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Civil 3D Cert Exam Prep Class

10 Clock Hours 18 Days 10 AIA LUs

Online Dates

Grading Option






This is a seminar review course for the Civil 3D Certification Exam. No answers to the Civil 3D Certification Exam are provided, just valuable overview concepts of the types of questions which will be presented in the exam, the format for the questions and the methodology/logic behind the kinds of questions covered in the exam.

In this seminar review "Test Prep" course for the Civil 3D Certification Exam, we conduct targeted presentations, providing valuable information which includes discussing and demonstrating the numerous Civil 3D commands and concepts which have been covered throughout the Civil 3D courses at VDCI, and how they relate to the Certification Exam.

Your instructor is a licensed Civil Engineer, works with Civil 3D on a daily basis and is also an Autodesk Certified Instructor.

By the conclusion of this seminar course, students will be well versed in the kinds of topics about which they will be tested on the Civil 3D Certification Exam.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate proficiency manipulating drawing information.
  • Validate your skills and knowledge of Civil 3D.
  • Advance your competitive edge and reputation, and achieve an accepted credential which can advance your career.
  • Compare the functionality of different commands by using alternate interface methods.

AutoDesk Certification Objectives


  • Create and use object styles
  • Create and use label styles


  • Use the line and curve commands
  • Use the Transparent commands


  • Create points using the Point Creation commands
  • Create points by importing point data
  • Use point groups to control the display of points


  • Identify key characteristics of surfaces
  • Create and edit surfaces
  • Use styles and settings to display surface information
  • Create a surface by assembling fundamental data
  • Use styles to analyze surface display results
  • Annotate surfaces


  • Design a parcel layout
  • Select parcel styles to change the display of parcels
  • Select styles to annotate parcels


  • Design a geometric layout
  • Create alignments


  • Create a surface profile
  • Design a profile
  • Create a profile view style
  • Create a profile view


  • Design and create a corridor
  • Derive information and data from a corridor
  • Design and create an intersection


  • Create and analyze sections and section views


  • Design and create a pipe network


  • Design and create a grading model
  • Create a grading model feature line


  • Create a data sharing setup


  • Create a sheet set
  • Use view frames


  • Identify key characteristics of survey data
  • Use description keys to control the display of points created from survey data
  • Create a boundary drawing from field data



  • This course is a seminar-based course regarding the Civil 3D Certification Exam.
  • It is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED that students complete C3D 301 through C3D 303 before attempting the exam.
  • If students have not participated in these classes, at least six months of professional work experience using Civil 3D is recommended.


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. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.

Materials Required


  • Civil 3D


  • Mastering Autodesk Civil 3D
  • For International Students, VDCI does not ship textbooks internationally. Please click here to obtain the ISBN number and order the book from Amazon in your home country.

Can I work at my own pace?

Yes. You can work at your own pace. Each course is 18 days long. You will have two weeks and three weekends to complete the course. There are set deliverable schedules which are addressed in the course 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 two (2) On-Site Clock Hour
Students are introduced to the certification process and begin reviewing the user interface and navigating the Civil 3D environment.

Lesson 2 - Equivalent of two (2) On-Site Clock Hour
Students begin the review process by covering styles, lines and curves, points, surfaces, and parcels.

Lesson 3 - Equivalent of three (3) On-Site Clock Hour
Students review alignments, profiles, corridors, and sections.

Lesson 4 - Equivalent of three (3) On-Site Clock Hour
Students review pipe networks, grading, management and sharing, plan production, and field to finish.


Online Course Start Dates

Please click here to see the online course schedule. Online courses begin every three weeks, on a Friday and are 18-days long.

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