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 $56,830 in 2019.² 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.
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 (visited June 22, 2020). Statements found in the United States Department of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook are not a guarantee of any post-graduation salary, in part because the data used to create the Occupational Outlook Handbook includes workers from differing educational backgrounds, levels of experience, and geographic areas of the country.