Digital Design Graphics Technology

Course Descriptions - Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC)

As an Autodesk Premiere Training Center, Autodesk certified courses are offered in CAD design software made by Autodesk.  In these concentrated industry modeled classes, students receive high quality training for certificates of completion from Autodesk for the various levels of training, as well as college credits.  All Autodesk courses are taught by instructors who work in industry using Autodesk software so you are assured of receiving current, real world applicable training.

Materials
ATC Night Classes -
* Students should be prepared to pay $149.00 for a lab supplies voucher
at the bookstore prior to the 1st day of class.

The CAD supplies voucher includes: Courseware for the class, CD-ROM with copies of all files that are needed to reproduce the training, access to the large format plotters to reproduce drawings for the classes, and a copy of the AutoDesk software (academic version, normal retail value of $299 or more if bought privately).

DDGT 201 AutoCAD Level I
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning fundamentals of using the latest release of the AutoCAD software program.  The user interface, drawing aids, drawing & editing commands, layers, blocks, drawing annotation, dimensioning, and outputting drawing files to hard-copy are covered.  Repeatable for credit three times.
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 202 AutoCAD Level II
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course builds on knowledge and skills gained in DDGT 201, AutoCAD Level 1.  Topics covered include grips, object selection settings and filters, system variables, advanced line-type creation, block attributes, externally referenced files, working with raster images, dimension style families, editing dimensions, paper-space and printing, and introduction to customization and 3D drawing.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 201
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 203 AutoCAD Level III
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course builds on knowledge and skills gained in DDGT 202, AutoCAD Level II. Topics covered include customization fundamentals, creating toolbars, working with menu files, pull-down menus, image menus, working with Direct Interpretively-Evaluated String Expression Language (DIESEL), and introduction AutoLISP programming.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 202
1 UNIT  CSU

Design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features found in AutoCAD® design and documentation software, one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools.  Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D.  With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD design software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs.  It’s time to take design further.   It’s time for AutoCAD.  See more HERE.


DDGT 205 AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Rendering
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the student how to use the latest release of AutoCAD for drawing three dimensional (3D) wireframe and solid models.  Construction techniques including Boolean operations are taught as are rendering techniques including materials and lighting.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 202
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 207 3ds Max Level I
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
A beginning level course in the use of the latest release of Autodesk 3ds Max, an industry leading three-dimensional modeling and animating software application that runs on the Windows platform.  Topics covered include hardware requirements, user interface, 3D modeling, keyframes, lights and cameras, material application, and animating scenes.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommendation Preparation:  DDGT 205
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 208 3ds Max Level II
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This is the second in a two-course series in the study of Autodesk 3ds Max, an animating and rendering software program.  Topics include review 3ds Max Level 1, advanced shape editing, advanced modifier usage, animating materials, complex lofting techniques, video post, and adding audio to animations.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 207
1 UNIT  CSU

Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software provide powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing that enable artists and designers to more quickly ramp up for production.  The two versions share core technology and features, but offer differentiated experiences and specialized toolsets for game developers, visual effects artists, and graphic designers on the one hand, and architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists on the other.  See more HERE.


DDGT 211 Revit Essentials
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning essentials of using the latest releases of the Autodesk Revit software.  User interface and drawing and editing commands are covered so that the students can compose sheets to be plotted.  Repeatable for credit one time.
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 212 Revit Advanced
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches advanced Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) techniques to people using the Revit Autodesk program.  Advanced drawing, editing techniques along with advanced methods of interfacing with other programs and the creation of unique features in terms of families and advanced roof design are covered.  Repeatable for credit one time.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 211
1 UNIT  CSU

Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk® Revit® Architecture building design software helps architects and designers capture and analyze early concepts, and then better maintain designs through documentation and construction.  Enjoy a more collaborative, integrated building design process by sharing essential BIM data with your partners, and use BIM workflows to help drive more efficient sustainable design analysis, clash detection, construction planning, and material fabrication.  See more HERE.


DDGT 213 Inventor Essentials
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning fundamentals of using the latest release of the Autodesk Inventor software program.  The user interface, drawing aids, drawing & editing commands, part modeling, assembly modeling, drawing annotation, dimensioning and constraining, and outputting drawing files to hard-copy are covered.  Repeatable for credit one time.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 110
1 UNIT  CSU

DDGT 214 Inventor Advanced
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
Autodesk Inventor Advanced Part Modeling is the second in a series of courses on Inventor.  The goal of this course is to build on the skills acquired in the Inventor Introduction to Solid Modeling course to take students to a higher level of productivity designing part models in Inventor. In addition, students will learn about various drawing tools.  The course also covers creating revision and whole tables as well as custom sketch symbols which can all be added to a drawing.  With an understanding of these tools, students can begin to streamline the design and documentation process.  Repeatable for credit one time.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 213
1 UNIT  CSU

Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication.  Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products.
  • Design—Integrate all design data into a single digital model.
  • Visualize—Create a virtual representation of your final product to market it before it’s built.
  • Simulate—Digitally simulate your product's real world performance.
See more HERE.


Civil 3D
AutoCAD® Civil 3D® software, the building information modeling (BIM) solution for civil engineering, helps project teams deliver higher-quality transportation, land development, and environmental projects faster.  Explore design ideas and analyze what-if scenarios to help optimize performance before projects are built.  Extend Civil 3D model data to perform geospatial and stormwater analysis, generate quantity takeoffs, and support automated machine guidance during construction.  Civil 3D provides the BIM advantage and tools you need to deliver more innovative design solutions. See more HERE.