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Course details

The first step in using computer aided design (CAD) software requires a solid foundation of the user interface, commands and features of the CAD software. This intensive, hands-on course prepares the student with the knowledge and skills necessary for creating a basic 2D working drawing using AutoCAD. Topics include CAD concepts, file management, the viewing, drawing, and editing of drawings as well the placement of text and dimensions onto a drawing layout in preparation for plotting. The expectation is that students are proficient in the use of a computer including file and folder management. Students should also be familiar with the fundamentals of technical drawing.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$771.21 - $809.96 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below are six offerings of AICO 1000 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 10524

Duration

Sat Feb 25 - Sat Mar 25 (5 weeks)

  • 5 weeks
  • CRN 10524
  • $809.96
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 25 - Mar 25 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2625
Instructor

Sahar Banisoltan

Course outline

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Cost

$809.96

Important information
  1. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

CRN 10510

Duration

Sat Jan 07 - Sat Feb 11 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 10510
  • $771.21
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 07 - Feb 04 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Online
Feb 11 Sat 08:30 - 11:30 Online
Instructor

Kamal Pohar

Course outline

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Cost

$771.21

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course is ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for information on obtaining access to the required software and the required AICO 1000 Learning Guide. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 10517

Duration

Tue Jan 10 - Tue Mar 21 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 10517
  • $771.21
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Mar 21 Tue 18:30 - 21:45 Online
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$771.21

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course is ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for information on obtaining access to the required software and the required AICO 1000 Learning Guide. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Cancelled

This course offering has been cancelled. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 10513

Duration

Wed Jan 11 - Wed Feb 15 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 10513
  • $809.96
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 15 Mon, Wed 18:30 - 21:45 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2625
Instructor

Judy Shandler

Course outline

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Cost

$809.96

Important information
  1. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 88341

Duration

Thu Jan 12 - Thu Mar 23 (11 weeks)

  • 11 weeks
  • CRN 88341
  • $771.21
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 12 - Mar 23 Thu 18:30 - 21:45 Online
Instructor

James Bartz

Course outline

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Cost

$771.21

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course is ONLINE DELIVERY for the Winter term. This is an instructor-led online course. Upon registration, please visit the Learning Hub (learn.bcit.ca) for information on obtaining access to the required software and the required AICO 1000 Learning Guide. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

In Progress and Full

This course offering is in progress and full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

CRN 10512

Duration

Mon Feb 13 - Fri Feb 17 (5 days)

  • 5 days
  • CRN 10512
  • $809.96
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 13 - Feb 17 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30 Burnaby SW03 Rm. 2625
Instructor

Judy Shandler

Course outline

View

Cost

$809.96

Important information
  1. Please purchase any required course material such as textbooks prior to the first class - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ (The Bookstore is closed on Saturdays and Sundays). Note: BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings, subscribe to receive email updates or contact us with your comments or questions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Use the AutoCAD interface to access commands and files.
  • Discuss the importance of file management when using CAD software.
  • Access the on-line help system and user documentation.
  • Setup drawings and establish initial drawing settings.
  • Change the drawing display using View commands.
  • Use layers effectively to manage object properties.
  • Establish CAD standards.
  • Create a new drawing using a template file.
  • Create 2D drawings using the Draw commands.
  • Edit drawings with the Modify commands.
  • Use effective CAD construction techniques to ensure data accuracy and integrity.
  • Use Inquiry tools to verify accuracy of CAD constructions.
  • Define text styles and create text to accepted standards.
  • Layout a single viewport drawing using a standard scale.
  • Place basic dimensions using annotative scale.
  • Insert blocks to place complex objects as a single entity.
  • Place hatch patterns.
  • Print or plot a 2D drawing.

Effective as of Fall 2015

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