Become a 3D Parametric Solid Modeler and Detailer
Learn the industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tool, AutoCAD.
This flexible, comprehensive program was designed to accommodate individuals of all skill levels - from beginner to advanced. Our counselors create a customized training program to fit your past experience, current needs, and future goals. Throughout this program, we'll share our vast industry knowledge with you. You will be taught industry-standard skills and tools user by top manufacturers and product development companies around the world. A vast range of electives are also included in the program to expand your skill set, strengthen your knowledge, increase your employment marketability, and give you a competitive edge.
Explore all aspects of Computer-Aided Design (CAD) using the industry-standard tool, AutoCAD. This brand new program will help you learn all you need to know about AutoCAD.
The AutoCAD Design Applications Specialist Certificate program focuses primarily on teaching the required applications used by people in civil and architectural design roles. These skills can also be applied in electrical, mechanical, manufacturing, and other technical roles. This program offers an entry point into being a drafter or designer in any company in the building and construction industry. Even though most companies have moved to 3D solid modelers, most have legacy data that needs to be maintained and even have specific tasks that don’t justify creating geometry using a 3D modeler. This program will teach you the entry-level skills to get your foot in the door of a new career while also offering the opportunity to learn a modern 3D solid modeler such as Revit, Inventor or SolidWorks. You'll be taught skills and tools used by major discreet manufacturers and product development companies.
Core topics will be Architectural Graphics and Sketching, AutoCAD Complete, AutoCAD 2D & 3D: Drawings and Practical Projects, AutoCAD 2D & 3D Practice Drawings, AutoCAD MEP, AutoCAD Civil 3D Essentials, Civil Construction Drawings, and ACP exams. You will also receive a course in the Introduction to Civil Design Technologies and Basics of Civil Design & Engineering.
For students wishing to pursue deeper study, additional subject matter may include AutoCAD Mechanical, Revit Architecture, Revit Detailing, Revit Architecture Advanced Modeling, Revit Structure, Revit Industrialized Construction, Creating Concrete Buildings, Revit Construction Modeling Tools, and more.
Elective topics may include AutoCAD Electrical, Autodesk Inventor, SolidWorks, Building Design & Construction, Construction Management, Planning, Cost Estimation, Job Sites, and Methodologies, Technical Communication, Dynamo & Navisworks, Adobe Creative Cloud applications, SketchUp, Electrical Controls, and Public Speaking for Engineers. Architectural-specific elective topics include Home Construction, Residential Architecture, Architectural Visualization, Design of Small Homes & Energy-Efficient Buildings, Solar Design, Interior Design for Kitchens, Lighting & Modern Homes, Daylighting, and Landscaping & Garden Design.
Many CAD “Guru’s” end up becoming CAD System Administrators, so for those individuals, we've put together a group of electives that will give you the tools to meet that challenge. Our counselors are available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs.
As an added benefit, if you are currently unemployed, you may qualify to have the entire program paid for, 100%, without any out-of-pocket costs to you. We are WIOA, Trade Act and Section 30 Approved. We also offer various other financing options.