COURSE CATALOG

AEC Training Courses

Revit MEP Core

This course covers the MEP basics within Revit, from design through construction documentation. You will be introduced to concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and tools for 3D design and documentation.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand the basic Revit MEP tools for a project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is for MEP engineers, designers, drafters and others requiring work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units available for AIA members; PDH’s also available for Professional Engineers
  • Details
    • 2 Day Course (Prerequisite to Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing/Fire Protection Courses)
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • MEP drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
    • Basic MEP Drawing and Modify Tools
    • Starting a System project using a Linked Model or CAD File
    • Setting Up Levels
    • Copy / Monitor Elements
    • Inserting System Components
    • Working with Views
    • Room bounding and creating Spaces
    • Adding Tags and Schedules
    • Creating Details and Legends
    • Creating and Annotating Construction Documents

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Revit MEP Electrical

Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite for this course. This course is discipline specific and covers the Electrical system basics within Revit, from design through construction documentation. You will be introduced to tools for 3D design and documentation.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Revit Electrical project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is for MEP engineers, designers, drafters and others requiring work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide for use in the classroom
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units available for AIA members; PDH’s also available for Professional Engineers
  • Details
    • 1 Day Course (Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite)
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training course
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • MEP drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Placing Electrical Equipment, Devices, and Lighting
    • Edit and Create Distribution Systems
    • Creating Power Circuits, Switch Systems and Other Circuit Systems
    • Setting up Panel Schedules
    • Adding and Modifying Cable Trays, Conduit and Fittings
    • Creating Automatic Wiring Layouts
    • Create, Modify, and Test Electrical Layouts
    • Working with Electrical Schedules

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Revit MEP Mechanical

Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite for this course. This course is discipline specific and covers the HVAC system within Revit, from design through construction documentation. You will be introduced to tools for 3D parametric design and documentation using real-world design scenarios.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Revit Mechanical project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is for MEP engineers, designers, drafters and others requiring work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units available for AIA members; PDH’s also available for Professional Engineers
  • Details
    • 1 Day Course (Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite)
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training course
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • MEP drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Creating Zones for Load Analysis
    • Heating and Cooling Loads
    • Adding Mechanical Equipment and Air Terminals
    • Creating System Networks
    • Adding and Modifying Ducts
    • Adding and Modifying HVAC Fittings and Accessories
    • Creating Automatic Duct Layouts and Sizing
    • Create, Modify, and Test HVAC Systems
    • Create Pressure Loss Reports
    • Working with schedules

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Revit MEP Plumbing and Fire Protection

Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite for this course. This course is discipline specific and covers the Plumbing and Fire Protection systems basics within Revit, from design through construction documentation. You will be introduced to tools for 3D design and documentation.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Revit Plumbing and Fire Protection project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is for MEP engineers, designers, drafters and others requiring work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units available for AIA members; PDH’s also available for Professional Engineers
  • Details
    • 1 Day Course (Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training is a prerequisite)
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the Revit MEP Core Training course
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • MEP drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Adding Plumbing Fixtures and Equipment
    • Creating System Networks
    • Adding and Modifying Pipes and Slopes
    • Adding and Modifying Fittings and Accessories
    • Creating Automatic Layouts
    • Create, Modify, and Test Plumbing and Fire Protection Systems
    • Working with Schedules

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course

Revit Structure Fundamentals

This course covers the structural basics within Revit, from design through construction documentation. You will be introduced to concepts of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and tools for 3D design and documentation.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Revit Structural project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    The course is for Structural engineers, designers, drafters and others requiring work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 4 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $1,495
    • 32 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Structural drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
    • Basic Structural Drawing and Modify Tools
    • Setting up Levels and Grids
    • Working with Views
    • Starting a Structural Project from a Linked Model
    • Copy / Monitor Elements
    • Adding Columns, Piers and Walls
    • Adding Footings and Slabs
    • Structural Reinforcement
    • Beams, Trusses and Framing Systems
    • Analytical Models and Load Settings
    • Adding Tags and Schedules
    • Creating Details
    • Creating and Annotating Construction Documents

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Revit Architecture Fundamentals

