AutoCAD Classes Los Angeles

Learn how to design and create precise 2D and 3D models with Autodesk AutoCAD. Explore a variety of AutoCAD classes in Los Angeles to enhance your skills and gain a competitive edge in engineering, architecture, and other design industries.

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AutoCAD Mechanical Basics

D3 Technologies

This 1 day basic course will cover the following major features of AutoCAD Mechanical. -Mechancial Layer Management -Creating Geometry with Mechanical Tools -Manipulating Geometry with Mechanical Tools -Built in Standard Parts -Built in Annotations. Prerequisite ACD-001, ACD-101, or instructor approval

Thursday Oct 12th, 8am–3:30pm Mountain Time

AutoCAD Level II

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

This intermediate level class builds upon fundamental skills and guides students through creating more advanced and technical AutoCAD projects. Students will learn how to create templates with defined layouts for printing sheets by setting units, drawing limits, and using scales. Students also learn how to use the interface to complete advanced layer and block techniques. Note: This course is designed for PC users and our in-person classes are PC-only....

Tuesday Oct 17th, 6–9pm Eastern Time

 (4 sessions)


4 sessions

Introduction to AutoCAD

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

In this introductory course, you'll learn how AutoCAD can be used to create drawings that represent real objects. You'll learn the basic techniques for drawing and modifying in order to create quality drats that can be used to build real mechanical and architectural objects. This is the first day of our AutoCAD Level I 3-day class. If you'd like to learn more, layers, plotting (printing), properties, measurements, text, and other subjects will be...

Monday Oct 30th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time


Construction Drawing with AutoCad

New York City College of Technology

In this hands-on course, participants learn the fundamentals of AutoCAD 2019 to prepare 2D drawings for architecture, interior design, mechanical & structural engineering and other design fields.  Topics include: the AutoCAD drawing interface Display commands CAD tools and drawing setup, including scale coordinate systems, snaps and grips Basic draw and edit commands Layers Text Blocks  Modify commands  Plotting Printing...

Wednesday Sep 27th, 5:30–9pm Eastern Time

 (15 sessions)


15 sessions

AutoCAD Level I

Noble Desktop - Virtually Online

Master basic tools for drawing, editing, and printing with AutoCAD. Learn the fundamentals of inserting blocks, using text for annotations, and using advanced object types. This introductory course provides you with a strong foundation of basic AutoCAD skills. Beginner AutoCAD covers printing and plotting layouts and sheets, working between model space and paper space, and scaling drawings through viewports. You will learn how to insert blocks,...

Monday Oct 30th, 10am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

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AutoCAD for Electrical (ACE-001)

D3 Technologies

Review basic AutoCAD tools and commands that will help you be successful inside of AutoCAD Electrical. Object creation, Layers, Blocks and Editing commands. Prerequisite  Basic computer skills and general industry knowledge of controls design.

Thursday Oct 5th, 7–11am Mountain Time

AutoCAD Electrical PLC Development (ACE-302)

D3 Technologies

This class will build upon the tools already introduced in the previous AutoCAD Electrical classes. Students will be introduced to the three different PLC environments in AutoCAD Electrical. This class will take a deep dive into the modification and development of PLC modules in both the parametric and fixed units (full units) environment. Who should attend Designers and Cad Administrators that will be responsible for the creation of custom content...

Monday Oct 2nd, 8–11am Mountain Time

AutoCAD Level 1 (Virtual)

Technical Institute of America @ Virtual Classroom

This level 1 AutoCAD class is perfect for beginners or someone with limited experience using AutoCAD. Students will learn the fundamental commands that are used in the program. Students will learn to create drawings using a variety of shapes utilizing many of the tools and commands. Created by industry experts, students learn by doing actual drawings with our live in classroom instructors. Students are taught many commands and tools to create...

Monday Oct 2nd, 9:30am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

AutoCAD Level 2 (Virtual)

Technical Institute of America @ Virtual Classroom

This level 2 expands on the essentials portion by discussing the settings defined within a drawing file. Students will learn what drawing files are composed of and be taught how to define and control these settings within the file. They will also learn techniques to help them become more efficient as a user. At the completion of this course, the student will be able to complex drawings. Created by industry experts, students learn by doing actual...

