The following classes will be taught in-person at the new Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Center (AMEC). 

Students and staff visiting the AMEC shall adhere to CDC guidelines and wear face masks, practice social distancing, wash hands/use hand sanitizer, and limit number of persons in classrooms as directed.



This course is a comprehensive introduction for new AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT software users.  It incorporates the features, commands and techniques for creating, editing, annotating and printing 2D drawings with AutoCAD.  Focused applications for this level include the majority of Draw and Modify tools, Annotation tools for creating text, dimensions and leaders; Creating and Editing Block definitions; Hatching; Page setups with Layouts and titleblocks for plotting, printing and creating PDFs. This course will give the new AutoCAD user a comprehensive foundation to build upon, or update existing AutoCAD users’ skills with the latest release.

*Textbook required; click here for textbook information.

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Gaffney, BA

Next offered Fall 2023


Building on the concepts introduced in Level 1, or for the AutoCAD user looking to advance their knowledge of AutoCAD,  more advanced features, commands and techniques for production and efficiency will be integrated for creating, editing, annotating and printing drawings. Applications include Dynamic Blocks, Attributes and Fields; External References; Advanced Layer Management tools; Tables; Parametrics; and working with the Sheet Set Manager. Also, Program Customization; Aliases, Macros, and Tool Palettes, along with an introduction to 3D modeling.

*Textbook required. Visit

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Gaffney, BA

Sat, Feb 11-April 1, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

On campus: AME 134

8 Sessions: 32 hours, CEU 3.2

Course: 28342

Cost: $629


For professionals experienced in AutoCAD, a healthy knowledge of AutoCAD Civil 3D is a real resume booster and ups your appeal to prospective employers. For current engineering students, this is a great addition as you seek internship opportunities. Topics Covered: AutoCAD Civil 3D user interface, create points, point styles and label styles, work with point groups; create, edit, view and analyze surfaces, create data shortcuts, edit alignments, profiles and profile views, assemblies, corridors and intersections, cross-sections and grading solutions.

*Textbook required; click here for textbook information.

INSTRUCTOR: Anthony Gaffney, BA

15 Sessions: 30 hours, CEU 3.0

Cost: $599

Anthony Gaffney



SolidWorks is a parametric computer-aided design and engineering (CAD/CAE) solid modeling package. Learn about 2D sketching, basic and intermediate 3D functions such as sketches and splines. You will also begin advanced modeling techniques. Begin with fundamental operations in SolidWorks and progress to higher level skills necessary for any designer, drafter or engineer. Students may bring their personal laptops or a flash drive to save their work. *Textbook required; click here for info.

INSTRUCTOR: Jeff Stearns, BS

Tues, March 21-May 9, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
On campus: AME 134
8 sessions: 24 hours, CEU 2,4
Course: 28348
Cost: $529