Revit is an encompassing parametric 3D modeling program for designing buildings. In this course you will learn the basics of building a 3D architectural project. You will work through all design phases of creating, importing and linking files. Course concludes with detailing and preparing documents for printing. The content focuses on basic tools that the majority of users will need to work with Revit.
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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Revit project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    Architects, designers, facility planners, drafters and others who need to work with construction documents generated with Revit. This is an excellent resource for new hires, those who are using Revit for the first time, or who are returning users looking for a refresher.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 4 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $1,495
    • 32 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Architectural drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Introduction to BIM and Autodesk Revit
    • Basic Drawing and Modify Tools
    • Setting up Levels and Grids
    • Modeling Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Roofs and Vertical Circulation
    • Working with Doors and Windows
    • Working with Curtain Walls
    • Working with Views
    • Adding Components
    • Adding Tags and Schedules
    • Creating Details
    • Creating and Annotating Construction Documents

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Collaboration Tools for Revit

This course will introduce you to the efficient use of a number of collaboration tools within Revit. This knowledge will allow you to better collaborate projects with team members and with other disciplines, as well as present information more effectively to clients.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create and modify with collaborative tools within Revit projects.

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is intended for intermediate users of Revit, including architects, designers, architectural product manufacturers, facility planners, and drafters that require collaboration internally and externally on Revit projects. Prior working experience with Revit is assumed.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Windows operating system.
    • Completion of Autodesk Revit Fundamentals or approximately 120+ hours working with Revit 2016 or later
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline

    Phasing, Design Options, and Groups

    • Project Phasing and Views
    • Design Options and Views
    • Grouped Elements and Modifications

    Linking Models and Copy/Monitor

    • Linked Model Insertion and Management
    • View and Display Settings by Discipline
    • Copy / Monitor Elements from a Linked Model

    Importing and Exporting

    • Import and Link Vector Files
    • Import Raster Files
    • Export CAD (.dwg) Format Files

    Project Team Collaboration

    • Workset Organization, Displays and Permissions
    • Workshared Project as a Central File
    • Local File linked to the Central File
    • Manage Links in a Central File
    • Best Practices for Workshared Projects

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Revit Architecture Custom Family Creation

During this course you will be introduced to and learn the essentials for creating and editing custom Revit Families. Gaining this skill will allow you to generate the content you need for your projects when you are unable to find existing content established in libraries or internet based web sites.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create and modify component families in Revit.

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is intended for intermediate users of Autodesk Revit including architects, designers, architectural product manufacturers, facilities planners, drafters and others needing to create custom family components generated with Revit. Prior industry experience using Revit is assumed.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Windows operating system.
    • Completion of an Autodesk Revit Fundamentals course or approximately 120+ hours of industry experience within Revit 2016 or later
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline

    Custom System Families

    • Wall, Roof, Ceiling and Floor Types
    • Sweeps for Walls, Roofs, and Floors

    Family Concepts & Techniques

    • Parametric Framework
    • Family Geometry Elements
    • Family Types
    • Visibility Display Settings

    Advanced Tools for Families

    • Model In-Place Families
    • Sweep Profiles
    • Annotative Families
    • Nested Families
    • Shared Parameters

    Architectural Families

    • Customized Furnishings
    • Door and Window Modifications
    • Angled Cornices and Copings
    • Custom Railings, Balusters and Panels

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow

Revit Template Creation Essentials

The course will cover the essentials in executing and modifying a Revit template for project use in a company environment as a BIM Manager. You will review and understand the modification of template settings, including line weights, materials and fill patterns. You will also be introduced to lessons in design options, project phasing, view templates, tagging and custom title blocks.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create and modify the basic setup of a Revit project template.

  • Who Should Attend

    CAD/BIM Managers or employees with the responsibility of managing the Revit environment in their company. This course is intended for intermediate users of Revit, including architects, engineers, designers, architectural product manufacturers, facility planners, drafters and others requiring the management of a project template. Prior industry experience using Revit is assumed.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Windows operating system.
    • Completion of an Autodesk Revit Fundamentals course or approximately 120+ hours of industry experience within Revit 2016 or later
  • Course Outline

    Creating a Basic Template

    • Selecting a Base Template
    • Customized Title Blocks
    • Annotation and Dimension Types

    Basic Template Settings

    • Model and Drafting Fill Patterns
    • Material Library Development
    • Line Weights, Patterns, and Styles

    Additional Template Settings

    • Browser Organization
    • View Templates and Filters
    • Import/Export Settings

    Schedules

    • View and Drawing Lists
    • Advanced Component Schedules
    • Revision Schedules
    • Material Takeoff Schedules

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and course topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the course flow.

