AutoCAD Essentials Online Course

Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21 – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (each day)

Online (via web-ex)


The objective if AutoCAD Essentials is to enable students to create basic 2D drawings in the AutoCAD software. Even at this fundamental level, the AutoCAD software is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you would likely encounter. Therefore learning to use it can be challenging.


AutoCAD Essentials covers the essential core topics for working with the AutoCAD Software. The teaching strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. More advanced tools are also introduced throughout the training guide. Not every command or option is covered, because the intent is to show the most essential tools and concepts, such as:

  • Understanding the AutoCAD work-space and user interface
  • using basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools
  • organizing drawing objects on layers
  • inserting reusable symbols (blocks)
  • preparing a layout to be plotted
  • adding text, hatching, and dimensions


Course will take place from Tuesday, September 19 – Thursday, September 21, 2017 (3 days)

This online course is limited to six (6) seats only.


Cost: $365.00 plus hst for members; $1095.00 plus hst for non-members

This course is subsidized by the Canada Job Grant for members of NLCA. The subsidy has been applied to the course cost already. Non-members may register at the full course cost.


How to prepare:

  • Sign up for the course
  • you will need: high speed internet; a headset or speaker phone
  • we will provide you with the temporary license for you to download and access the AutoCAD software


Gold Seal Credits: 3


To view the course outline of the content that will be covered, please click here. You can register by clicking here or clicking the button below.

Guest Speaker: IMAGINiT Technologies