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AutoCAD Certificates


AutoCAD Certificates

Combine your passion for technology and love of design into a rewarding career. AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software for producing architectural, engineering and construction drawings. These classes benefit individuals in the engineering, construction, architecture and interior design industries. The software allows users to create 2D and 3D drawings using visualization and technical documentation. It increases productivity in manufacturing and design – replacing the need for manual drawings and designs.


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AutoCAD Essentials Certificate - 01/26/2019 - 03/16/2019
$1,499 8 sessions. CEUs: 3.2 Location: KSU Center

AutoCAD 3D Certificate - 02/09/2019 - 03/30/2019
$1,199 8 sessions. CEUs: 3.2 Location: KSU Center

AutoCAD Intermediate Certificate - 04/13/2019 - 05/18/2019
$1,199 6 sessions. CEUs: 2.4 Location: KSU Center

AutoCAD Advanced Certificate - 07/20/2019 - 09/14/2019
$1,499 8 sessions. CEUs: 3.2 Location: KSU Center


High school diploma or equivalent, completion of our Basic Skills Assessment and submission of the Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to a computer and the Internet are required.

Further prerequisites for each certificate program can be found by clicking on the link for each program above.

The Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application are located online. The instructions are here. You will be directed to the program application after completing the skills assessment.

What You’ll Learn

Essentials Course

  • Basic drawing, editing and viewing tools
  • Organization of drawing objects on layers and insert reusable blocks
  • Completion of a hands-on project that can be used as a foundation for your professional portfolio

Intermediate Course

  • How to better utilize productivity tools and work with constraints
  • Creation and organization of more advanced blocks and layouts as well as building templates and annotations styles from scratch
  • How to use zoom commands, external references, QuickCalc, and dimensioning tools for a more complete and advanced drawing

Advanced Course

  • How to work with advanced tables, annotations, editing and viewing tools
  • Create advanced dynamic blocks and attributes and learn about sheet sets
  • Publish and use collaboration tools while managing layers and learning to use the right tools for optimal performance
  • Complete a hands-on project that can be used in your professional portfolio

3D Course

  • Navigation of 3D viewing techniques
  • Creation of simple and complex solids and surfaces as well as sections, camera perspectives, and animations
  • How to set up rendering with materials and lights as well as use point clouds, the User Coordinate System, and object modification in 3D space
  • Preparation of 2D drawings from 3D models

Certification Prep

Upon completion of the Essentials, Intermediate, and Advanced programs, you will be prepared to sit for the national Autodesk certification exam.

Who Should Enroll

  • Architectural project managers seeking practical experience with computer-aided design and management
  • Drafting professionals who desire to transition from traditional board design and drawing techniques
  • Designers and engineers who need state-of-the-art tools
  • Individuals considering computer-aided drafting as a career

Financing Options

  • Interest-free payment plans available on a case-by-case basis
  • VA Education Benefits
  • WIOA funding (AutoCAD Essentials, AutoCAD Intermediate, and AutoCAD Advanced)
  • Continuing education loans


Jomo Henderson


“[The program] is quite impressive, thorough and methodical. The training has propelled my abilities in more ways than I had envisioned.”

– Jomo Sekou Henderson

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Occupational Trends
Growing Industry

— Employment of industrial designers is expected to grow through 2022 with the best opportunities for drafters with experience and formal training using CAD technology.

Average Salaries

$58,310 – industrial and commercial designers
$56,000 – electrical and electronics drafters
$51,180 – mechanical drafters
$54,260 – architectural and civil drafters
Bureau of Labor Statistics