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.
- Understand the power and precision of computer-aided modeling and drafting;
- Learn how to construct accurate 2D geometry as well as complex 3D shapes and surface objects;
- Learn how to create 2D representations of 3D objects as plan view, elevations and sections;
- Learn how to assemble these drawings in industry-standard plan form and produce plotted hard copies ready for distribution;
- Understand the concepts of architectural drafting with a focus on industry standards.
This is an elective in the Utility Planner Certificate Program. Others will receive a certificate of completion.
- Intro to CAD, Intro to AutoCAD
- Precision Drawing & Drawing Aids
- Geometric Shapes
- Basic Printing
- Editing Tools
- Architectural Views & Drafting Views
- 3D modeling with AutoCAD (Surfaces, Solids)
- 3D Modeling with SketchUp
- Annotating in AutoCAD with Text & Hatching
- Templates & DesignCenter
- Advanced plotting (Layouts, Viewports), Office Standards
- Internet and collaboration
- Blocks, Drafting symbols, Attributes, Extracting data (as time allows)
Computer Aided Design
Game & Simulation Design
De’Vry University. B.S., Electronics Engineering
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.