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AutoCAD Level 1

Learn the fundamental commands and tools of AutoCAD in this beginner-friendly course at the Technical Institute of America. Gain hands-on experience with live in-class instructors and create drawings using a variety of shapes and techniques. Perfect for those looking to become proficient in AutoCAD without breaking the bank.

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  • 545 8th Ave, New York, NY
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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this autocad class:

This level 1 AutoCAD class is perfect for beginners or someone with limited experience using AutoCAD. Students will learn the fundamental commands that are used in the program. Students will learn to create drawings using a variety of shapes utilizing many of the tools and commands.

Created by industry experts, students learn by doing actual drawings with our live in classroom instructors. Students are taught many commands and tools to create drawings fast and easy. Our instructors will make sure no one is left behind.

If your goal is to learn AutoCAD from great instructors without breaking the bank this course is for you.

Course Outline

Lesson 1 – Getting Acquainted with AutoCAD

  • Exploring the Interface
  • Working with the Ribbon/Tabs/Panels
  • Learning about the Drawing Tools.
  • Working with the Applications Browser
  • Understanding AutoCAD’s Help features.

Lesson 2 – Basic Drawing Commands and Tools

  • Drawing Lines
  • Using Drawing Tools to create accurate geometry.
  • Creating Circles and Arcs
  • Working with Object Snaps (OSNAP)
  • Creating Rectangles
  • Drawing and Editing Polylines

Lesson 3 – Basic Copying Commands

  • Moving and Copying Objects 
  • Creating Multiple copies using the Array Command How to use the Mirror Command 
  • Creating parallel copies with the Offset Command

Lesson 4 – Modifying objects in your drawing

  • Deleting portions of objects by using the Trim Command
  • Lengthening objects with the Extend Command
  • Using Stretch to increase the length of overall objects
  • Rounding corners using the Fillet Command
  • Beveling edges with the Chamfer Command
  • Modifying the size of objects with the Scale Command.

Lesson 5 – Annotating your drawing

  • Adding Dimensions to geometry
  • Adding notes using the Multiline Text command
  • Adding notes using the Single line Text command.
  • Working with Multi Leaders.
  • Editing tools for dimensioning and text.

Lesson 6 – Applying Hatch Patterns to geometry

  • Issuing the Hatch Command
  • Understanding the Hatch Ribbon
  • How to edit existing Hatch objects.

Lesson 7 – Working with Layers and their Properties

  • The Layer Properties Manager
  • Creating New Layers
  • Assigning Properties to Layers

Lesson 8 – Working with Layers

  • Controlling the status of layers using Freeze, Off, Lock, Isolate.
  • Creating Layer States

Lesson 9 – Defining settings for layouts and intro to Plotting

  • Creating various sheets to plot (Layouts)
  • Learning how to set the scale for the drawing
  • Creating multiple Viewports for displaying multiple scaled views of the model
  • How to modify viewport scale and lock into place.

Lesson 10 – Intro to Paperspace and  Modelspace

  • Understanding Paperspace and Modelspace
  • Controlling Layers within each Viewport
  • Creating custom sheet sizes using the Page Setup Manager
  • Copying and Deleting Layouts

What does the AutoCAD Level 1 training course include?

  • 100% hands-on training. Every student gets their own computer to follow along.
  • Most affordable AutoCAD class. Many vendors offer the same course for more than double the cost.
  • #1 AutoCAD class in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
  • Learn tricks that will separate you from the average AutoCAD user.
  • Conveniently located in Midtown Manhattan, 2 blocks from Penn Station.
  • Expert Autodesk Certified Instructor with more than 10 years of experience using and teaching AutoCAD.
  • Retake this course free for up to 1 year. Sign up for 1 class and you can retake it as much as you like for up to 1 year.
  • 3 full days of training (24 hours in total).
  • Courses are taught using the latest AutoCAD.
  • The course will include a comprehensive guide with step by step directions and a certificate at the end, showing that you attended the class.
  • No hidden fees

FAQ

What materials does the course comes with?

The courses will come with a great textbook, which is yours to keep.

Can I retake the class if I need to?

Yes you can, as long as we have an available seat in our upcoming class. You can come back and retake the course as many times as you like for up to 1 year.

Refund Policy

Cancellation made up to 8 business days prior to the start of the class will receive a refund.

  • Refunds will not be given to anyone who has taken the whole or part of the class.
  • Refunds will not be given for any cancellations made 7 business days prior to the start of the class or on the day of the class.
  • Refunds will not be given for anyone that does not show up on the day of the class.

All refunds will be charged a 15% processing fee.

Rescheduling is permitted 2 business days prior to the start of the class.

