Start Preparing for a Career in AutoCAD Drafting

Develop your technical abilities and talent for drafting with Penn Foster Career School’s Drafting with AutoCAD® Program. Take AutoCAD classes at home and at a pace that's right for you. You'll create drawings for structural, civil, electrical, and electronic schematic drafting through our AutoCAD online courses.

Why become an AutoCAD Drafter?

AutoCAD careers can be found in architectural, mechanical, and civil engineering fields.The median annual AutoCAD Drafter salary is $56,830.¹
Why become an AutoCAD Drafter?

Why Choose Penn Foster Career School?

Start and Study When You Want
Learn at home or on the go through our custom-designed, mobile-friendly student portal, available 24/7.
Dedicated Success Coaches
A Committed Support System
While you can study at home, you're not alone! Our dedicated Student Services Department, Student Community, and instructors are just a call or email away.
Curriculum for Success
Curriculum for Success
Get the skills and knowledge you need to help you prepare for a career as an AutoCAD Drafter.
Self paced
Set Your Goals and Pace
Customize your study schedule with progress-tracking and goal-setting tools that keep you moving forward.​
Proven Reputation
With 58,000 + graduates in 2019 from our accredited high school, career school, and college, you're in good hands!
Connect with Other Students
Connect in real-time with other Drafting with AutoCAD students in the Penn Foster Community.
Student Experience

A Customized Learning Experience

With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.

Online AutoCAD Course Details

Through Penn Foster Career School’s online AutoCAD courses you'll learn CAD functions, such as dimensioning, plotting, and printing, digitized 3D drawing, geometric construction and tolerancing, and electronic schematic drafting. You'll even take an AutoCAD class in how to customize the software for your specific drafting needs.
Penn Foster Curriculum

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With flexible, affordable payment options, you can get started on your Drafting with AutoCAD training online today.
I really think Penn Foster prepared me well for the work I would be doing. I was even able to show some of my coworkers a few things I had learned through the AutoCAD Essentials program, since the course was done with the most recent version of AutoCAD.
Larry H.
Penn Foster Graduate
AutoCAD Student

Where Can I Get a Job as an AutoCAD Drafter?

People who complete AutoCAD training can be found working in a variety of areas. AutoCAD Drafters may work in engineering firms, government agencies, automotive companies or dealerships, construction, landscaping, or patenting companies.
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Get started today on your path towards helping others as a AutoCAD Drafter with Penn Foster Career School’s accredited, online program.

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¹ 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.