AutoCAD 2021 Certified User (Voucher Included)
This 100% online AutoCAD 2021 training course will teach you how to create and edit a simple drawing, with a focus on the 2D tools within AutoCAD. Once you master the basic 2D skills, you will move on to explore more advanced efficiency tools, complex objects, using external reference and image files, collaboration tools, publishing, and enhancing productivity with simple customization. The course content is heavily focused on hands-on exercises which require that the software be installed. On course completion, you will meet the requirements needed to take the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User exam.
Course Tuition: $2,595
Course Hours: 155
What you will learn
Use the AutoCAD software to create, edit, modify, and work with drawings.
Work and set up units and layers, create annotations (text, hatching, dimensions, multileaders, and tables) including annotation styles and setting up templates.
Create and insert reusable symbols using local/dynamic blocks with attributes and work with and modify external references in a drawing file.
Set up layouts (printing, manipulating, copying, creating viewports) and create, publish, and customize sheet sets.
Learn collaboration and automation tools and understand CAD management, system setup, and customizing the AutoCAD interface.
How you will benefit
AutoCAD is a mature software product. Companies who are recruiting would require knowledge of this product prior to hiring.
Taking this course provides the key skills to efficiently and effectively work with the 2D tools available in AutoCAD 2021.
At the completion of the course, passing the Autodesk Certified User exam provides potential employers with additional validation of skills.
Getting Started with AutoCAD
Basic Drawing and Editing Commands
Projects: Creating a Simple Drawing
Drawing Precision in AutoCAD
Making Changes in Your Drawing
Projects: Making Your Drawings More Precise
Organizing Your Drawing with Layers
Advanced Object Types
Analyzing Model and Object Properties
Projects: Drawing Organization and Information
Advanced Editing Commands
Projects: Creating More Complex Objects
Setting Up a Layout
Printing Your Drawing
Projects: Preparing to Print
Projects: Annotating Your Drawing
Working Effectively with AutoCAD
Projects: Productivity Tools
Working with Blocks
Projects: Creating and Organizing Blocks
Projects: Drawing Setup and Utilities
Miscellaneous Optional Topics
Advanced Text Objects
Working with Tables
Projects: Advanced Annotation
Projects: Advanced Blocks and Attributes
Output and Publishing
Other Tools for Collaboration
Cloud Collaboration and 2D Automation
Introduction to Sheet Sets
Publishing and Customizing Sheet Sets
Projects: Sheet Sets
Introduction to Customization
Customizing the User Interface
Macros and Custom Routines
This course must be taken on a PC device. A Mac OS is not compatible.
PC: Windows 7 or later operating systems.
Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge is also compatible.
AutoCAD 2021. A free 1-year student version of the software is included. You will be provided directions on how to download the student license for the software after registration. The student software license cannot be used in a commercial environment.
Note: If you have previously accessed a free trial of the Autodesk software, you may be required to purchase it separately to complete this course.
Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Other: Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Material Requirements:
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
Jennifer MacMillan holds a mechanical engineering degree from Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada. She has been teaching CAD for 25 years and is an Autodesk® Certified Instructor (ACI). She currently manages a team of curriculum developers that design and develop both online and print curriculum for the Autodesk line of engineering software products. As a subject matter expert herself, she focuses her development efforts working specifically with the manufacturing software products. Jennifer has always enjoyed teaching and passing her knowledge and interest in CAD on to her students.
Renu Muthoo is a Computer Engineering graduate from Bangalore University, India. She has worked with Autodesk, Inc. products for the past 22 years, focusing mainly on AutoCAD/AutoCAD verticals and Autodesk's design visualization software products such as 3ds Max and VRED. Using her engineering background, expertise in Autodesk products, and training in Instructional design, she has co-authored numerous books for various CAD audiences. In her current role, she works as a curriculum developer and subject matter expert, developing and writing training courseware for Autodesk products.
Does this course prepare for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User exam.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
If you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee will be charged. If you are funded through a third-party organization, approval may also be required.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also be assigned a Student Advisor for academic support.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from Hudson Technical at The Hudson County Schools of Technology that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
Our courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
These courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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Registration ( opens July 19, 2021)
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