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?
No, AutoCAD 3D is not covered in the ACU exam. To prepare for the Autodesk AutoCAD certification exam, users must also take the AutoCAD 2021 Certified User course.
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 three (3) 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 email) 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 about 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 is AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D used for?
AutoCAD is a software application developed by Autodesk to allow users to draft two- and three-dimensional models using a computer. To help you better understand, we think its practical uses can be broken down into five distinct categories including: architectural planning, engineering drafting, graphic design, 3D printing, and fashion and industrial designing. AutoCAD permits companies to virtually plan and design projects which increases productivity and lowers the cost of completing them. The most common job obtained by those who complete AutoCAD training is that of a CAD drafter which is needed in several industries including architecture, engineering, computer science, and construction.
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.
Where do AutoCAD drafters work?
Drafters will spend a majority of their time in an office working in front of a computer, though some may be required to visit jobsites in order to collaborate with other industry professionals such as engineers and architects as well as clients.
What hours do AutoCAD drafters work?
Drafters will typically work full time at around 40 hours per week, however you may be asked to work overtime including later nights and weekends when important project deadlines are approaching.
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.
What type of businesses use AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D?
There are a variety of businesses that use AutoCAD and AutoCAD 3D including those in architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, computer science, higher education, information technology, and interior design. AutoCAD is designed for people and organizations who make things, and it's trusted by millions of customers worldwide. According to iDataLabs, there are over 115,000 companies that currently use AutoCAD and most are located in the United States and in the Construction industry.