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I'd recommend starting off with a basic CAD course. You have a couple of options. Most authorized AutoDesk resellers have a basic course that usually runs eight hours a day for five days. Some community colleges also offer basic AutoCAD and depending on whether you go days or nights the schedule will vary. A night course will usually run two nights per week, four hours per night for eight to twelve weeks. You also have the option of both free and paid online courses or tutorials. Free tutorials can be found at CADTutor.net or mycadsite.com. As for paid I'd recommend lynda.com which has online videos. Stay away from the Penn-Foster AutoCAD course. It is not worth the money. You could however look into the CAD Institute at Murray State College. It's an online course that one takes at their own pace but there is a set deadline. The price is comparable to attending a community college. Whatever your decision good luck in your new endeavor.
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