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Whether you're already working in a design-related industry or building your career from the ground up, AutoCAD courses will provide you with a working knowledge of computer-aided drafting software. AutoCAD 2018 is the latest version of this software, and it's used by everyone from architects and interior designers to surveyors and engineers. This AutoCAD 2018 Certified User course will teach you basic and more advanced design skills as you gain hands-on practice using the 2D tools in AutoCAD 2018 to create site and building layouts. Once you successfully complete the course, you'll be prepared to take the Autodesk AutoCAD 2018 Certified User exam. This course includes a voucher which covers the fee of the exam.
This AutoCAD training course is certified by Autodesk, the creator of this game-changing software, so you can be confident that the coursework is accurate and effective. The curriculum is comprehensive and engaging, with exercises that incorporate real-world examples you're likely to face in a new career. During the course, you'll learn all the skills you need to prepare for the Autodesk AutoCAD 2018 Certified User and Professional exams. Additionally, this course can be paired with training in AutoCAD 3D to give you more versatility and help you stand out among other job candidates.
During this online AutoCAD course, you'll learn how to create and edit original 2D drawings using the software. After you've mastered the program's basic tools, you'll explore its advanced tools for collaborating, customizing, and setting up macros and custom routines. The course includes a mid-course exam to help you progress efficiently and identify areas where you might need additional practice.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
There are no prerequisites to take this course, however you should have a basic knowledge of the Windows operating system and be comfortable installing software, working with file structures, downloading files, and unzipping compressed files. You should also have a basic knowledge of design/drafting procedures and terminology.
Jennifer MacMillan has been teaching CAD for 22 years and is an Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop curriculum for the Autodesk line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, MacMillan focuses her development efforts working specifically with the manufacturing software products. She holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
Michelle Rasmussen is a specialist in the civil engineering industry. Michelle has worked with and created training curriculum for AutoCAD and Autodesk Civil 3D since 2007. Additionally, Michelle is the first Autodesk Certified Instructor (ACI) and Evaluator (ACE) worldwide for Civil 3D. Michelle has also held roles on the Autodesk Authorized Training Center Advisory Board and Leadership Council, where she served as Chair and Vice Chair.
Renu Muthoo is a computer engineering graduate from Bangalore University, India. She has worked with Autodesk products for the past 18 years, focusing mainly on AutoCAD and Autodesk's design visualization software products such as 3ds Max, VRED, and Showcase. Using her engineering background and expertise in Autodesk products, she has co-authored a number of books. She currently works as a curriculum developer and subject matter expert for Autodesk products.
Can I register for a course if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, upon completion of this course you will be prepared for the Autodesk Certified User (ACU) exam.
When can I start the course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.
What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Am I guaranteed a job?
This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.
Can I get financial assistance?
This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance
How can I get more information about this course?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.
What education do i need to become a cad drafter?
To become a CAD drafter, you will need to obtain formal training in the use of AutoCAD through a course like this one. This course even leads to certification as an Autodesk Certified User. You may decide to further continue your education by obtaining an associate degree in drafting to open up even more opportunities in the future.
What is the average salary of an autocad drafter?
The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not report specifically on AutoCAD drafters, but it does compile data on drafters in general. The median salary for drafters is just over $54,000 per year. Your salary will vary depending on the type of job you choose as well as your education and experience level.
Are trained autocad drafters in demand?
Yes, trained AutoCAD drafters are in demand, and employment is expected to grow by 7 percent according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. It notes that increased construction activity will drive up the demand for drafters, however as engineers and architects increasingly perform some of the tasks drafters traditionally preformed the job growth will be kept lower than it could have been otherwise.
What qualities should a good cad drafter have?
In order to be a good CAD drafter, you will need to understand how to use the AutoCAD software well including commands. You will need to have good time management skills, the ability to work well under pressure, and the ability to prioritize tasks to complete multiple jobs before their specified deadlines. You will also need good organization skills and a high attention to detail. Finally, you'll need to have good communication skills as you'll be responsible for communicating with peers, supervisors, and perhaps even customers.
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