Current Course Schedule

Click the links below to see what courses are currently being offered. When you find the course that meets your needs, proceed to our Advising & Registration page to learn how to sign up and start learning!

NOTE: Due to pandemic restrictions, all CE CAD courses are only available in an online format. For more information regarding ACC’s safety guidelines, please visit the Coronavirus Information page here.

If you don’t find what you’re looking for, please see our list of all available courses further down the page and find a course that fits your needs. When you find something that’s right for you, fill-out the On-Demand course request form at the bottom of the page to request a course and be entered on the waitlist.

Online Classes

The A&E CAD Training Center now offers many of our courses in an online format. These courses are a great way to get the CAD training you need without having to commit your schedule to structured instructor-led classes. Please read below to see all the benefits online classes have to offer:

Each class is $295 and a new section begins on the first day of every month and runs for 60 days. Check the course list below to see if there is a class that looks right for you!

AutoCAD 2D Drafting and Annotation The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of AutoCAD features and capabilities. This course covers Starting with Sketching, Layers, Dimension Styles, Dynamic Blocks and A360. Autodesk AutoCAD is a powerful CAD software helping professionals create 2D drawings faster and with more precision. Its simplified 2D drafting allows teams to work more efficiently by sharing drawings across connected desktop, cloud, and mobile solutions.

This course is a self-guided online course. Students have 60 days to complete the curriculum, but may work at their own pace throughout the course. Lessons are presented in written format, video format and have a hands-on assignment at the end of each learning module.

The latest Civil 3D Fundamentals course is designed for Civil Engineers and Surveyors who want to take advantage of AutoCAD Civil 3D’s interactive, dynamic design functionality. AutoCAD Civil 3D permits the rapid development of alternatives through its model-based design tools. You will learn techniques enabling you to organize project data, work with points, create and analyze surfaces, model road corridors, create parcel layouts, perform grading and volume calculation tasks, and lay out pipe networks.

Duration: 32 hours
Prerequisites: Prior experience with AutoCAD or AutoCAD-based products (such as Autodesk Land Desktop) is a prerequisite for this course.

Revit Architecture is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way Architects think. From Preliminary Design through Design Development and into Construction Documents, the program streamlines the design process with a central 3D model. Changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, Revit Architecture necessarily a complex program. The objective of the latest Revit Architecture Fundamentals course is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. You begin by learning about the user interface and the Revit commands for design development followed by those available for construction documentation.

Duration: 32 hours
Prerequisites: An understanding of architectural terminology is an asset.

Autodesk Inventor The Complete Guide is designed to give you a solid understanding of Inventor, its features, and capabilities; from the basics through to the most advanced and complex topics. This course covers Sketching, Adding Part Features, Creating the Drawing, Presentations, and Weldments. Autodesk Inventor is a 3D parametric modeling system, offering professional-grade 3D mechanical design, documentation, and product simulation tools. With Inventor, you can create 3D digital prototypes and then use them to create drawings, visualizations, and simulations.

All Course Descriptions

Tuition: $255
Contact Hours: 16
Description: This course provides a brief and fun, hands-on introduction to drafting and AutoCAD® for individuals with no CAD background who are considering taking the Essentials class.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Tuition: $995
Contact Hours: 80
Description: An introduction to computer-aided drafting. Emphasis is placed on drawing setup, creating and modifying geometry, storing and retrieving predefined shapes, placing, rotating, and scaling objects, adding text and dimensions, using layers, coordinate systems, and plot/print to scale.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Tuition: $995
Contact Hours: 80
Description: A continuation of practices and techniques discussed in the Level I course, emphasizing advanced concepts, including drawing template files, attributed blocks, layouts and viewports, tables, external references, dynamic blocks, named views, named coordinate systems, and 3D modeling.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Certified CAD Drafter, Level 1.

Tuition: $895
Contact Hours: 40
Description: Students learn to create and edit 2D drawings using the latest release of AutoCAD®. This comprehensive and highly structured course covers: viewing and creating accurate drawings, editing existing drawings, managing object properties, creating and inserting blocks, applying dimensions, annotations, and hatch patterns, as well as plotting techniques and creating drawing templates. Emphasis is on the specifics of the tools in the software along with the necessary concepts and techniques that allow users to be productive, regardless of their drafting discipline.
Prerequisite: Basic Computer Skills and CAD Camp or prior experience with AutoCAD.

Tuition: $500
Contact Hours: 24
Description: This course is designed for the drafter, designer, engineer, or AutoCAD® user who has taken the Essentials course. This hands-on training concentrates on intermediate to advanced AutoCAD concepts and commands designed to increase productivity. Subjects covered include: productivity techniques, advanced object types, creating, using and extracting block attribute information, external references, collaboration tools, drawing standards, and menu customization, as well as an introduction to 3D modeling.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and successful completion of AutoCAD Essentials.

