AutoCAD® online certificate curriculum

Penn Foster’s online AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate Program consists of courses that will cover the basic operations of AutoCAD®. Upon successful completion of the program, students will have learned to be able to operate the basic functions of AutoCAD®, including opening and saving drawings and using help menus, dialog boxes, and software features associated with basic drafting. Students will also learn to construct basic and complex geometric objects using the software and to insert various lines and text. They will learn proper dimensioning techniques and how to configure their drawings for plotting. In addition students will learn hatching commands, how to use AutoCAD® Design Center, and the basics of 3-D drawing. 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.

AutoCAD® Essentials

Certificate 3-7 mo Total cost $399
800-275-4410 (9AM - 9PM EST)

Estimated completion time: 3-7 mo

  • 2 courses
  • 19.8 continuing education units (CEUs)
  • 11 exams
  • 2 submitted projects

Note: We reserve the right to change program content and materials when it becomes necessary.

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