AutoCAD for Professionals I

This introductory workshop gives professionals an understanding of the basics of AutoCAD. Students will learn about the AutoCAD environment and the following commands: basic drawing, redraw and regen, edit, coordinate systems, zooms and pans, layers, text, dimensioning, hatch, pline, pedit, view, viewpoint, blocks, and explode. Lab exercises are an integral part of the workshop. Students will produce prototype drawings that will be plotted or printed. Class size is limited. Students should have a basic understanding of a Microsoft Windows environment, basic keyboarding skills and computer knowledge. The small class size allows each participant an opportunity for instructor input and assistance.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Create a simple 2-dimensional drawing using AutoCAD
  • Explain how commands were used in the drawing
  • Print a document using auto cad and a printer
  • Demonstrate effective use of the mouse

Who should attend: This introductory workshop is intended for architects, carpenters, engineers, draftsmen, interior designers or others interested in utilizing the AutoCAD environment for drawing, drafting or planning.

Required Textbook

Students are required to purchase the following textbook prior to the first day of class: Introduction to AutoCAD 2020: A Modern Perspective, Paul F. Richard. ISBN-13: 9780135576328


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Course Dates and Times

Date and Times Location Course Cost/Fees
Oct. 5 to Nov. 9, 2023
6 p.m. - 10 p.m.


Main Campus,
Center for Business and Industry


Course Hours: 24 Hours