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Introducing: Penn Foster’s AutoCAD® Classes Online

While Ashworth College is no longer accepting enrollments in the AutoCAD® Program, we’re excited to introduce you to our partner school, Penn Foster.

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Penn Foster’s affordable online AutoCAD® Career Diploma Program is designed with job-readiness in mind. Through self-paced classes, you’ll build foundational skills that can help you take the first steps toward a new career in a variety of industries, from manufacturing to construction.


Take the Next Steps Toward the Career You Want

As modern design continues to grow and evolve, this is your opportunity to stand out from the crowd with job-ready, employer-demanded skills. In our AutoCAD® classes online, you will begin to learn computer-aided design and drafting techniques from industry professionals. With affordable payment plan options and flexible courses, you can take the first steps toward the job you want whenever you’re ready and graduate in as little as 9 months!

Why Penn Foster?

Our partner school, Penn Foster, offers online diplomas, degrees, and training programs that are designed to help you build fundamental skills and prepare for in-demand jobs – all within your budget! With flexible tuition payment plans and career-focused courses, you can reach your goals on your terms.


This program is nationally accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC).


You’ll have access to digital resources, an online community, and expert instructors.


We offer a variety of payment plan options to fit your budget.

What you get with Penn Foster’s AutoCAD Courses

  • Access to AutoCAD® software through the AutoDesk website*
  • Easy to use digital textbooks
  • Access to classes 24/7 through your Student Portal
  • Live support from expert instructors and dedicated staff
  • An active online community of fellow students, staff, and grads

Online AutoCAD Training Curriculum

Our online AutoCAD® Program teaches you the essentials of using AutoCAD® software to draft building plans and design accurate models. Your online classes include:

  • Sketching and Drafting Fundamentals
  • Geometric Drawing, Dimensioning, and Tolerancing
  • Basic AutoCAD® Software Functions
  • Advanced AutoCAD® Software Functions
  • Structural and Civil Drafting
  • HVAC and Electrical Schematic Drafting

Learn More About the Penn Foster Experience

Just like Ashworth College, at Penn Foster we believe education should be affordable and built to help you reach your career goals, prepare for in-demand jobs, and work around your schedule. Learn more about Penn Foster and how our programs work from students and grads who’ve been where you are.

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" I feel I got the basics needed to start in the career path I want."

Shaylen J.
Penn Foster Graduate

Frequently asked questions

You may be taking your first steps into higher education. Or you may be considering online study for the first time. Whatever your situation, we're here to guide you through the process and answer any questions you have.

AutoCAD skills are an essential part of building a successful career in a variety of industries including manufacturing, construction, and even creative careers like interior design.

Through our online Drafting with AutoCAD® Program, you can build relevant skills in as little as 9 months. Like Ashworth, Penn Foster’s online courses are self-paced and flexible, allowing you to learn at the speed that works best for you!

Penn Foster’s AutoCAD Program can help students learn how to effectively use AutoCAD software to draft schematics, blueprints, and building layouts, preparing them to stand out when applying for jobs. You should take Penn Foster’s AutoCAD® Training Program if you’re new to AutoCAD®, want to work as a drafter, and are interested in technology and design!

As a Penn Foster student, you’ll have the opportunity to learn new skills at the pace that works best for you from expert instructors. Because the programs are fully online, you’ll have 24/7 access to your courses and exams so you can study around your busy life. Even better, Penn Foster offers affordable tuition, with most programs offering flexible payment plan options so you can make education work for your budget.

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State requirements

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government, and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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