Course Description

RISD CE AutoCAD course

To stay competitive, interior design and architecture professionals need proficiency in computer-aided drafting (CAD) skills for drafting and design layouts. Autodesk's AutoCAD and AutoCAD Architecture, along with other CAD programs like Google's SketchUp, have become industry standard. Through lectures, demonstrations and hands-on experience, students learn to use these visualization and productivity software tools to take a project from initial design to a finished two-dimensional plot. Dimensioning, standard drafting and commonly used detailing procedures are followed. Note: It is recommended that students complete the prerequisite of "Drafting + Rendering for Interiors" or have equivalent experience before registering for this course.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $455.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 20, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Aug 01, 2023 to Oct 25, 2023
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Oct 30, 2023 to Dec 10, 2023
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For most classes, the cost is under $125 (estimate). A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course requires access to AutoCAD. Please visit the AutoCAD website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

All instruction will be in the Windows platform. While AutoCAD is available for Mac, it is strongly advised that students use Windows. Mac users can download Windows for Mac.

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