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What is CAD?

CAD is an acronym which stands for Computer Aided Drafting.  Sometimes CADD is used meaning Computer Aided Drafting and Design

What does AEC stand for?

AEC – Architecture, Engineering (Civil Engineering), and Construction

What are Site Plans?

Drawings are just another form of communication.  Drawings convey information, meaning, and understanding, just like words do. 

Site Plans are a form of Civil Drafting. (Some examples are in the header images on

Civil Drafters produce blueprints for construction that occurs outside of buildings

Civil Engineers and Land Surveyors are two professions who employ Civil Drafters

Civil Drafters are what the industry refers to as CAD Technicians because they use CAD software to draw.

How do I learn the basics of AutoCAD?

This course, How to Draw a Residential Site Plan Using AutoCAD is intended to be the first step in developing a career as a CAD Tech who does Civil Drafting

Who can benefit from taking this course?
  • Beginners who have never used CAD software.
  • Civil CAD Tech
  • Survey CAD Tech
  • Architectural CAD Tech
  • Contractors Applying for Building Permits
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Real Estate Salespeople
  • Property Managers
  • Home Owners

How can I use site plan drafting skills?

Advance your career
Civil Engineering and Land Surveying organizations need CAD Techs. Positions are available in private companies and local, state, and federal governments. Employers can promote non-CAD users to a higher skilled position as a CAD Tech.

Most Building Permit applications require a site plan
Site plans are useful when selling a home
Site plans are used to plan home improvement projects

What jobs require site plan drafting skills?

  • Civil CAD Technicians
  • Land Survey CAD Technicians
  • Site Contractors
  • Building Contractors
  • Estimators
  • Permit Applications
  • Utility Contractors
  • Landscape Contractors
  • Real Estate Marketers

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