A Nationally Accredited Educational Institution

CAD & Project Management

$425.00
20 Clock Hours 18 Days 28 AIA LUs

Location

Online Dates

Grading Option

Textbooks

Prerequisites

Computer Hardware Requirements

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Overview

This online AutoCAD course teaches students important skill sets to help them succeed as CAD and Project Managers, how to set up the AutoCAD environment for their office, how to successfully manage CAD projects and how to update/adapt “inherited projects” to conform with office CAD standards.

Your instructor is an Autodesk Certified Instructor and also an experienced Senior Project Manager who uses AutoCAD on a daily basis, manages numerous staff on CAD projects, creating construction documents for commercial, educational and residential projects.

VDCI encourages a strong online engagement between you, your instructor and your classmates. You will participate in group discussion forums, connect with your instructor and message your classmates. You are also invited to join us in the VDCI Student Lounge, where our instructors, staff, current students and alumni share information and help one another.

In this online AutoCAD training class you will learn a lot about how to manage a CAD Project. You will learn a whole lot about how to serve as an excellent CAD Manager. This course teaches people the skills to succeed as a CAD and a Project Manager.


Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate understanding of the technical and managerial skills required to succeed as a CAD and Project Manager.
  • Organize the AutoCAD User Interface to optimize productivity and standards for an office.
  • Use office standard file naming and file organization.
  • Master an understanding of the National CAD Standards.
  • Convert “an inherited CAD project” into a format which supports the National CAD Standards and Office CAD Standards.

Intended Audience

An intermediate/advanced level course for professional designers, architects, CAD technicians and others seeking professional advancement through acquiring effective CAD and Project Management skills. 


Grading

Class participants will receive a grade based on their competency proven in the assessments (quizzes and tests) and their participation in the discussion forums.

Class grades will be determined by the total number of points achieved in the following categories:


Discussion Forums 10%
Midterm 20%
Reading Assessments 30%
Final 40%

Final grades are determined using the following scale:


Letter Grade Percent Grade Points
A+ 98 - 100 4.00
A 94 - 97 3.67
A- 90 - 93 3.50
B+ 87 - 89 3.33
B 83 - 86 3.00
B- 80 - 82 2.67
C+ 77 - 79 2.33
C 73 - 76 2.00
C- 70 - 72 1.67
D+ 67 - 69 1.33
D 63 - 66 1.00
D- 60 - 62 0.67
F 0 - 59 0.00

The weighted values will be summed into total points achieved.


Open Labs

Open labs are available for use in completing homework assignments and for additional "practice time" for all of our students who are within a convenient driving distance of our San Diego campus.

There is an additional cost for technical support setting up your computer system loading the Autodesk software, if you need that additional support. Please contact our Program Manager at 619-758-9300 or learn@vdci.edu to receive that information.


AutoDesk Certification Objectives

DRAW OBJECTS PROFESSIONALLY

  • Draw lines and rectangles
  • Draw Circles, Arcs, and Polygons

DRAW WITH ACCURACY

  • Use object-snap tracking

MODIFY OBJECTS

  • Move and copy objects
  • Rotate and scale objects
  • Create and use arrays
  • Trim and extend objects
  • Offset and mirror objects
  • Use grip editing
  • Fillet and chamfer objects

USE ADDITIONAL DRAWING TECHNIQUES

  • Draw and edit polylines
  • Apply hatches and gradients

ORGANIZE OBJECTS

  • Change object properties
  • Alter layer assignments for objects
  • Control layer visibility
  • Assign properties by object or layer
  • Manage layer properties

REUSE EXISTING CONTENT

  • Work with blocks
  • Manage block attributes
  • Reference external drawings and images

