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AICO 1000 - AutoCAD 1

Computer Aided Design & Engineering Part-time Studies Course

School of Energy

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the fall 2021 term as informed by BC Public Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.

Prerequisite(s)

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and basic drafting knowledge.

Credits

3.0

Cost

$781.42 - $792.85 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below are two offerings of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 35396

Thu Sep 16 - Thu Dec 09 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 16 - Dec 09 Thu 18:30 - 21:45 Online

Instructor

James Bartz

Course Outline

Cost

$781.42

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. No class on September 30th (National Day for Truth and Reconciliation) & November 11th - Remembrance Day. PLEASE NOTE: This is an instructor-led section that will be delivered ONLINE. 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. BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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.

In Progress and Full

CRN 30880

Sat Oct 23 - Sat Nov 20 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 23 - Nov 20 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2625

Instructor

Sahar Banisoltan

Course Outline

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  1. Please purchase the required textbook prior to the first class as the BCIT Bookstore is not open on Saturdays - www.bcit.ca/bookstore/ BCIT reserves the right to cancel courses. In the event of a part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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.

In Progress

Winter 2022

Below are six offerings of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 10510

Sat Jan 08 - Sat Feb 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 05 Sat 08:30 - 15:30 Online
Feb 12 Sat 08:30 - 11:30 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to 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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 10513

Mon Jan 10 - Wed Feb 16 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 16 Mon/Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2625

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 10519

Mon Jan 10 - Fri Jan 14 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Jan 14 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2625

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 88341

Thu Jan 13 - Thu Mar 24 11 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 13 - Mar 24 Thu 18:30 - 21:45 Online

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Please note: The delivery format for this course changed from in-person/in-class to 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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 10512

Mon Feb 07 - Fri Feb 11 5 Days

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 07 - Feb 11 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2625

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

CRN 10524

Sat Feb 26 - Sat Mar 26 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 26 - Mar 26 Sat 08:30 - 16:30 BBY SW03 Rm. 2625

Instructor

TBD

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$792.85

Notes

  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 part-time studies course cancellation, you will be notified at least two business days prior to the course start. Please ensure that your contact information is current.

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

Related Programs

AICO 1000 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Operations Management (Facilities Management Option)
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Construction and the Environment

  1. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Civil Technology
    Part-time   Certificate

School of Energy

  1. Computer Aided Design (CAD) Technology
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

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