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AutoCAD Level 1 (Virtual)

Master the fundamental commands and tools of AutoCAD with this beginner-friendly course at the Technical Institute of America. Learn from industry experts and gain hands-on experience creating drawings with live in-classroom instructors. Don't miss this opportunity to learn AutoCAD from great instructors without breaking the bank.

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  • 18 and older
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  • 22 hours & 30 minutes over 3 sessions

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Class 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


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.

Is this an online class or a classroom course?

This is a live in classroom course held at our New York City location.

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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.

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