Tuition: $195
Contact Hours: 8
Description: This 8-hour course is designed for the industry professional. The update training covers the new features, commands and enhancements in the latest release of AutoCAD®. This lecture and hands-on course is designed so users can acquire those concepts needed to update and enhance their AutoCAD skills. Exercises cover the application of AutoCAD in a variety of industries.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and proficiency with the previous release of AutoCAD.

Tuition: $395
Contact Hours: 16
Description: This course provides experienced 2D AutoCAD users with an understanding of 3D AutoCAD®, including shading and rendering features. Content includes: basic 3D concepts, user coordinate systems, 3D viewing commands, solid model creation and editing concepts, model space and paper space concepts, producing 2D drawing sheets from 3D models, and an introduction to rendering, lights, materials, and cameras.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and successful completion of AutoCAD Essentials.

Tuition: $545
Contact Hours: 24
Description: This 24 hour course covers the essentials of Autodesk Civil 3D®. Students learn how to work with point data in Autodesk Civil 3D, how to create and analyze a surface, to develop a site, to model roads, corridors, and pipe networks, to work with survey data, and to import and export data. Hands-on exercises throughout the course explore how to create 2D and 3D production drawings.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and AutoCAD Essentials.

Tuition: $395
Contact Hours: 24
Description:
Designing Intersections & Cul-de-Sacs (8 hrs): In this session, students use Autodesk Civil 3D® to complete the engineering tasks on intersections and cul-de-sac designs. This courseware guides students through one possible design process from examination of existing site conditions to a final design solution.

Creating and Managing Plan Sets (16 hrs): This session explains the functions of the Plan Production feature; its interaction with the Vault and with data shortcut project management components of Civil 3D; and the creation of documents using the Sheet Set Manager. Other topics covered include Sheet Template creation; Matchline and Frame styles; generation of Plan; Profile; Plan & Profile sheets; and alternate uses for the Plan Production feature.
Prerequisite: Civil 3D Essentials.

Tuition: $895
Contact Hours: 40
Description: This course introduces you to the revolutionary parametric capabilities of Autodesk® Revit. As a true parametric 3D digital building modeler, Revit uses intelligent building components such as floors, walls, doors, windows, stairways, etc., rather than simple objects like lines, circles and arcs that represent building components, as in traditional CAD systems. Each component is linked through a high performance change propagation engine, allowing a single change in any model view to be propagated throughout all views, both parametrically and bi-directionally.

Students learn to use the software as an architectural design tool, then instruct the program to produce floor plans, elevations, schedules, and rendered views automatically on plotted sheets. This course covers an overview of Revit concepts including: the user interface, project set-up, designing with digital building components, producing drawing sheets, and detailing and documenting the project.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Experience in the design and/or drafting of commercial and residential buildings is helpful.

Tuition: $895
Contact Hours: 40
Description: This course provides students with the essential concepts of the SolidWorks software.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills

Tuition: $395
Contact Hours: 16
Description: This course provides students with the essential concepts of the SketchUp software.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills

Tuition: $895
Contact Hours: 40
Description: This course addresses how 3ds Max is used in various industries, such as the entertainment industry. Focus is on developing the basic skills required to navigate the program’s various modules. The student explores computer generated modelling concepts, such as parametric and primitives, spline, sub-object, mesh and patch, and NURBS. The course also covers basic lofting techniques, Boolean Operations, and introduces 3ds Max systems, such as particle systems, space warps, and forward and inverse kinematics.
The student explores basic computer generated animation and image concepts and approaches, such as scene composition, camera and lighting concepts and techniques, material mapping and placement, and rendering concepts and techniques. The course covers animation time concepts and techniques, followed by an introduction to Track View concepts and Post Processing (special effects) concepts and techniques.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.

Tuition: $895
Contact Hours: 40
Description: This 40 hour hands-on Autodesk Inventor™ course covers solids, parts and assemblies, editing of 3D models, creation of part drawings and plotting of part drawings. This course offers a comprehensive solution to those seeking to enhance their 3D design projects by incorporating Inventor’s 3D parametric feature based and adaptive technologies. It brings the designer up the learning curve from the basic 3D parametric technology to assembly modeling and finally to part drawings.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. Experience in the design and drafting of machine parts and assemblies is helpful.

Tuition: $195
Contact Hours: 16
Description: For CAD users who want to sharpen their skills in using the UNIX operating system. Topics include how to move around the command line, useful UNIX tools, how UNIX interacts with CAD systems, editing and modifying files, how systems talk to each other, and how to share files in the context of CAD design.
Prerequisite: Basic computer skills and previous AutoCAD experience.

On-Demand Courses

If you’re interested in an “On-Demand” class, or would like to take a class that you don’t see offered here, please fill out the form below to be added to our waitlist. When enough people have expressed interest in the class, we will schedule it and inform the students on our waitlist how they can register.

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