Autodesk® Authorized Training Center: Certificate
The Autodesk Certificate is a Professional Development Certificate, not an academic degree, and as such, courses carry CEUs, nationally recognized units of measurement for professional development and training. One CEU equals 10 hours of instruction.
Participants may attend just those classes of particular interest or complete the entire Certificate of Completion.
Autodesk Certificate Curriculum (11 CEU)
Required Courses (Take all five)
- AutoCAD Level I (Fundamentals)
- AutoCAD Level II (Advanced)
- AutoCAD® 3D Applications: Modeling & Rendering
- 3ds Max® Design Level I
- Graphics Production with AutoCAD
Electives Courses (Please choose one)
- 3ds Max® Design Level II
- Revit® I
- Revit® II
- Revit® MEP
- Revit® Structure
- Project Portfolio Development
Upon approval by program staff, students may choose an alternate focus that meets their specific training needs. The combination of required and elective courses chosen should total a minimum of 11 CEUs to be eligible for a Certificate of Completion.
Autodesk Certificate Requirements
A Certificate of Completion will be rewarded upon successful completion of all Required and Elective classes, totaling a minimum of 110 hours (11 CEUs). Once a candidate has completed the necessary coursework, an application for the certificate of completion must be submitted. Applications for the certificate are due, along with a $50 non-refundable fee and your unofficial SF State transcripts, after all grades have been submitted.
Autodesk Certificate Application
- Autodesk Certificate Application (PDF)
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How to Begin Taking Classes
- No application process to begin
- Obtain SF State ID and Password
- Register for classes based on individual goals and prerequisites
- Apply for Certificate of Completion after all classes are completed
For registration questions, please contact Enrollment Services at 415.405.7700, press 5 to speak to a staff person.
The program is designed for anyone looking to have a better understanding of Autodesk software. Whether you are a trained professional looking for new software skills or just starting out, we have classes tailored to suit your needs.
Length & Cost of Program
The time it takes for participants to finish the certificate of completion varies according to students' availability and experience. The 11-CEU Certificate of Completion (110 hours) may be accomplished in as short a time as one to two semesters, or students may take as long as needed, up to three years.
The cost of the program is calculated on a per-class basis. Class tuition is available online at our website with each course description. Prices may vary each semester. There are no additional costs for course materials, except a certificate fee of $50.
Location & Frequency of Classes
All classes are held in our state-of-the-art computer labs at the SF State Downtown Campus at 835 Market St., 6th floor, in San Francisco. Courses are offered three times a year, during the spring, summer and fall semesters.
Open Lab (Room 611)
Students enrolled in courses receive 15 hours of free Open Lab time per hands-on class. Additional use of the lab beyond the 15 hours is subject to availability of computers. All of the Clinical Trials software that is used in the certificate program is installed in the Open Lab.
Please Register Early!
To ensure you receive course materials at the first class meeting, please enroll at least THREE weeks before the start date.