AutoCAD Operator Training

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Program Description

The AutoCAD Operator Training Program offers practical courses to allow the student to become functional with 2D drawing creation using AutoCAD products. AutoCAD is a computerized drafting program used to improve productivity in the work place. AutoCAD can be found in many sectors, manufacturing, construction and architectural. AutoCAD is a value added addition to anyone employed in engineering or design work.


Program Requirements

Level 1

Group 1
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
Introduction to Drafting ConceptsCADD-1046 1 No Yes
This is a foundation course with a primary goal of familiarizing you with the basic concepts of drafting and the use of AutoCAD. Areas of focus include: lettering, annotation, geometry, dimensioning, drawing sheet layout, and other standard drafting procedures.
AutoCAD FundamentalsCADD-1038 2 No No
The student will learn how to use AutoCAD as a tool to create basic two dimensional drawings and to communicate those drawings in such a way to facilitate the manufacturer of the design.
AutoCAD IntermediateCADD-3018 2 Yes Yes
The student will build on fundamental skills learned and improve productivity using advanced two dimensional concepts and tools to communicate ideas into drawings. Develop techniques of drawing management, delivery methods and publishing techniques. Work with and create external databases through AutoCAD attributes, tables and spreadsheets.

Group 2
  Expected Availability
  Credits Fall Winter Summer
Customizing AutoCADCADD-1045 2 No No No
The student will learn how to turn the generic AutoCAD program into a customized package that will maximize the productivity of a specific organization. Topics include customizing for productivity, tool bars, macros, menu customization, DIESEL string expression language and AutoLISP.
AutoCAD Residential DesignCADD-1051 1 Yes No
This course begins with a basic introduction to AutoCAD 2007. Using step by step tutorial lessons the residential project begins with a house floor plan followed through to create elevations, sections, and details. Throughout the course new AutoCAD commands are covered at the appropriate time. As well as, discussions concerning Building Code requirements and industry specifications and standards as it relates to residential design and drafting.
Program Residency
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 2 credits in this
program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency
requirement and graduate from this program

Program Details

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Program Details

Program Code
Topic Area
Apprentice, Technology, and Trades
Declaration of Academic Achievement