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Intro to Revit
Dates and Times to be Announced!

Intro to SolidWorks
This course provides an introduction to basic 3Dimensional (3D) modeling functions and techniques. The parametric concept will be introduced. “Hands-on” class structure utilizes various 3D software applications. Topics include terminology, hardware, basic 3D modeling involving sketching and 3D feature creations, feature application and operating system functions. Students will be able to generate basic 3D parts and associated working drawings in soft and hard copy format.
It is recommended that students have basic computer skills before taking this class.

2D Autocad ARCHITECTURAL Basic (including X-reference, Viewports and Intro to Architectural theory concepts)
(½ theory 2 hour labs each class)
This course in architectural design and drafting introduces basic terminology, concepts and principles of architectural design and drawing. Topics include design considerations, lettering, terminology, and construction drawings using 2D AutoCAD. Upon completion, students should be able to draw, dimension, and specify basic residential architectural construction drawings using 2D AutoCAD.
To be successful it is required for students to have basic computer skills + Basic AutoCAD skills before taking this class.


Revit II

(1 hour theory 4 hour hands on lab)
This course in architectural design and drafting continues with advanced architectural plans, including a slant toward light commercial construction using the revit software Program. Topics include climate control plans, application of building codes, building materials and finish specifications,. Upon completion, students should be able to apply current techniques in producing advanced-level architectural plans, including residential and light commercial applications using the Revit software.
To be successful it is required for students to have basic computer skills + Basic Revit skills before taking this class.

3D GRAPHICS AND ANIMATION with SolidWorks
Upcoming dates to be announced!   
This course is designed to challenge the imagination of the student in 3-dimensional problem solving environment.  The student will be given a basic introduction to the concepts of 3D design and animation, then apply those concepts to a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to create and animate objects in a 3-dimensional environment.

ADVANCED 3D MODELING USING SOLIDWORKS
 (1 hour theory 4 hour hands on lab)
This course is designed to challenge the imagination of the student in a 3-dimensional problem-solving environment.  The student will develop to scale computer generated parts in the 3D computer environment. They will apply modeling concepts as Constraints, Photorealistic rendering, motion activated views, introduction to 3D part libraries, add-in software components, plastic model technology and simulations.
They will be introduced to the concepts of 3D design and animation, then apply those concepts to a design project. Upon completion, students should be able to create parts in 3D models, produce working drawings and understand basic simulations. Students will also print files to “.stl” format and create parts on a Direct Digital Manufacturing system or prototype.
To be successful it is required for students to have basic computer skills + Basic  & intermediate SolidWork skills before taking this class.

Basic AutoCad- New Users 
Date and Time TBA
This course provides an introduction to basic Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) functions and techniques, using “hands-on” applications. Topics include terminology, hardware, basic CADD and operating system functions, file manipulation, and basic CADD software applications in producing softcopy and hardcopy.
To be successful it is required for students to have basic computer skills before taking this class.

AutoCAD Fundamentals (AIA Credits)—Take design further. AutoCAD is one of the most sophisticated computer applications that you are likely to encounter!

Broadband Technology Program—Become certified by the Fiber Optic Association (FOA) in Premise Cabling and Fiber Optics!

SpaceTEC Certifications (Aerospace Technicians)—Calhoun offers certification readiness, skill assessments and certification testing (online and performance).

National Institute of Metalworking Skills Certification (NIMS)—Calhoun’s programs and instructors are NIMS certified, and the College is authorized to process the technician projects for NIMS certification (manual and CNC).

American Design Drafting Association (ADDA)—Calhoun’s facilities and labs are ADDA compliant.

Crane Certifications--Calhoun is authorized to proctor online certifications for crane operators, riggers and signalpersons .  These certifications are nationally recognized through the National Commission for Certifying Agency (NCCA).

Robotics & Automation Certifications—The Alabama Robotics Technology Park has the capability to credential technicians in vendor-specific certifications in areas such as suspense, painting, material handling and welding (vendors include ABB, Fanuc, Kawasaki, Kloos, Kuka, and Motoman)


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