Get the skills needed to succeed in engineering, design, and architecture.
During this trying time, UC San Diego Extension remains committed to helping you achieve your goals. In an effort to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, we have transitioned all of our Spring, Summer & Fall Quarter courses to an Online or Live Online format. Online classes have pre-recorded lectures each week and guided assignments from the instructor. Live Online classes are fully online with live virtual class meetings each week using our Zoom conferencing system.
Enroll in the Specialized Certificate in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and Building Information Modeling (BIM) to gain comprehensive knowledge of the software used for architectural drafting, modeling, and visualization projects. In this certificate program, all classroom examples directly translate to the production skillsets used for project documentation in the construction industry. These skills apply to other disciplines as well, including engineering, interior design, architecture, landscaping, and product design. Throughout the CAD/BIM Certificate program, you will gain an advanced understanding of the AutoCAD and Revit user interface, tools for assembling and integrating drawings into project document sets, and experience in the development and assembly of construction documents.
Varies by quarter.
Early enrollment discount available. Cost does not include textbooks, materials or parking.
Dependent on number of courses taken per quarter.
For further information about this program, please enroll in the free online CAD/BIM Program Information Session. Questions about our classes or certificates? Contact our department at 858-534-5760 or email@example.com.
There will be a $95 fee upon acceptance into the program
From the 'Apply Now' button, login to your student account, complete the online application, and pay the application fee if applicable.
It is preferable that you create an account before proceeding if you have not already done so.
Candidates are encouraged to apply in the certificate program as early as possible to take advantage of program benefits.
See Certificate FAQs for more information.
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Students should have a basic knowledge of computers (PC or Mac). Please see the application for specific admission requirements for this program.
Although a college degree or professional experience in the field are not required, applicants with such experience may receive preference for admission when program capacity is limited.
Current UCSD students may be considered for admission depending on their academic and career focus and educational performance.UC San Diego Extension programs are designed to best serve college-prepared working professionals. Although programs are open to all adult learners, where program capacity is limited, applicants with this profile will receive preference for admission.
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All required courses cost $495 each. The estimated cost of the entire certificate program (certificate fee, course fees & textbooks) is $3,127.
Students pay as they go when they register for classes, not in one lump sum.
UC San Diego is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). UC San Diego Extension — like all other UC San Diego schools, colleges, and departments — is accredited by WASC through the University. All courses and certificate programs offered by UC San Diego Extension have been developed and are administered in accordance with Extension policy and the regulations of the Academic Senate of the University of California.
When you have paid your certificate fee and successfully completed all program requirements, you will need to request an audit by Student Services. To request an audit:
• In your My Extension account, click on “My Courses.”
• On the right side of the page under “My Certificates,” click on the name of the certificate.
• On the right side of the page under “Tools,” click on “Request Certificate Audit.”
• Complete and submit the form that appears.
Once you have formally submitted your audit request, your certificate will be mailed to the address we have on file for you within ten business days.
UC San Diego Extension facilitates private education loans through UC Approved Lenders for students officially enrolled in a certificate. Information on these programs can be found at extension.ucsd.edu/financial. State-Funded Training is available through EDD (Employment Development Dept.); more information can be found on their website: www.edd.ca.gov.
Yes, you may enroll in the program at any time. However, it is recommended that you enroll as soon as possible. The program curriculum may be updated at any time; if certificate requirements change, you must adhere to the curriculum at the time of your enrollment into the certificate. Enrolling in the certificate also gives you access to quarterly, personalized enrollment reminders from the program manager.
Yes, students have the option to take any course in this program without registering for the certificate, provided any and all prerequisites for the course have been fulfilled.
We recommend enrolling as soon as possible. Many of our core certificate courses may fill up before the course start date. Each quarter we also offer an early enrollment discount of $25 on select courses if you enroll by the discount deadline.
Students are advised to be enrolled no later than the day before the start date of the course.
To enroll in a class, click on the class link in the course matrix above and that will take you to the specific class page. On the class page you can find additional details about the course such as start date, time, classroom number, instructor and textbook info. To enroll click on “Add to Cart” which will lead you to complete the registration/payment process. You can also register over the phone with Student Services at 858-534-3400.
When students enroll in a class they are given three grading options: Letter grade, Pass/No Pass, or Not for Credit. Students taking a class as part of a certificate need to complete their classes for credit (i.e. Pass/No Pass or Letter grade) and receive a C-/Pass or higher grade.
Grades below a C-, No Pass, and Not for Credit do not count towards certificate requirements.
You will have access to an online class on the official start date of the class. Access will be available at 12:01am Pacific Time.
Enrollment to online classes can take up to 24 hours to process and sync with our online classroom platform. For example, if a class started on Tuesday and that is the day a student enrolled, they will likely not have full access to the class until 24 hours later on Wednesday.
Each student has their own learning style so this can vary greatly. As a rule of thumb, expect to spend an average of two hours studying for every hour you spend in-class. For online courses, students should plan to spend approximately 8-10 hours per week viewing lectures and completing coursework.
Online courses are asynchronous. Students do not need to meet at a specific time online, but will need to log in each week to view the lessons, participate in course discussion, and complete and submit coursework/quizzes/tests.
CAD classes are 2.5 units and run for three weeks with two four-hour meetings each week (24 classroom hours). Revit classes are 1.5 units and run for two weeks with two four-hour meetings each week (16 classroom hours). For exact course dates of upcoming sections, visit the webpage of the course you are interested in taking on our website.
All in-class courses take place in a computer lab at Whitley Consulting Group (3904 Groton St, 92110), a working architectural firm located in San Diego. Parking permits are not required.
The courses in this program require students to use Autodesk AutoCAD and Autodesk Revit. Computer labs and open lab hours will be provided for the duration of each course, so software purchase is not necessary to complete this coursework. Further information is provided on the first day of class.
For online courses, detailed instructions are provided on the start date of the course.
For questions regarding these courses and certificate, please contact us at email@example.com or 858-534-5760.
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