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Certificate in CAD Fundamentals – AutoCAD


This hands-on Computer Aided Design (CAD) program will complement or improve your competitiveness in engineering, product design, or any field where design and drafting are essential.

Used in small to mid-sized industries, engineering and architectural firms Autodesk's AutoCAD forms the base of this certificate. Its flexibility in building models and prototypes and its ability to produce both simple and complex viewpoints make it an industry standard. Project work is an integral part of all CAD courses. You will be required to maintain a printed portfolio of your course work. This portfolio can also provide potential industry employers with a means of evaluating graduates.

Your takeaways

This program is a great way to help you:

  • Get a comprehensive introduction to AutoCAD including an overview of equipment, operating systems and CAD applications;
  • Develop professional skills and techniques like 2D drawing commands, object snap and drawing tools;
  • Learn industry-standard concepts and skills like 3D construction, lines, faces and poly, coordinate systems, surface meshes, wireframes versus solid modeling and more.

Program courses

To obtain this certificate, students must complete the two courses below. For course descriptions, schedules and registration, click on the links of each course.

Our approach

In this program, you'll gain real-world experience by working with a seasoned pro who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll learn through hands-on projects using the most powerful equipment and the very latest software. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits most?

  • Anyone who wants to understand the fundamentals of 3D modeling.
  • Students who want to learn AutoCAD.
  • Students who want to pursue a job in modeling, 3D modeling, 3D printing, any type of engineering, architecture, drafting, manufacturing, designers, draftspersons, makers, machinists and woodworkers or other related fields.
  • Engineering undergraduates and graduate students in Industrial and mechanical specializations.
  • CEGEP students who want to prepare for undergraduate degrees and employment.
  • Professional and technical staff and engineers who want to update their design techniques and skills.
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