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AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program

If you’re detail oriented, persistent, and hardworking then develop your skills with Penn Foster Career School's AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program. Our online training can help you prepare for the field at your own pace and is affordable.¹

Why Learn AutoCAD® Essentials?

The average salary for drafters was $54,170 in 2017.² In this AutoCAD® Certificate Program you’ll receive AutoCAD® training with software functions and commands and gain the knowledge and skills that can help you create geometric objects and 3D drawings.
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AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program Course Details
In our AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program, you’ll take AutoCAD® classes that will teach you the basic functions of the software, how to construct geometric objects, and study basic operations of AutoCAD®. With online AutoCAD® courses, you’ll also learn to insert lines and text, study dimensioning, plotting, and printing, and digitize and customize drawings.
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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate online today!
Penn Foster prepared me for my career by refining my experience and I learned new skills and knowledge.
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Drafting with AutoCAD®
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¹ The completion of a certificate-level program does not typically qualify a student for employment. Completion of this program may assist students who have previous academic or work related experience improve their chances for promotion or entry-level employment.

² Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Drafters, on the Internet here.