AutoCAD is a popular Computer Aided Design (CAD) programme used extensively in industry to complete drawing projects in any discipline. The objective of the course is to introduce the student to AutoCAD concepts and how to use the commands to complete drawing projects.
What will I be able to do once I’ve completed this course?
You will have a solid foundation and knowledge on how to use the programme to take them to the next level within the drawing office environment.
In which industries will I be able to work?
• Building Industry
• Local Government (Municipalities)
• Road Construction
• Building Construction
• Architectural Industry
• Any Engineering Field
What could I do to further improve my skills and my chances of furthering my career?
Complete further courses in AutoCAD and gain experience within industry by applying the skills learnt.
What will I be studying during this course?
• Entity creation: (lines, point commands, etc.) – exercises
• Entity creation: (arcs, circles, fillet, trim, etc.) – exercises
• Drawing tools: (grid, snap, ortho, axis, etc.) – exercises
• Entity creation: (trace, solid, text, etc.) – exercises
• Creating templates: (A4, A3, A2 with titles) – exercises
• Layers, colours, linetypes, ltscale – exercises
• Entity creation: (polygon, ellipse, donut) – exercises
• Edit commands: (erase, copy, rotate, move, mirror) – exercises
• Drawing exercises using a combination of all the above
What do I need to have completed before I can apply to study this course?
You will need a drawing background of at least the equivalent of N3, or a draughting background in industry.
The course is offered over a period of 30 hours, which could be 5 weeks of 6 hours per week, or 10 weeks of 3 hours per week.
Classes are offered during the evenings: 17:30 to 20:30