Course: Computer Aided Draughting (2D) using AutoCAD - QQI Level 5
Category: Computing and Photography
Approx. Start Date: Tuesday 12 February
(Applicants will receive confirmation of actual start date by letter and text)

The purpose of this course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use computer technology as a design tool and a presentation medium. 

Upon completion of the course, learners will be able to: 
1. Analyse key features and characteristics of computer hardware and software in relation to computer-aided draughting 
2. Interpret key terminology, commands and icons associated with computer-aided draughting 
3. Discuss the contribution of technology as a design tool 
4. Use appropriate drawing commands to create a range of two dimensional geometrical constructions to include lines, poly-lines, splines, arcs and circles 
5. Use a range of editing commands to modify existing constructions 
6. Create, insert and edit a variety of blocks, layers and templates 
7. Employ appropriate techniques to customise a drawing in order to plot a page set-up and layouts 
8. Apply a range of labelling techniques to include hatching, text and dimensioning 
9. Modify the properties of a drawing to include application of line-type, line-weights, colours and scales 
10. Customise and restore default drawing tool settings 
11. Suggest health and safety initiatives aimed at reducing the risks associated with use of digital technology.
Tutor: TBA
Fee: €220
Duration: 10 weeks
Start Date: 2019-00-00
Start/End Time: 0:00 - 0:00
Day: Tuesday evenings