Free Fundamentals: Revit

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  • Agenda

    ·  User Interface

    ·  Bringing in CAD file and modeling over it (draw walls, roof, floors, etc.)

    ·  Creating walls, door and windows

    ·  Elevation view/Sections cuts

    ·  Levels (Copy/Paste to level)

    ·  Drawing a roof and floor

    ·  Tagging and scheduling (doors and windows)

    ·  Automatic dimensioning

    ·  3D Views

    ·  Printing on sheets

Navisworks in a BIM Workflow

The class covers the core topics reinforcing the tools, concepts and communication between multiple disciplines using an aggregated and simulated, 4D model.

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  • Objectives

    To learn to aggregate Building Information Model (BIM) files from multiple disciplines to better predict outcomes, detect conflicts, reduce changes, and lower project risk.

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is meant for new users to learn and review 4D simulation, clash testing and constructability of a BIM project.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Work experience in current 3D design and task-scheduling software
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
  • Course Outline
    • Understanding the User Interface and Workspace
    • Creating a composite model
    • Transforming models for proper alignment
    • Review and Analyze Models
    • Using basic viewing tools
    • Saving and retrieving views
    • Sectioning a model
    • Investigating properties
    • Measuring within a model
    • Collaboration with team members
    • Communication within a model, tags, redlines, comments
    • Reviewing a model for clashes
    • Consolidating redlines from other team members
    • Construction
    • Creating a construction timeline

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

BIM 360 Document Management

Autodesk BIM 360 Document Management is a cloud solution that connects building and infrastructure project teams to centrally located data. You can publish, share, manage, review, and approve documents, 2D plans and 3D models throughout the life cycle of a project. This course provides the knowledge to leverage this collaborative application with an entire project team anytime and anywhere.

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  • Objectives

    To learn and understand the functions, utilities, and benefits of using the Document Management module within the BIM 360 cloud platform. (This course does not cover the use of the BIM 360 Design Collaboration module.)

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is for project managers, project engineers, designers, architects, product manufacturers, sub-contractors, and anyone that requires both internal and external collaboration on documentation for construction projects using BIM 360.

  • Each Student Receives
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • ½ Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm CT // 8:00am – 12:00pm MT // 7:00am – 11:00am PT
    • Cost: $275
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Windows operating system.
    • Experience with typical construction administration duties
  • Course Outline
    • Introduction to BIM 360 Document Management Module
    • Project Creation
    • Internal/External Team Collaboration
    • Interface & Document Options
    • Setup & Adding Documents
    • Workflows for Navigating Models, RFI, Transmittals, Mark-ups, Issues
    • Review of Mobile Application

BIM 360 Design Collaboration for Revit

Autodesk BIM 360 Design Collaboration is a cloud solution that connects building and infrastructure project teams to centrally located data. You can publish, share, manage, review, and approve documents, 2D plans and collaborative 3D models throughout the life cycle of a project. This course provides the knowledge to leverage this application across a project team anytime, anywhere, while improving communications and productivity.

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  • Objectives

    To understand how to utilize the functions and benefits of the Design Collaboration module of the BIM 360 cloud platform.

  • Who Should Attend

    This course is intended for users with a working knowledge of Revit that require collaboration internally or externally on Revit projects utilizing the BIM 360 platform. Prior working experience with Revit is assumed.

  • Each Student Receives
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • ½ Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm CT // 8:00am – 12:00pm MT // 7:00am – 11:00am PT
    • Cost: $275
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Windows operating system.
    • Completion of an Autodesk Revit Fundamentals course or approximately 120+ hours working with Revit 2018.3 or later
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Introduction to BIM 360 Design Collaboration module
    • Account Admin – creating roles and permissions, creating a project/template
    • Project Admin – creating teams, adding members, assigning permissions
    • Uploading Models/Files
    • Collaborating in a Revit workshared model in the cloud
    • Linking consultant models within the cloud and use of Desktop Connector
    • Creating and consuming packages vs. live sharing
    • Viewing and comparing published versions, markups, issues

BIM 360 Design Collaboration for Civil 3D

To learn the fundaments of BIM 360 and Civil 3D connectors to understand how its use increases connectivity and efficiency within a Project cycle.

