AutoCAD Certification Training (Voucher Included)

The AutoCAD certification training course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the AutoCAD software, starting with the basics and progressing to the creation of construction documents. The curriculum focuses on professional workflows and prepares you to pass the Autodesk AutoCAD User certification exam.

With hands-on, real-world optional projects, you will obtain the skill set needed to develop high-quality construction documents using state-of-the-art professional...

6 Months / 140 Course Hrs
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Course code: GES3091

What you will learn

  • Create drafting symbols, kitchen and bath fixtures, and a floor plan and integrate all information into one deliverable sheet file
  • Apply intermediate-level skills, including layer management, user coordinate system development, creating sheet layout environments, and plotting
  • Create title block and title block/drawing label components for a professional office to facilitate the development of deliverable sheet files
  • Organize deliverable sheet set to conform to the National CAD Standards
  • Integrate referenced files to create details for construction documents

How you will benefit

  • Develop skills needed in one of the most in-demand software in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry
  • Gain an understanding of AutoCAD at a professional level
  • Create a set of construction documents that demonstrate hands-on knowledge to future employers

How the course is taught

  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 Months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 140 course hours
  1. Introduction to AutoCAD
    1. The Interface and Architectural Symbols
    2. Electrical Symbols
    3. Kitchen and Bath Fixtures
    4. Walls, Doors, and Windows
    5. Creating Sheets and Adding Fixtures
    6. Dimensions and Plotting
  2. Intermediate AutoCAD
    1. Create the Floorplan & Sheet Setup
    2. Finish Floorplan & Roof Plan
    3. Structural Foundation Plan & Electrical Plan
    4. Starting the Elevations
    5. Continuing the Elevations
    6. Finalizing, Checking & Plotting
  3. AutoCAD Construction Documents I
    1. Residential Floor Plan
    2. Title Block & Paper Space Elements
    3. Dimensions & Updating Sheets
    4. Roof Plan
    5. Keynotes & Starting the Elevation
    6. Finishing the Elevation & Final Deliverables
  4. AutoCAD Construction Documents II
    1. Site Plan
    2. Elevation and Section Setup
    3. Developing the Sections
    4. Drawing Updates
    5. Detail Drawings, Keynotes & Callouts
    6. Title Sheet
  5. CAD Detailing
    1. Detail Sheet Elements
    2. Updating Details
    3. Incorporating Manufacturer Information
    4. Building Sheets & Millwork Drawings

This course is designed to be self-paced and does not involve any live classes. Instead, students will have access to various self-learning resources, including video materials, practice projects, e-books, and other materials available within the course modules. Although there is no direct interaction with an instructor, students can seek help from an industry expert by submitting questions via email.


There are no prerequisites to complete this course.

Certification Requirements:

It is expected that all candidates will have a general understanding of the following:

  • Technical drawing & design
  • The AutoCAD user interface
  • The help system within AutoCAD
  • The draw order of overlapping objects
  • Inquiry commands such as List, ID, Distance, and Area


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course must be taken on a PC. Macs are Chromebooks are not compatible.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • AutoCAD software is provided for the duration of the course upon enrollment.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

There are many jobs that use AutoCAD, with varying salaries. Job positions requiring AutoCAD software include project managers, mechanical engineers, and CAD drafters. The average project manager salary is $97,180, the average mechanical engineer salary is $90,160, and the average CAD drafter salary is $57,960.

Other job positions that require AutoCAD proficiency and offer competitive salaries based on data from Payscale include:

  • Electrical engineer (average salary of $100,830)
  • Industrial designer (average salary of $88,950)
  • Civil engineer (average salary $88.750)
  • Architect (average salary of $82,320)
  • Urban planner (average salary of $75,950)

If you are looking to get your AutoCAD certification, you may be considering both the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) exam and the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting (ACP) exams. The ACU exam is great for designers who can display basic proficiency, while individuals who possess advanced skills and can solve complex design or workflow challenges may opt for the ACP exam. The content of this course will prepare you for both exams. The voucher included with the cost of your enrollment is for the ACU exam.

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) exam and the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The voucher included with the cost of your enrollment is for the ACU exam.

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

Our courses are designed to accommodate various learning preferences. Depending on the course structure, you may get different forms of support. Self-paced courses are designed to be user-friendly and independent, minimizing the need for external support. In courses with instructors, our direct platform support feature includes opportunities for questions, discussions, and remediation, with email and phone support available for select courses. Our student advising team is available to guide you on program requirements and administrative requests, but they do not provide assistance with course content. Our goal is to provide you with the necessary support for success, whether it's through self-paced exploration, direct communication, or guidance from our advising team.

Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.

ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.

ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.

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