Hands-on AutoCAD Classes in Manhattan, NYC
AutoCAD is the leading commercial software used by architects, engineers, city planners, and construction professionals for design and drafting. AutoCAD is a computer-aided-design (CAD) program that can design 2D and 3D drawings. Unlike most design programs, AutoCAD is not used to make aesthetically pleasing drawings or designs. It's a technical program used for blueprints, prototypes, and other technical drawings.
AutoCAD Classes for All Levels in New York City
Our beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes are scheduled several days and times throughout the year. Take one course to improve your current skills or all three. During each course, you'll develop valuable work samples to include in your portfolio.
AutoCAD in a Day
The AutoCAD in a Day course is the perfect place to start if you're new to AutoCAD or want to explore the program before committing to further training. You'll get an overview of the AutoCAD interface, learn basic shortcut commands to accelerate your workflow, and create and modify a simple drawing. This 8-hour class is day one of our Beginner AutoCAD class.
Beginner AutoCAD Classes in NYC
The Beginner AutoCAD course is a three-day intensive AutoCAD bootcamp that introduces new users to all the basic functionality of AutoCAD. During the course, you'll create a 2D drawing, which you can add to your portfolio. Specific techniques you'll learn in Beginner AutoCAD include inserting blocks, plotting, and publishing drawings.
Intermediate AutoCAD Classes in NYC
In the two-day Intermediate AutoCAD intensive, you'll dive into more sophisticated uses of AutoCAD that include customizing the workspace, creating templates, and adding external references. You'll review several drawing projects in this course, including an office tower, drill press base, and warehouse site.
Advanced AutoCAD Classes in NYC
Advanced AutoCAD trains experienced AutoCAD users to work more efficiently within the program. This three-day intensive includes lessons in cloud collaboration, working with tools, and creating macros. By the end of the Advanced AutoCAD class, you'll be prepared to accomplish tasks with increased efficiency.
AutoCAD 3D Modeling
The three-day AutoCAD 3D modeling course introduces experienced AutoCAD users that are comfortable with the application's 2D modeling techniques to 3D modeling. You'll learn 3D viewing techniques, how to convert 3D objects and create 2D drawings from 3D models. With the growing popularity of 3D printing, it's a great time to add 3D modeling to your skillset.
Why Study AutoCAD at Career Centers
Free Computer and Software Access
A subscription to AutoCAD software starts at $210 a month. By enrolling in our courses, you can explore and learn AutoCAD before buying. As a Career Centers student, you will receive free access to our computer lab and the AutoCAD software during your course.
In our small classes, we take a learn by doing approach. Your instructor will explain a concept, show you an example, and give you time to practice the concept on your own to reinforce training. The instructor's computer is connected to a projected screen, so you can easily follow along. There's also time to ask questions and practice your new skills during the course.
It's easy to forget new skills if you don't practice them. Maybe you're planning to get a new job or take on a big project and you need a refresher. At Career Centers, you can retake your course anytime within six months of your first enrollment (so long as there are spots available in the class).