There are 2 options for AutoCAD at LBCC. First, a single class that covers the basics of what AutoCAD is, Intro to CAD. This class is offered fall and spring terms at night and everyone is welcome to attend. Sign up early as this class fills quickly. The second AutoCAD option is the degree option for Drafting and Engineering Graphics.
Students working towards the degree begin with a basic hand drafting class as well as an AutoCAD class. It is our belief that learning the basics of what a drawing are and good presentation should not have technology get in the way, so we have an old fashioned drafting class. Hand-in-hand with that, however, is the CAD I class where the basics of AutoCAD are taught and the drafting is applied to the computer environment. Professional drawing presentation to industry standards are fully covered as well as effective and efficient use of AutoCAD.
We begin with simple single view drawings and progress into advanced single part drawings, assemblies, Paper Space, Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing and conclude in 3D AutoCAD. We use AutoCAD in multiple disciplines including mechanical, architecture, civil, structural and electrical drawings as well as customizing the AutoCAD environment for better productivity.