Monday Oct 16th, 9:30am–5pm Eastern Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

AutoCAD Electrical Pneumatics & Hydraulics (ACE-303)

D3 Technologies

In this class we will learn how to create Pneumatic and Hydraulic schematics by inserting components, connecting with pipes, and cross referencing back to Electrical controls schematics. We will also go over techniques for creating your own Pneumatic and Hydraulic components with the required intelligence to get the most out of AutoCAD Electrical. Who Should Attend? Electrical Controls Designers that need to integrate Pneumatics or Hydraulics...

Friday Oct 6th, 8–11am Mountain Time

ACE-101 AutoCAD Electrical Essentials

D3 Technologies

This course provides an overview of many AutoCAD Electrical utilities designed to enable users to quickly create and manage electrical-controls production drawings. Users focus on how to build intelligent ladder diagrams and how to leverage the intelligence built into AutoCAD Electrical. Hands-on exercises representing real-world design scenarios for the NFPA (US) standard are included. Prerequisite  ACE-001 or Prior AutoCAD Experience

Thursday Oct 12th, 8am–3:30pm Mountain Time

 (2 sessions)


2 sessions

AutoCAD Electrical Administrators Customizations

D3 Technologies

ACE-401 AutoCAD Electrical Administrators Customizations This class will provide AutoCAD Electrical Administrators the tools needed to properly setup standards along with new electrical users. Students will learn how to customize and standardize their environment through templates, project files, and the electrical environment file. Prerequisite  ACE-101 AutoCAD Electrical Essentials ACE-102 AutoCAD Electrical Essentials ACE-201 AutoCAD...

Tuesday Oct 10th, 8–10am Mountain Time

AutoCAD Advanced Tools (ACD-301)

D3 Technologies

Learn more advanced techniques and tools to be more proficient with your AutoCAD software. Attach external drawings, PDFs, and images, and organize a complete project using Sheet Sets. Prerequisites: AutoCAD User Interface and Basic Drawing AutoCAD Essential Tools AutoCAD Annotation AutoCAD Layouts and Printing

Friday Nov 3rd, 8am–3:30pm Mountain Time

AutoCAD Fundamentals 2022

Kelar Pacific @ Virtual Classroom

AutoCAD Fundamentals enables you to create a basic 2D drawing in AutoCAD. All topics, including features and commands, relate to both AutoCAD and AutoCAD LT unless specifically noted otherwise in the class. The strategy is to start with a few basic tools that enable the student to create and edit a simple drawing, and then continue to develop those tools. Advanced tools such as creating reusable blocks and setting up layers, styles and templates...

Tuesday Nov 14th, 12–5:15pm Pacific Time

 (3 sessions)


3 sessions

AutoCAD Electrical Advanced Symbol Creation (ACE-301)

D3 Technologies

This class will build upon the tools already introduced in the previous AutoCAD Electrical classes. Students will be introduced to advanced methods of symbol creation. Individuals will learn skills such as creating internal jumpers to maintain wire numbers, new families, and new footprint terminal blocks. Who Should Attend? Designers and Cad Administrators that will be responsible for the creation of custom content for AutoCAD Electrical should...

Friday Nov 3rd, 7–11am Mountain Time

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Discover the Best AutoCAD Classes in Los Angeles

AutoCAD is the most popular computer-aided design (CAD) software, released by Autodesk in 1982. AutoCAD is used in various industries, including architecture, engineering, film and entertainment, urban planning, interior design, and more. Millions of professionals across the globe use AutoCAD to create, modify, and document 2D and 3D designs with precision and efficiency. 

Adding AutoCAD to your resume can help boost your salary potential and beat out the competition. In addition, gaining AutoCAD skills can enable you to start a furniture design side hustle or a fun 3D printing hobby. However you choose to use your AutoCAD skills, you can be sure several live online and in-person courses are available to meet your needs.

