Program Goals and Outcomes

AutoCAD® online certificate goals and outcomes

The AutoCAD® Essentials Certificate can prepare students who have a background in computer applications or relevant work experience to enhance their skills in computer-aided drafting. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to create mechanical and architectural drawings using AutoCAD® software.

AutoCAD® Essentials

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

Program Goal

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.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to...

  • Change GRID, SNAP, Plot, and Unit settings
  • Draw circles and arcs
  • Create and modify drawing layers, tables, and fields
  • Edit objects using the FILLET and CHAMFER commands
  • Create a drawing template in AutoCAD
  • Use commands, including MOVE, COPY, ARRAY, ROTATE, OFFSET, TRIM, EXTEND, STRETCH, LENGTHEN, and BREAK
  • Create and modify plot layouts
  • Enter and edit text, change text fonts and styles, and use dimensions and leaders
  • Use polylines to draw complex objects and shapes
  • Create groups and blocks; use external references
  • Explain how the 3D Basics workspace and coordinate systems are used; describe how constructive geometry commands are used to create composite solid objects

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