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AutoCAD Essentials Certificate

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AutoCAD is the most widely used computer-aided design (CAD) software for producing architectural, engineering, and construction drawings. This program will teach the core topics required for preparing professional drawings using AutoCAD.


Learn to navigate the AutoCAD workspace and use basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools of the software. You will organize drawing objects on layers and insert reusable blocks. Prepare layouts to plot and add text, hatching, and dimensions. You will complete a hands-on project in this program that can be used as a foundation for your professional portfolio. Textbook is required at the first class meeting and is available at the KSU Center bookstore. Internet access is also required. It is recommended that students have access to the AutoCAD software outside of the classroom.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate basic drawing and editing commands
  • Organize drawings using layers
  • Create advanced object types such as arcs, polylines, polygons, and ellipses
  • Set up and organize layouts in AutoCAD
  • Create and edit text in a drawing
  • Apply dimensions to drawings
  • Demonstrate how to annotate drawings

Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent. Complete the Basic Skills Assessment and submit Program Application. Working knowledge of computers and access to computer and Internet are required.

Students should have a working knowledge of computers.

The Basic Skills Assessment & Program Application are located online. Click here for the Basic Skills Assessment and Program Application instructions.

Class Details

8 Sessions
Weekly - Sat

KSU Center

Pavan Meadati 

CEUs : 3.2



Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/29/2018 - 11/17/2018 Weekly - Sat 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM Kennesaw, KSU Center  Map, Room: 240 Pavan Meadati