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

Course Description

This course is 49 learning hours inclusive of 5 hours of live sessions. It is recommended that students spend an average of 7 hours per week on this course.

The third and final course of this certificate begins with a focus on blocks, and how to create, edit, explode and insert them. Attributes and Xrefs come next, with a lesson on defining attributes, working with external references, and fading an Xref. Students will then learn about layouts, including how to draw them and create viewports in the paper space. The final two lessons focus on templates, plotting, and architectural drawings.

Course Outline

Each week has a one-hour online live session with the instructor. There is a total of five hours of live sessions in this course.

  • Week 1: Blocks
  • Week 2: Attributes and Xrefs
  • Week 3: Layouts
  • Week 4: Templates and Plotting
  • Week 5: Architectural Drawing

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
Essential Elements of Architectural Drawings
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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