Students must attend 80% or more of class total duration to receive a Certificate of Completion.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Technical Institute of America (632)

(4.2-star rating across 632 reviews)
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Anonymous review on 3/16/2023
    I felt the class was very informative. I would’ve liked more workshop time to practice the skills that we learned to help it sink in and have some more hands-on experience.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Nico B. on 11/3/2022
    The teacher was fantastic. He gave thorough, succinct descriptions of the commands within the AutoCAD software, interspersed with folksy bromides and the anecdotes of an entertaining life. Enjoyed the class and learned a lot. Thanks!
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Cailey D. on 9/16/2021
    Joe was an outstanding teacher! Very engaging, incredibly experienced & the energy of the class was very positive. He has some funny stories that he will share throughout the class as well. I would highly recommend this class for anyone wanting to begin their AutoCad education. Hoping to come back for level 2 or to attend remotely soon.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by mary o. on 11/16/2020
    Pretty good overview. Small class - if you aren't great at learning software, you should take more than once.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Atara F. on 3/5/2020
    Class was so easy to follow and Joe was amaizng!
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Anonymous review on 2/6/2020
    Joe was a great instructor and really made the class easy to follow and the program understandable.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Anonymous review on 12/5/2019
    Joe was great, learned a lot!
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Dianne C. on 10/10/2019
    This course was GREAT with an amazing teacher, I highly recommend it. AutoCAD is such an intimidating program but Joe D was able to articulate everything you needed to know so well that it put me at ease. The pace of the class was great, he made sure to ask questions that kept you thinking while keeping you engaged. Joe mentioned he'd been teaching AutoCAD for 30+ years but after three days I could swear he birthed this program, that's how deep his knowledge goes. What truly impressed me was how he seems to know everything about CAD and is still wants to know more. E.g. I had mentioned I was going to be using AutoCAD for Mac and he even asked if I could just let him know what the differences are. Wow That's an educator! I'm eager to learn more from him and so I've just signed up for the next Level 2 course I can take.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Jessica M. on 9/12/2019
    I really loved this class! As someone who has long been intimidated by CAD, I was so pleasantly surprised to pick up so much, so quickly with the help of our instructor, Joe D. Joe is hilarious, smart, and the boy does the man KNOW CAD! I don’t mean he understands it, he knows the software inside and out, buoyed by 30+ years of using it in professional and academic settings. He teaches in a way that helps develop skills and techniques that are marketable because he also teaches to professionals in the “real world”. He has fun teaching, which means you have fun learning, which means you learn a lot. Simple as that. This class is 110% worth it. Highly, highly recommend.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Alexandra K. on 7/18/2019
    Joe is a great teacher!! He made AutoCAD really simple and easy to understand. Joe was also super helpful with any questions from students!
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Edwin H. on 5/9/2019
    Great instructor!
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Katie V. on 4/11/2019
    Joe’s an excellent teacher
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Anonymous review on 2/7/2019
    Joe was excellent! Would highly recommend him. He was patient, engaging and made the course fun.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Iyad i. on 2/7/2019
    Joe the instructor was awesome. He made the class fun and no so monotone. Will recommend this course to others.
  • AutoCAD Level 1

    Reviewed by Matthew D. on 1/11/2019
    Instructor is very thorough and, just as importantly, very experienced in AutoCAD. He goes over each concept a few times, so if you get lost, just follow what he does and when he explains it again, you’ll catch up. He is still also very responsive to questions. As a previous user of AutoCAD, I still learned a lot of tips and tricks to increase productivity.
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Review Summary by CourseHorse

Students who took the AutoCAD Level 1 class found it to be informative and helpful in developing their skills and understanding of the program. They appreciated the thoroughness of the teacher in explaining the commands and concepts within. The instructor, Joe, received high praise for his engaging teaching style, extensive experience, and ability to make the class enjoyable. Students mentioned that Joe's knowledge of AutoCAD was deep and that he made the program understandable. They also mentioned that he was responsive to questions and provided real-world examples. Over, most found the class to be worthwhile and would recommend it to others. Quotes: 1. "Joe was an outstanding teacher! Very engaging, incredibly experienced & the energy of the class was very positive." 2. "AutoCAD is such an intimidating program but Joe D was able to articulate everything you needed to know so well that it put me at ease." 3. "I really loved this class! As someone who has long been intimidated by CAD, I was so pleasantly surprised to pick up so much, so quickly with the help of our instructor, Joe D."

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Hello, will they provide us with computers? Or do we have to bring our own?
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Since the classes are remote, how do we access the auto cad software on our home pcs?
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Does this class cover 3D modeling?
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Hello, I would like to know if this class design for students who never have experience in AUTOCAD at all? Is it on PC /Mac? Can I choose the MAC class? Thank you.
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Hi there, this level 1 AutoCAD class is perfect for beginners or someone with limited experience using AutoCAD. If your goal is to learn AutoCAD from great instructors without breaking the bank this course is for you. This class is taught on PC and computers are provided.
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Do you bring your own laptop? How will the course be taught- using a PC or MAC?
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I would bring flash drive, sometimes it took longer to work on some projects and we saved them for next week... I took Sunday all day classes.
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Hello, I'd like to know if international students can study this course? Thanks
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Do you provide any certification after completing the class?
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Is the AutoCAD Software provided on-site or do you have to bring a laptop with the program installed?
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I already have decent CAD experience with another program- Vectorworks, but have never used AutoCAD. Should I go with this intro course or look for an intermediate one?
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Hi, Can you send me a phone number? I would like to register for AutoCAD curse, but before I would like to ask few questions?
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Does this class provide us with Autodesk for our personal computers or some sort of discount towards the program?
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Hi, is this class suitable for someone who has no experience with AutoCAD?
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What materials must I supply for autocad level 1?
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Is this class for PC or for Mac?
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3 sessions means 3 days of classes or in in one day three sessions.
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