Best AutoCAD Classes & Schools in Los Angeles

AutoCAD for Novice Users at ONLC Training Centers, 10940 Wilshire Blvd Ste 1600, Santa Monica, California 90024 

AutoCAD for Novice Users is a 5-day course for students with little or no CAD, drafting, or architectural design experience. This class covers core topics of AutoCAD and moves on to more advanced tools, enabling students to progress from beginner to skilled users in a week. 

Prerequisites: No prior working knowledge of CAD software is required for this class. However, a working knowledge of the Windows operating system is required. For those with prior CAD, drafting, or architectural background, you can take the 3-day version of this class instead. This class is for PC users only and not designed for AutoCAD for Mac software or hardware.

Duration: Five 7-hour sessions

Cost: $2,495

AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modeling at ONLC Training Centers, 10940 Wilshire Blvd Ste. 1600, Santa Monica, California 90024 (Live training held at computer lab via remote instructor)

If you’ve already mastered AutoCAD’s 2D commands and are ready for 3D, check out AutoCAD 3D Drawing and Modeling. This hands-on course explores the main features of the advanced 3D Modeling workspace in AutoCAD. You’ll learn how to work with simple and composite solids, create sections, camera perspectives, and animations, set up drawing for 3D Prints, and more.

Prerequisites: A good working skill level in AutoCAD software is recommended (a minimum of 80 hours).

Duration: Three 7-hour sessions

Cost: $1,495

Los Angeles Industries That Use AutoCAD

California is known as a national and global leader in business, with over 50 Fortune 500 companies and the most tech companies worldwide. And did you know LA is ranked No. 6 in the world for startups? Clearly, you can’t go wrong with launching a drafting or design career in this thriving region. Here are some of the major industries in LA that use AutoCAD: 


The manufacturing sector in Los Angeles covers a wide range of industries, including automotive, aerospace, electronics, and more. AutoCAD is used extensively in manufacturing for designing components, assemblies, and production drawings. In fact, California is emerging as a leading Zero Emission Vehicles (ZEV) market in the U.S., with 55 manufacturers in the state.

Film and Entertainment 

Los Angeles is known as the entertainment capital of the world and is full of career opportunities for individuals with AutoCAD skills. Film and entertainment professionals use AutoCAD to design sets and props and to create visual effects in movies, TV shows, and theme parks. Since film and TV production accounts for over 700,000 jobs and nearly $70 billion in wages in California, this region is an ideal spot to launch a career in this field. LA’s top film and entertainment companies include Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Paramount, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Riot Games, and NBC Universal.

Interior Design

With its many wealthy inhabitants—from international celebrities to high-profile business figures—Los Angeles is brimming with career opportunities for Interior Designers. Interior Designers use AutoCAD to produce detailed images of interior spaces with design ideas for color schemes, furniture placement, and more. Several world-renowned interior design firms call LA home, including Atelier AM, Amy Sklar, Martyn Lawrence Bullard Design, and DISC Interiors.

Urban Planning and Land Development

Los Angeles is the second largest city in the U.S., with nearly 4 million residents. The Los Angeles-Anaheim-Riverside section is the largest metropolitan region in the U.S. by land area, covering almost 34,000 square miles and offering many career opportunities for Urban Planners. These professionals use AutoCAD to develop land use plans and programs that help revitalize cities. With AutoCAD, you can create comprehensive city plans, zoning maps, and transportation infrastructure designs. 

AutoCAD Jobs & Salaries in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is an ideal spot to launch a career with your AutoCAD skills. This major metropolitan area has a diverse economy with various thriving industries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the LA-Long Beach-Anaheim area of California has the third highest employment rate for Architectural and Civil Drafters of all U.S. metropolitan regions. Nearly 4,500 drafting professionals work in this area with an annual mean wage of almost $66,000 or nearly $32 per hour, which is $6,000 higher than the national average.

If you’re hoping to use your AutoCAD skills to launch a career in Interior Design, LA is the place to be. Not only is California ranked number one in the U.S. for the highest level of employment in this field, but Interior Designers in the LA-Long Beach-Anaheim area earn the second-largest salaries of all metropolitan regions. Over 8,500 Interior Designers make an annual mean wage of nearly $78,000 in the LA area—$10,000 higher than the mean national average.