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This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts and features of the AutoCAD (2D) computer-assisted-drafting program (both the Standard and the Electrical versions of the software). This is a hands-on course which attempts to cover as many pertinent software commands and functions as possible in order to help students, with no previous knowledge of the program, to become competent and capable operators. The exercises (which build upon each other) are designed to clearly illustrate the AutoCAD commands while reiterating industrial drawing standards. Weekly instruction will be provided through a combination of online lessons and in-class tutorial sessions. In most lessons, the student will be introduced to new CAD commands, operations and techniques followed by a specifically designed illustrative exercise that will provide the student with the necessary practice for skill development.