The course is essentially hands-on with each student using a workstation which reflects closely those presently used in industry. The study of AutoCAD drafting capabilities will enable you to represent components, arrangements and building layouts in two dimensional views.
- Using a layering system and different line type styles
- Producing isometric drawing within the 2D environment
- Using complex dimensioning routines
- Using different drawing spaces and complex multi-viewing areas
- Producing hard copies of drawing
All 16-19 year olds on full-time programmes will be required to retake GCSE English and Maths or to undertake Functional Skills, if they have not already attained the equivalent of a GCSE grade C in these subjects, every year of their course, until they complete their studies.
The course is suitable for those in architecture, building services, civil engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, hydraulic/pneumatic engineering, mechanical engineering, production engineering and all those wishing to gain or extend their CAD qualifications.
Highly experienced tutors from industry delivering teaching using purpose-built facilities with the latest industry standard autoCAD software.
How you'll learn and be assessed
The course is essentially hands-on with each student using a work station which reflects closely those presently used in industry.
Computer-Aided Design 3D City and Guilds 7579-03 (units 302 and 311).
This is a part-time qualification, which could be undertaken whilst studying another full-time programme at the College. You must be computer literate and some knowledge of CAD would be useful. An understanding of how to read and produce orthographic and isometric drawings will be necessary.
Access to a computer capable of running AutoCAD would be an advantage as free educational version of software can be made available for external study.