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AutoCAD online course curriculum

Our AutoCAD online course curriculum teaches you how to draw accurate models, insert notes and labels, and create formal design plans using AutoCAD software. The course preps you for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User Certification Exam, an industry-recognized certification of your skills in computer-aided design and drafting.

Lesson Group 1: Orientation: Ashworth College Career Program

Learning at Ashworth  

The goals and values of Ashworth College; time management; creating a realistic weekly and monthly study schedule; the nature and purpose of assessments; how to study effectively to prepare for and take an online examination; developing the skill sets necessary for success in the twenty-first century.

Lesson Group 2: Drawing Software and Constructing Basic Shapes

Lines and Essential Tools  

Create new drawings; explore the drawing window; explore command entry methods; draw, undo, and erase lines; save and open drawings; become familiar with different toolbars.

Circles and Drawing Aids  

Change the grid and snap settings; change units; draw circles; access online help features; use single-point Object Snap; use the OOPS, RECTANG, and ERASE commands; customize your workspace; plot or print a drawing.

Layers, Colors, and Linetypes  

Create new layers; assign colors to layers; assign linetypes and lineweights; change the current layer; change the linetype scale; edit corners using FILLET and CHAMFER commands; zoom and pan with the scroll wheel; use the ZOOM command; enter single-line text.

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Program Description

This comprehensive program takes an integrated approach to teaching the field of AutoCAD in both theory and practice. Beginning with the basic AutoCAD functions, and moving on to more complex drawings, students will be provided with the knowledge needed to enter the field of drafting. The program also provides instruction, review and preparation to sit for the Autodesk Certified User certification exam.

Program Objectives

After completing the AutoCAD program, students will be able to:

  1. Use the functions and commands of AutoCAD software to create, save, and print drawings that make use of multiple lines, geometric shapes, and curves.
  2. Locate and apply the many features of AutoCAD that automate the drafting process and facilitate the creation of more accurate drawings in less time than traditional drafting methods.
  3. Locate and apply the features of AutoCAD that provide for the accurate addition of dimensions, tolerances, and drawing notes and labels using symbols and placements recognized by multiple standards organizations.
  4. Use the functions and commands of AutoCAD software to create isometric and three-dimensional drawings and models.

Drawing up your career path

Ashworth College API Program Name Career Diploma program help you develop the confidence you need to reach for your career goals because we integrate job search prep into your studies. With the online tools at the Ashworth EDGE, you’ll get step-by-step guidance as you create polished, professional resumes and letters. After you graduate, you’ll keep your Ashworth EDGE account so you can revisit the tools any time you need to make a good impression on a potential employer. Learn more about it at the Career Services page.

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