rather than creativity.
Note: this is a PC-only course (not suitable for Mac users).
At Career Centers, we have Beginner AutoCAD classes, Intermediate AutoCAD classes, and Advanced AutoCAD classes. We also offer AutoCAD 3D Modeling training. If you're interested in AutoCAD, but not sure if it's right for you, take AutoCAD in a Day to learn more about the software.
Highly recommended! They provide all of the fundamental concepts for AutoCAD that make the program seem less scary. I am definitely taking another course here if I ever have the need in my profession. If they offer packages for training on a program, take them! This company gives you a sweet deal for the price, on top of a guarantee policy that allows you to take a course again within the span of a year in case you missed something or did not fully understand a concept.
Really loved this intro to design with AutoCAD. Going to be able to help out with my dad's business even more now!
Learned SO much in such a short time. The instructor was very knowledgeable and explained it so that any level can understand.
Dan is phenomenal instructor and their AutoCAD book is definitely the best.
Overall, a great introduction to AutoCAD! Extremely knowledgeable instructor who encourages questions and is happy to spend time to ensure students are understanding the content. Be ready for a robust 3 days!
Jennifer J Interiors, LLC
Good review of skills for the experienced and good overview for the beginner.
I really enjoyed the class (Beginner AutoCAD) and the teacher was amazing and very helpful.
For the money, you can't come close to getting a better experience for your first time trying to learn this program. A true no-pressure and learn-at-your-own-pace experience.
This class was a great investment. I would absolutely recommend this course to anyone looking to beef up their AutoCAD skills. The instructor was incredibly knowledgeable and gave 1-on-1 attention for any problems that came up.
Extremely satisfied with the class and instructor. I recommend this to anyone wanting to learn AutoCAD.
Katarzyna Palys Stapor
Take this class if you want to learn AutoCAD seriously and if you would like hands-on experience with experts. The step-by-step instructions in conjunction with the one-on-one help in this small class allowed me to create a unique understanding of AutoCAD and how to draw all different types of drawings. It also allowed me to interpret and edit templates, and create and insert blocks. This course really helped explain the nuance of AutoCAD and why it is important for the industries that use it to do it right, and it shows how to streamline the productivity of the industry by avoiding the pitfalls of many self-taught and non-specialists who use AutoCAD to communicate designs.
As one of our smaller courses, tuition for this course is due in full before the start date. The best way to save on this course is to take it as part of a certificate program.
There are no extra fees or taxes for our courses. The price you see on this page is the maximum you’ll pay us.
However, if you plan to take the course live online, you may need to obtain required software. We’ll help you get set up with a free trial of paid software prior to the class. Most of our coding classes utilize freely-available open-source software. For most of our design and motion graphics courses, we will help you get set up with a free trial of Adobe Creative Cloud. If you attend the course in-person, we will have a computer already set up for you with all of the required software for no additional cost.
We don’t currently offer discounts as we do our best to affordably prices our courses.
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The Career Centers instructors are highly skilled communicators who really know their craft. They are wonderful about explaining and re-explaining when necessary and I never felt rushed or foolish for asking a question.
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Attend this course in-person in NYC or Live Online via Zoom. Engage with expert instructors, ask questions, and get feedback on your exercises and projects. Switch between live-online and in-person as needed, even after the course has started.
Unlike other providers, these are not mass open-enrollment classes. At NYC Career Centers, you’ll learn in small groups (typically 8-15 students) and receive personalized attention.
Get face-to-face interaction with an instructor and other students when you learn at our NYC campus. Courses are hands-on with a computer and software provided.
Get the same interactivity and access to the instructor as in-person students. There are no extra fees and we’ll work with you to ensure your remote setup is perfect.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll receive an official certificate testifying to your mastery of the curriculum. We’ll send you a link where you can download your certificate, share it online with your friends, post it to your professional network on LinkedIn, and view all your earned certificates. Congratulations on your achievement!
Missed a session or need a refresher? We have you covered!
We offer a free retake of the class within a year. You can also access recordings of each session in your student portal within 1 business day of the session-end (available for one month).
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Students must be comfortable using a computer. No other prior knowledge is required.
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You may attend this training virtually (online) at the scheduled time the course is offered (New York, Eastern Time).
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