ANNOTATE DRAWINGS

  • Add and modify text
  • Use dimensions

LAYOUTS AND PRINTING

  • Create layouts
  • Use viewports
  • Set printing and plotting options

Certification / Accreditation

  • Autodesk Course e-certificate: The VDCI onsite and online courses are approved by Autodesk.
  • cadteacher/VDCI is an Authorized Autodesk Training Center (ATC).
  • State of California Approval - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are approved by the State of California's Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE) for both online and onsite learning.
  • National Accreditation - Our individual courses, training bundles and technology certificate programs are nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET). All of our courses are regulated and reviewed by the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
  • Autodesk Professional Certification Exams: For many of their software programs, Autodesk offers User and Professional Certification Exams which test your skills and knowledge. VDCI strongly encourages our students to take the exams and to become Certified Autodesk Professionals. As an Autodesk Certified Professional, you can enhance your credibility and can accelerate your professional development. Many employers insist on hiring Autodesk Certified Professionals.

Course Prerequisites

  • Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment.
  • The equivalent of CAD 101, CAD 201, CAD 301 and CAD 302 or six months working with AutoCAD in the professional environment.

Computer Hardware Requirements

Materials Required

Software

  • AutoCAD

Textbook

  • Mastering AutoCAD

Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.

If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.

Downloads

Free Access to the Software

Free Access to the Software While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Syllabus

Free Access to the Software

While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. The software provided will either be downloaded directly onto your machine or you will access the software on one of our Virtual Servers. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth. It is also very important, if you are accessing our Virtual Servers, that you pay special attention to the MP4 and PDF guidance provided regarding saving your project files (datasets) onto your local machine.

Discussion Forums

There are two discussion forums for the course, the Student Forum and the Graded Forum.

The Student Forum is for you to interact with your fellow classmates, to discuss issues you are having, and get to know one other much like you would in a classroom environment.

The Graded Discussion Forum requires an initial post and a response to another student. These will be part of your final grade.  Your initial discussion post is due Monday, one week from the beginning of class, by 11:55pm Pacific Time. Your second discussion post must be a response to another student, and it is due by the end of the course.

VDCI Student Lounge

The VDCI Student Lounge is open to all VDCI Students and Alumni. In the Student Lounge, you are welcome to ask general questions to your VDCI colleagues. Instructors and VDCI staff regularly chime in. This is a great center of engagement for our VDCI community.

Course Lessons

Students will receive a detailed syllabus once they are enrolled in the course.

Lesson 1 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Introducing CAD and Project Management by a recognized professional in the industry.

  • CLASS PROJECT: CAD and CAD Project Management

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students focus on the CAD Management aspects of standardizing the installation of AutoCAD.

  • CLASS PROJECT: Assuming the responsibility for an existing CAD Project and adapting/adjusting it to conform with appropriate office project/file management standards.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students cover the National CAD Standards.

  • CLASS PROJECT: National CAD Standards, File Naming

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of Five (5) On-Site Clock Hours
Students receive and correct an existing project by organizing the project drawing files to conform with office file management standards. >

  • CLASS PROJECT: Project Organization, Hierarchy of Files, File Management, Organizing your Deliverables, XREF Management, Full vs Relative XREF Path
  • Schedule

    ONLINE

    cadteacher / vdci online course – ALL COURSES

    2019 Quarter 1
    Mar 08 - Mar 25, 2019 ONLINE
    Mar 29 - Apr 15, 2019 ONLINE
    Quarter 2
    Apr 19 - May 06, 2019 ONLINE
    May 10 - May 27, 2019 ONLINE
    May 31 - Jun 17, 2019 ONLINE
    Jun 21 - Jul 8, 2019 ONLINE
    Quarter 3
    Jul 12 - Jul 29, 2019 ONLINE
    Aug 02 - Aug 19, 2019 ONLINE
    Aug 23 - Sep 09, 2019 ONLINE
    Sep 13 - Sep 30, 2019 ONLINE
    Quarter 4
    Oct 04 - Oct 21, 2019 ONLINE
    Oct 25 - Nov 11, 2019 ONLINE
    Nov 15 - Dec 02, 2019 ONLINE
    Dec 06 - Dec 23, 2019 ONLINE
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