Computer Aided Design

Course Points
Certificate of Attendance
Course Duration
8 weeks
Course Places
16 Places
Course Start Date
Tuesday 5th October at 6.30pm

Course Summary

This 8-week course will provide learners with a solid introduction to CAD and equip them with the knowledge and skills to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD.

Important notice about this course

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THIS COURSE WILL RUN AS AN ONLINE COURSE DURING THE AUTUMN SEMESTER.

This 8-week course will provide learners with a solid introduction to CAD and equip them with the knowledge and skills to create and modify drawings using AutoCAD. Having a computer-aided design education can create a lot of business opportunities. A business with CAD design training and experience can find work in many industries, from interior design and product design to engineering and architecture.

The aim of this course is to enable participants to develop basic skills in an AutoCAD environment.

→ Understanding the AutoCAD Interface


→ Creating, Opening and Saving Drawings

 

→ Drawing and Modification Commands


→ Co-ordinate Systems - Absolute, Relative and Polar as well as Direct Distance Entry


→ Layers, Text, Dimensions

One class of two and half hours per week for 8 weeks (6.30pm-9.00pm)

CAD technicians are employed by companies and organisations in various sectors, e.g. construction, electrical, piping, structural and mechanical engineering, manufacturing, woodwork and metalwork, local authorities and architectural consultants. They generally work as part of an engineering, design or development team to produce the detailed 2D drawings required at the various stages of a project’s design and implementation. They work closely with architects, engineers, project managers, technicians, suppliers, quantity and building surveyors and clients.

Applicants should have basic computing skills.

This course is for people who have an interest in commencing a career as a CAD technician. It offers participants the opportunity to develop knowledge, skills and competencies in computer aided draughting and design. There is no requirement to have any previous CAD knowledge.

Jane Smyth (Lecturer, Lifelong Learning Centre)
Email: jane.smyth@dkit.ie

Course ID E07
Course Type Flexible & Professional
Study Mode Part-Time
Duration 8 weeks
Fees €200.00
Starting Date Tuesday 5th October at 6.30pm
School School of Engineering
Department Built Environment
Credits Certificate of Attendance
Awarding Body Dundalk Institute of Technology
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