Penn State DuBois, Wilkes-Barre offers continuing education courses on AutoCAD

DuBOIS, Pa .– In the digital age, a range of professionals, from engineers to architects, construction managers, and more, rely on itComputer Aided Design (CAD) to create plans and designs for a number of projects. Penn State DuBois Continuing and Community Education has partnered with Penn State Wilkes-Barre to offer courses to the public that will train people in the use of a leading CAD program, AutoCAD.

AutoCAD is commercial design software in use across the United States, having largely replaced manual drafting techniques. Those with the skills to successfully execute design plans in AutoCAD are in high demand by employers in the construction and manufacturing industries.

In these instructor-led computer-aided design courses offered through Zoom by Penn State Wilkes-Barre and Penn State DuBois, participants will have the opportunity to complete both an introductory level AutoCAD program, as well as a more advanced program.

In AutoCAD: Level 1, students will be given an introduction to display controls, CAD tools, basic drawing commands, basic editing commands, layers, CAD construction techniques, creation of text, block and drawing import options, dimensions, hatching, handles, layout presentation, and plotting basics. Participants will acquire the fundamental skills necessary for the development of mechanical, architectural and / or civil drawings using AutoCAD.

This course runs from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from February 1 to February 24. The cost is $ 1,500 per student. register here. A manual is required: “AutoCAD 2020 Tutorial First Level 2d Fundamentals” (Randy Shih; Luke Jumper) (ISBN-13: 9781630572686). Text is not included in the cost of registering for this course.

AutoCAD: Level 2 will provide participants with an understanding of the advanced productivity tools of AutoCAD. Participants will begin to explore some of AutoCAD’s more subtle capabilities, step by step with specific examples and plenty of hands-on projects, providing a skill set that translates directly into use in the field. AutoCAD Level 1 or equivalent work experience is a prerequisite for this course.

AutoCAD: Level 2 will meet from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays from March 8 to 17. The cost for this course is $ 800 per person. register here. The same manual required for AutoCAD: Level 1 is also required for this course. It is not included in the registration price.

Login information for Zoom courses will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the course.

For more information on the two AutoCAD courses, contact John Brennan at 814-375-4836 or [email protected], or visit the registration page.