What kinds of jobs can I get with AutoCAD?
There are many jobs that use AutoCAD, with varying salaries. Job positions requiring AutoCAD software include project managers, mechanical engineers, and CAD drafters. The average project manager salary is $97,180, the average mechanical engineer salary is $90,160, and the average CAD drafter salary is $57,960.
Other job positions that require AutoCAD proficiency and offer competitive salaries based on data from Payscale include:
- Electrical engineer (average salary of $100,830)
- Industrial designer (average salary of $88,950)
- Civil engineer (average salary $88.750)
- Architect (average salary of $82,320)
- Urban planner (average salary of $75,950)
What’s the difference between the AutoCAD Certified User and the AutoCAD Certified Professional exams?
If you are looking to get your AutoCAD certification, you may be considering both the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) exam and the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting (ACP) exams. The ACU exam is great for designers who can display basic proficiency, while individuals who possess advanced skills and can solve complex design or workflow challenges may opt for the ACP exam. The content of this course will prepare you for both exams. The voucher included with the cost of your enrollment is for the ACU exam.
Does this course prepare you for a certification?
Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified User (ACU) exam and the Autodesk AutoCAD Certified Professional (ACP) in AutoCAD for Design and Drafting exam. The voucher included with the cost of your enrollment is for the ACU exam.
When can I start this course?
This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course whenever you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.
Can I register for courses if I am an international student?
Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.
How long does it take to complete this course?
After you register, you will receive 6 months to complete the course. The time allotted for completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours.
What if I don't have enough time to complete the course within the time frame provided?
The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact the student advising team to see what options you may have available to work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.
What kind of support will I receive?
The course instructor will be available by email to answer any questions and provide feedback on your performance. Occasionally, your course may be supported by a team of industry experts. You will also receive support from the student advising team.
What happens when I complete the course?
Upon successfully passing the final exam, you will be awarded a certificate of completion from the school or organization that you registered through.
Am I guaranteed a job?
ed2go courses will help you gain the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. However, you should always research the job market in your area before enrolling.
Can I get financial assistance?
ed2go courses are non-credit, so they do not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA, and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards may provide funding to take our courses. Additionally, you may qualify for financial assistance if you meet certain requirements. Learn more about financial assistance.
How can I get more information about this course?
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