Check out this informative webinar recorded on April 20, 2021 with instructor Eman Al-Ali.

Course Description

This course is 56 learning hours. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

This introductory course will help students become familiar with AutoCAD, including the user interface components, workspaces, and changing the colour scheme. Additionally, students will learn about the status bar, including the AutoCAD Visual Reference Commands, tool palettes, shortcut menus, and getting help. Students will also be introduced to the basics of drawing including set-up, coordinate systems, layers, object snap, and much more. The course will conclude with a lesson focusing on editing tools.

Course Outline

  • Week 1: Orientation
  • Week 2: Introduction to AutoCAD - Part 1
  • Week 3: Introduction to AutoCAD - Part 2
  • Week 4: Drawing Basics
  • Week 5: Drawing Aids
  • Week 6: Editing Tools: Part 1

What You Will Learn

  • AutoCAD fundamentals and basic object construction
  • Using editing tools, object properties, and organization
  • Dimensioning and plotting
  • Creating architectural drawings


By enrolling in this course, you will be automatically enrolled in the Certificate in AutoCAD.

The Faculty of OLCD recommends an intermediate level of English language proficiency for the most effective learning and participation in our online and face-to-face courses. A list of the minimum recommended scores on some common English tests can be found on our website. If you have questions about your English language proficiency and ability to succeed in this course, please contact openlearning@dal.ca.

Recommended For

  • Engineers, engineering technicians, and engineering students of all disciplines
  • Architects, draftspersons, and graphic designers
  • Carpenters, furniture designers, electricians, mechanics, and steel detailers
  • Estimators and quantity surveyors

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Getting Started with AutoCAD
Online - Self-Paced
Apr 01, 2024 to Mar 31, 2025
Total Learning Hours
Instruction Delivery Method(s)
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $1,195.00
Reading List / Textbook
AutoCAD 2023 For Beginners
Author: CADFolks
Binding: Paperback
Publisher: Kishore
ISBN: 9798809532655
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