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Course Overview

Transform concepts and ideas into visual and viable products

Learn the fundamentals of Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) 3D and 2D rendering with Autodesk software. Compare and contrast CAD and manual drafting methods and learn the essentials of drawing organization and layer management. Explore the use of blocks, fonts, and automatic dimensioning features. Plotting in Paper Space to print amazing views of your creations. Work with blocks and attributes, layers, color, linetype, line weight, and viewports. Edit text, create tables, and add new dimensions. Learn why it’s important to establish standards that promote conformance. Both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT users are welcomed. Prerequisite: basic computer experience.

Earning an AutoCAD certificate proves to clients and perspective employers that you have the technical skills to maximize what AutoCAD can do. You'll be able to confidently use a leading drafting software, elevating your skills and career to the next level.

What You'll Learn

  • Learn the fundamentals of Computer-Assisted Drafting (CAD) 3D and 2D rendering with Autodesk software
  • Compare and contrast CAD and manual drafting methods and learn the essentials of drawing organization and layer management
  • Explore the use of blocks, fonts, and automatic dimensioning features

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals interested in competing for entry-level drafting positions
  • Architects, engineers, and construction professionals
  • Seasoned professionals that would like to improve their confidence and skills with this software

Additional Information

Required Textbook is not included, please purchase at your earliest convenience: AutoCAD 2022: A Power Guide for Beginners and Intermediate Users, by CADArtifex  7th edition, ISBN: 979-8514410064, available through Amazon.

Autodesk software access will be provided.

Prerequisites

Basic computer experience. Please review the minimum system requirements needed in order to participate in the course.
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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty, and Retirees: This course is Tuition Remission eligible under Professional Development. For more information, visit the UNM Tuition Remission information page click here.

JTA Funding Opportunity

Full funding for this program is available through Job Training Albuquerque. To see if you qualify or to apply for JTA funding, click here or contact Allison Pendell Jones at CNMI, apendelljones@cnm.edu.

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