Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma

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Have you ever wanted to learn the ins and outs of drafting with AutoCAD? If so, Penn Foster's Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma may be right for you. Read on to learn more about the Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

When you enrolled in Penn Fosters Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program, you have an opportunity to learn about AutoCAD commands, basic CAD equipment, geometric construction, dimensioning, and geometric tolerancing. Additional topics include the coordination of systems and software used with CAD programs and electrical and electronic schematic drafting with AutoCAD. The program allows you to complete the requirements at home, and you also have access to instructors through email and phone. All study materials are included when you enroll in the Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you apply to Penn Foster's Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program, you should be comfortable working with computers and software programs and have an interest in the drafting profession. Applicants to Penn Foster Career School's programs should be at least 18 years old.

What Are the Course Requirements?

Penn Foster's Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program is divided into 10 instruction sets. Many of the instructional sets include drafting kits, which include items such as drafting pencils, triangles, leads, and other common drafting tools.

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Instruction Set Lessons
Instruction Set 1 Learning Strategies
The Drafter's World Language
Instruction Set 2 Size and Shape Description
Introduction to Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD)
Instruction Set 3 Sketching, Lettering, and Lines
Basic Drafting Math
Instruction Set 4 Drafting Equipment, Media, and Reproduction Methods
Orthographic Projection (Sketching)
Geometric Construction
Instruction Set 5 Multiviews and Auxiliary Views
Dimensioning
Sections, Revolutions, and Conventional Breaks
Instruction Set 6 Geometric Tolerancing
Working Drawings
Pictorial Drawings
Instruction Set 7 Introduction to Windows
Using Windows
Harnessing AutoCAD, Part 1
Harnessing AutoCAD, Part 2
Instruction Set 8 Harnessing AutoCAD, Part 3
Harnessing AutoCAD, Part 4
Harnessing AutoCAD, Part 5
Instruction Set 9 Structural Drafting with Basic Architectural Applications
Civil Drafting
Instruction Set 10 Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
Electrical and Electronic Schematic Drafting

What are my Career Opportunities?

Career Opportunities

Once you have completed Penn Foster's Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to pursue a career as an AutoCAD drafter. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov), some potential employers may include architectural and engineering firms that are responsible for designing construction projects, and companies in the manufacturing industry.

Advanced Degrees

When you have completed the Drafting with AutoCAD Career Diploma program, you have the opportunity to pursue an associate's degree in the field. An associate's degree in drafting with AutoCAD may include courses such as descriptive geometry, product design, drafting communications, computer-aided drafting and design, and architectural drawing and design. Some possible associate's degrees could include:

  • Associate of Applied Science in Industrial Technology
  • Associate of Applied Science in Computer Aided Drafting and Design
  • Associate of Applied Science in Drafting and Design Technology
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