6 Classes (no classes March 2-6, 2020 for Reading Week) 

Time: 5:30-7pm

Dates: February 5, 12, 19, 26 | March 11, 18 (Wednesdays) 

Location: Burnside Hall, Room 1B23 (805 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6)

Price: $65.00

Course Description: Learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD, the industry-leading computer-aided design (CAD) software! Develop professional skills and techniques needed to produce high quality 2D and 3D designs through hands on exercises that explore various techniques and drawing commands. This course is designed to be an introduction to computer aided design through the use of AutoCAD software. Topics covered include general setup of model space; layer management, basic drawing commands, advanced commands, dimensions and text, page setup and plotting, and creating blocks. Time permitting topics could include templates, 3D design, and dynamic blocks. Emphasis will be placed on how to work with AutoCAD efficiently throughout the course.

About the Instructor: Marci Morgan has a diploma and a degree in structural engineering and is currently working towards a Masters Degree in structural engineering at Concordia University. She’s been using AutoCAD since 2010 for various projects relating to work, school, and even some tattoo art! Marci has been working with AutoCAD since 2010/2011 while obtaining her civil engineering technologist diploma. She continued to work with AutoCAD after college in her role as an assistant project coordinator. In 2013 she returned to university to finish her structural engineering degree where she used AutoCAD intermittently for various projects. Today Marci works for PERI Formwork Systems as the Technical Specialist for PERI Canada, using AutoCAD in her day-to-day life for work and personal use.

Materials Required:

  • Laptop
  • AutoCAD Program (Autodesk offers a free student version of the software)
  • Wireless Mouse/Pad.

Suggested Materials:

  • Notebook and pencil (if desired). 

Required Knowledge: 

  • A basic understanding of how to read engineering or construction drawings is an asset, as well as the ability to use Windows based computers confidently.