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Become an AutoCAD Student to Gain Essential Skills

Written by PCDI Canada on Tuesday, 24 October 2017. Posted in Trades

AutoCAD Students Gain Essential Skills

As an AutoCAD student at PCDI Canada, you will learn to use a computer for design and drafting. The online course will prep you to sit for a certification exam once you've completed the program.

What is Drafting?

Drafting is the creation of technical drawings (or blueprints) that explain how a product is constructed. Most people associate drafting with the building construction industry, but every product maker relies on it. Originally done by hand, drafting is now often done with computer-aided design and drafting (CAD) software. Thanks to the advent of CAD, drafters and design engineers can work more efficiently and create more accurate drafts.

What is AutoCAD?

AutoCAD is CAD software made by Autodesk. It was the first app of its kind made for desktop computers and it is still one of the most popular. AutoCAD is the flagship app in a fleet of similar programs Autodesk makes for different industries.

CAD experience is valuable in any workplace that creates 2-dimensional or 3-dimensional products. These products can be as small as computer chips or as big as skyscrapers! An AutoCAD student may graduate to find opportunities in architecture, civil or electrical engineering, or electronics. There are even visual artists who use it for their creative works!

Why AutoCAD Certification?

The AutoCAD online course with certificate exam is a must for any AutoCAD student who aspires to work as a drafter or design engineer. Certification in AutoCAD proves you have skills that meet an industry standard.

AutoCAD students at PCDI Canada prep for an industry-recognized test called the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) Certification Exam. An ACU has at least 40 hours of real experience with the software and knows how to use the app for

  • basic drawing skills
  • accurate drawing
  • modifying objects
  • polylines, hatches and gradients
  • organizing objects
  • reusing existing content
  • annotating drawings
  • layouts and printing

The cost of the exam is included with tuition for the AutoCAD Professional Certification course.

Become an AutoCAD Student Today

The AutoCAD online course at PCDI Canada is an excellent program for anyone who wants his or her computer knowledge to remain relevant. AutoCAD students can apply their skills in the workforce or at home engineering drafts for their very own product concepts.

The course can be completed in as few as four months and you can begin your lessons the same day you enroll!

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