Penn Foster’s Online AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program consists of courses that will cover the basic operations of AutoCAD®. Students enrolling in the program should possess a solid background in a Windows®-based PC environment and should also have an educational or work-related background in basic drafting. Students who don’t have the necessary prerequisite skills should consider Penn Foster Career School's Drafting with AutoCAD® Career Diploma Program.
The AutoCAD® Essentials Career Certificate program provides students with a background in using AutoCAD® software functions and commands to create geometric objects and 3D drawings. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to create mechanical and architectural drawings using AutoCAD® software.
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In this course, you'll learn about basic, introductory AutoCAD® software functions. This includes essential tools and how to draw lines and circles. You'll also learn about layers, colors, linetypes, and a variety of other commonly used functions to create AutoCAD® drawings. At the end of this course, you'll practice all of these things and more in a graded project.
Textbook: Automotive Technology: Principles, Diagnosis, and Service
This course continues your learning of AutoCAD® software with more advanced functions. Building off of what you've already learned, you'll now look more at text and dimension functions. You'll also learn about functions for blocks, polylines, and attributes. You'll be instructed how to create isometric drawings, customized panels and macros, and 3D modeling. At the end of this course, you'll get a chance to practice all these new AutoCAD® skills and more with a graded project.