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AutoCAD Certificate

Enroll in NYIT's AutoCAD Certificate Program to build your job mastery as a practicing construction professional, architect, designer, engineer, or technician. Our courses presume no previous background in the use of AutoCAD, but we expect applicants to have basic computer skills and knowledge of the basic principles of drafting.

To earn an AutoCAD certificate, you must complete all four courses (XCAD-023, XCAD-024, XCAD-025, and XCAD-026), which may be taken in different semesters. You may also take individual courses for skill enhancement.

Course Descriptions

Each of the following courses has two sections: W01 taught at NYIT's Old Westbury campus and M01 taught at NYIT's Manhattan campus. For upcoming course dates/times, email or call 516.686.7490.

AutoCAD Level I
During this hands-on course, architects, engineers, drafters, and design professionals use AutoCAD and learn about the tools and techniques necessary to complete and edit production drawings using basic 2-D commands.

AutoCAD Level II, Part A
In this intermediate course, participants use AutoCAD and expand on basic 2-D commands to refine and edit production drawings.

AutoCAD Level II, Part B
As a continuation of the AutoCAD Level II Part A, this course expands participants' knowledge of advanced 2-D commands to increase their customizing ability and productivity. Course does not cover 3-D commands.

AutoCAD Level III: 3-D Modeling and Rendering
Using AutoCAD, students learn to use the 3-D commands to create and use drawing planes while gaining skills to render surface and solid models.

AutoCAD Advanced 3-D: Elective
Not part of certificate. In this advanced course, expand on your knowledge of 3-D commands through modeling projects. This is an intensive hands-on class for experienced AutoCAD users.