Class Overview

AutoCAD 2016 - Level 1 | Seattle Central College - Continuing Education

Discover the world of Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CAD).

This course is designed to help prepare you with the drafting and design skills needed to compete in the rapidly changing 21st century global workplace, and to qualify for entry-level AutoCAD drafting positions.

Become comfortable with the software used by architects, engineers, and construction professionals to create precise 2D and 3D drawings. AutoCAD will allow you to draft, annotate, and design 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and mesh objects.

If you're already working in the industry, this course can also help experienced drafting personnel assume more senior positions and gain confidence in their software skills.

This course features significant hands-on experience and is sequenced to build upon previous classroom, lab, and work experiences.

Level 1 covers the following topics:

  • Getting started with AutoCAD
  • Basic drawing and editing
  • Drawing with precision
  • Organizing with layers
  • Object types
  • Inserting blocks

Learning Outcomes

  • Establish a basic understanding of the software
  • Learn introductory techniques
  • Gain insight into industry best practices

Who Should Take this Class?

Prerequisites: Basic computer skills (able to use the keyboard and mouse) and the ability to comprehend English.

  • 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

Student Testimonials

I like how quickly and easily I picked up new skills with CAD. Colin has a great way of running through lessons where he is easy to follow and understand. -- Student

[I enjoyed] the teacher's style and personality, as well as the other student's interest and helpfulness. The class feels like a community. -- Kirsten Kenning Kent

Colin Moy is a great teacher. His teaching style is awesome and he's very helpful! -- Joey Petosa

Session Details

  • Instructor: Colin Moy
  • Where: Online: Real-time and interactive through videoconferencing
  • Fee: $695