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DIGITAL DESIGN GRAPHICS TECHNOLOGY
Napa Valley College • Bldg. 3900
Gary Strommen Program Coordinator
(707) 256-7526 • Contact Gary Strommen
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Course Descriptions
(ATC Fee-Based Courses)

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As an Autodesk Premiere Training Center, Autodesk certified courses are offered in CAD design software made by Autodesk.  In these concentrated industry modeled classes, students receive Certificates of Training from Autodesk for the various levels of training.  All Autodesk courses are taught by instructors who work in industry using Autodesk software so you are assured of receiving current, real world applicable training.

 
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Students should be prepared to pay $495.00 for Fee - Based courses.  Lab fees and materials included in price.-->

Regardless of class title, all classes utilize the latest release of Autodesk products

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The CAD supplies voucher includes:  Courseware for the class, CD-ROM with copies of all files that are needed to reproduce the training, access to the large format plotters to reproduce drawings for the classes, and access to a three year academic trial of the AutoDesk software.

The Digital Design Graphics Technology evening certificate courses have been restructured and are now fee based.  Here is the following information regarding these classes:
  • Our fee based courses will only require a minimum enrollment of ten students per course.  This will allow greater flexibility with our course offerings and hopefully prevent class cancellations due to low enrollment.  The campus minimum requirement is currently twenty students per class for non-fee based courses.

  • Fee based courses are no longer for credit but students will still receive an Autodesk Certificate of Training upon successful completion of the course.

  • Fee based courses cost $341.00 per course.  The cost will include lab materials and fees.  Ascent courseware and class exercise files will be distributed to students on the first day of class.

  • Students will be given access to Autodesk downloadable student software - a three year trial!  Note:  standard trial versions from Autodesk’s website are only good for 30 days.

  • All courses utilize the latest Autodesk software.

  • Spring and Fall fee based class schedules have changed.  Courses will now be offered on Monday and Wednesday OR Tuesday and Wednesday evenings for four weeks.  Summer courses are still currently Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings for two weeks.  Courses are 32 hours.

  • Students will no longer be able to enroll for fee-based courses through web-advisor.  Review enrollment options.
    or paste the following link in address bar:

    http://www.napavalley.edu/CommEd/Pages/ClassEnrollmentInfo.aspx

  • Students enrolled in the DDGT two year program will receive five Certificates of Training by the time they finish the program.

  • Students enrolled in the DDGT two year program will be prepared to take the Autodesk Certified Professional exam by the time they finish the program

 
       
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AutoCAD
AutoCAD Fundamentals*
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning fundamentals of using the latest release of the AutoCAD software program.  The user interface, drawing aids, drawing & editing commands, layers, blocks, drawing annotation, dimensioning, and outputting drawing files to hard-copy are covered.  Repeatable for credit three times.

   
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AutoCAD Advanced*
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course builds on knowledge and skills gained in DDGT 201, AutoCAD Level 1.  Topics covered include grips, object selection settings and filters, system variables, advanced line-type creation, block attributes, externally referenced files, working with raster images, dimension style families, editing dimensions, paper-space and printing, and introduction to customization and 3D drawing.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 201

   
   
Design and shape the world around you with the powerful, flexible features found in AutoCAD® design and documentation software, one of the world’s leading 2D and 3D CAD tools.  Speed documentation, share ideas seamlessly, and explore ideas more intuitively in 3D.  With thousands of available add-ons, AutoCAD design software provides the ultimate in flexibility, customized for your specific needs.  It’s time to take design further.   It’s time for AutoCAD.  See more HERE.


   
         
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3ds Max
3DS Max Fundamentals*
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
A beginning level course in the use of the latest release of Autodesk 3ds Max, an industry leading three-dimensional modeling and animating software application that runs on the Windows platform.  Topics covered include hardware requirements, user interface, 3D modeling, keyframes, lights and cameras, material application, and animating scenes.  Repeatable for credit three times.
Recommendation Preparation:  DDGT 205

   
   
Autodesk® 3ds Max® and Autodesk® 3ds Max® Design software provide powerful, integrated 3D modeling, animation, rendering, and compositing that enable artists and designers to more quickly ramp up for production.  The two versions share core technology and features, but offer differentiated experiences and specialized toolsets for game developers, visual effects artists, and graphic designers on the one hand, and architects, designers, engineers, and visualization specialists on the other.  See more HERE.


   
         
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Revit Architecture
Revit Fundamentals*
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning essentials of using the latest releases of the Autodesk Revit software.  User interface and drawing and editing commands are covered so that the students can compose sheets to be plotted.  Repeatable for credit one time.

   
   
Purpose-built for building information modeling (BIM), Autodesk® Revit® Architecture building design software helps architects and designers capture and analyze early concepts, and then better maintain designs through documentation and construction.  Enjoy a more collaborative, integrated building design process by sharing essential BIM data with your partners, and use BIM workflows to help drive more efficient sustainable design analysis, clash detection, construction planning, and material fabrication.  See more HERE.


   
         
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Inventor
Inventor Intro to Solid Modeling*
5 hours lecture, 11 hours lab; 2 weeks; 32 hours total
This course teaches the beginning Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) user the beginning fundamentals of using the latest release of the Autodesk Inventor software program.  The user interface, drawing aids, drawing & editing commands, part modeling, assembly modeling, drawing annotation, dimensioning and constraining, and outputting drawing files to hard-copy are covered.  Repeatable for credit one time.
Recommended Preparation:  DDGT 110

   
   
Autodesk® Inventor® products offer a comprehensive, flexible set of software for 3D mechanical design, product simulation, tooling creation, and design communication.  Inventor takes you beyond 3D to Digital Prototyping by enabling you to design, visualize, and simulate your products.
  • Design—Integrate all design data into a single digital model.
  • Visualize—Create a virtual representation of your final product to market it before it’s built.
  • Simulate—Digitally simulate your product's real world performance.
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