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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.
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.
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.
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.
|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)
|Instruction Set 5|| Multiviews and Auxiliary Views |
Sections, Revolutions, and Conventional Breaks
|Instruction Set 6|| Geometric Tolerancing |
|Instruction Set 7|| Introduction to 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 |
|Instruction Set 10|| Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning |
Electrical and Electronic Schematic Drafting
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.
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: