College of the Extended University


Do you want a career in drafting or design?  Learn AutoCAD – Autodesk's industry-leading drafting and design software.  By combining "right-brain" attributes, such as creativity & spatial relationships, with "left-brain" traits, like mathematics & analytical thinking, you can create drawings and blueprints to construct products and structures, such as buildings, machinery, toys, microchips, plumbing & electrical systems, vehicles and a host of other manufactured goods. AutoCAD professionals hold a range of job titles, including engineer, drafter, estimator, designer, modeler, architect or illustrator.  The field is expected to grow from 13-17% in the next five years and salaries range from $43,000 to $64,000 per year.

CAD 100 is an elective for the Utility Planner and Construction Management Certificate Programs.  It can also be a stand-alone class for people who want to learn AutoCAD basics to increase their skills in the fields of engineering, architecture, interior design, manufacturing, and project management.

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  1. Understand the power and precision of computer-aided modeling and drafting;
  2. Learn how to construct accurate 2D geometry as well as complex 3D shapes and surface objects;
  3. Learn how to create 2D representations of 3D objects as plan view, elevations and sections;
  4. Learn how to assemble these drawings in industry-standard plan form and produce plotted hard copies ready for distribution;
  5. Understand the concepts of architectural drafting with a focus on industry standards.


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This is an elective in the Utility Planner Certificate Program. Others will receive a certificate of completion.

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  1. Intro to CAD, Intro to AutoCAD
  2. Precision Drawing & Drawing Aids
  3. Geometric Shapes
  4. Basic Printing
  5. Editing Tools
  6. Architectural Views & Drafting Views
  7. 3D modeling  with AutoCAD (Surfaces, Solids)
  8. 3D Modeling with SketchUp
  9. Annotating in AutoCAD with Text & Hatching
  10. Layers
  11. Templates & DesignCenter
  12. Advanced plotting (Layouts, Viewports), Office Standards
  13. Dimensioning
  14. Internet and collaboration
  15. Blocks, Drafting symbols, Attributes, Extracting data (as time allows)

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Computer Aided Design

Game & Simulation Design

Computer Science


De’Vry University. B.S., Electronics Engineering

Professional Experience

CEO/Founder, Assailant Studios

Eric is a Lead Developer with Assailant Studios, he leads a team of game and simulation developers.  He oversees the day-to-day operations, software design, as well as the overall development pipeline.

Eric has over eight years teaching experience and is a capable instructor in multiple subjects including:  programming, CAD (Computer Aided Design), and 3D Graphics and Animation.

Eric currently holds a Bachelor’s degree and is pursuing a Master’s in Robotics at the University of Southern California.

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Fall Quarter 2017 - AutoCAD
Register Course Code Hours Fees Session Dates Instructor
CAD100 28 $1,195 Oct. 7 - Nov. 18, 2017 Eric Underwood

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