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Overview

Summary

This certification will prepare you for entry-level employment opportunities in drafting and design. The AutoCAD Draftsman certificate involves hands-on training with AutoDesk, one of the most popular computerized drafting applications used in manufacturing and construction.

AutoCAD Architecture permits architectural designers to draw 3D objects, such as walls, doors and windows, with more intelligent data associated with them rather than simple objects, such as lines and circles. The data can be programmed to represent specific architectural products sold in the construction industry, or extracted into a data file for pricing, materials estimation, and other values related to the objects represented. Additional tools generate standard 2D drawings, such as elevations and sections, from a 3D architectural model. Similarly, Civil Design, Civil Design 3D, and Civil Design Professional support data-specific objects, facilitating easy standard civil engineering calculations and representations.

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Contact

For more information, please contact the Continuing Education department at LSCCE@LoneStar.edu.

Program Plan

Courses Contact Hours
DFTGC 1101400 AutoCAD: Introduction 32
DFTGC 1105000 AutoCAD: Intermediate 32
DFTGC 1200400 AutoCAD: Advanced 32
AutoCAD Draftsman Certification Total 96

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Career Options

Entry Wage: $40,2111

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • AutoCAD Draftsman2
  • CAD/CAM Specialist2

Gainful Employment

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Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Program Cost: $1,320

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.