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  • Who Should Attend

    Those that currently use Civil 3D and want to use BIM 360 Docs and the functionality within and want to understand how to access and write Civil 3D data to BIM 360 directly from within the Civil 3D software.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
  • Details
    • ½ day
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the current version of Civil 3D Fundamentals
    • Or experience using the current version of Civil 3D
  • Course Outline
    • Understanding what BIM is and its effects of the “big picture” of project development
    • Setting up BIM 360 Design web application Project on the Administration level
    • Creating teams, project profiles, and project members
    • Overviews of BIM 360 Docs web platform functionality
    • How to set up permissions for folder structures in a way that maximizes usability
    • Comprehending document Manage Tools for Reviews and Issue Resolution
    • Reviewing Desktop Connector and how it relates to Civil 3D connectivity
    • Understanding BIM 360 Design connection to Civil 3D
    • Setting up Data Shortcuts and XREFS with BIM 360
    • Finishing up a Project in BIM 360

AutoCAD Training Courses

AutoCAD Level 1

The class covers the indispensable core topics reinforcing the essential tools and concepts and progress into more sophisticated techniques after understanding the basics.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic AutoCAD project from drafting through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    Any new, self-taught, returning, or AutoCAD LT user in all disciplines – architects, engineers, designers, facilities planners, drafters, technicians, and others who want to create or work with 2D drawings in AutoCAD.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 4 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CDT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MDT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PDT
    • Cost: $1,495
    • 32 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Understanding the User Interface and Workspace
    • Basic drawing, editing and viewing tools
    • Accurate Positioning
    • Parametric Drawing
    • Working with Blocks
    • Creating and Organizing Blocks
    • Advanced Layouts for Plotting
    • Setting Up Layers, Styles and Templates
    • External References
    • Starting a Project

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

AutoCAD Level 2

The class teaches students how to become more proficient using and creating the best tool for the task to increase productivity.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create and modify using more advanced tools in AutoCAD.

  • Who Should Attend

    AutoCAD users with experience desiring more proficiency or updates from a previous version. Intended for architects, engineers, designers, facilities planners, drafters, and technicians.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CDT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MDT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PDT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of AutoCAD Level 1 or experience using the current version of AutoCAD
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Advanced Text Topics
    • Creating Tables
    • Defining dynamic blocks and attributes
    • Using external reference files and image files
    • Creating sheet sets
    • CAD Management and system setup
    • Enhancing productivity with interface customization of AutoCAD

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Free Fundamentals: AutoCAD

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  • Agenda
    • Making changes to your drawing
    • How to select objects for editing
    • How to move, copy, rotate, scale objects
    • Modifying the location, number, and size of objects using grip options

civil training courses

AutoCAD Civil 3D Fundamentals

In AutoCAD Civil 3D Basics learn the basics of Civil 3D, including basic road design, pipes, and grading.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, create a basic Civil 3d project from design through documentation.

  • Who Should Attend

    Any new user who has little or no Civil 3D experience.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 4 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $1,495
    • 32 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the current version of AutoCAD Level 1, or experience using the current version of AutoCAD
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • Point groups/point control
    • Surface creation/edits
    • Alignment/profile
    • Corridor building/editing
    • X-sections
    • Volume calculations

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

AutoCAD Civil 3D for Surveyors

Attendees will learn how to set up a project survey database, the survey database import process, editing survey database data, importing survey database data into design files, and importing design file points and linework into the survey database tool.

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  • Objectives

    To learn how to import the converted field equipment survey data and use automated tools within Civil 3D.

  • Who Should Attend

    Those that need to bring survey field data into the 3D survey database, manage the 3D survey database, or import data into design files as a part of their job function.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the current version of Civil 3D Fundamentals
    • Or experience using the current version of Civil 3D
  • Course Outline
    • The AutoCAD Civil 3D Interface
    • The Planning and Analysis workspace
    • Points overview and styles
    • Importing points and coordinate transformations
    • Creating points and drafting
    • Point groups, grips, and reports
    • Point security and editing
    • Introduction to data collection in the field
    • Introduction to Civil 3D Survey and automated linework
    • Survey networks
    • Coordinate Geometry Editor for entering traverse information or legal descriptions
    • Surface overview
    • Surface editing
    • Surface labels and analysis
    • Point clouds and creating a surface from point cloud data

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

AutoCAD Sheet Set Manager

Users will be exposed to the plan production tools within AutoCAD and or Civil 3D. Manage project specific data directly feeding information into attributed title blocks.

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  • Objectives

    To learn organizational methods for collections of drawings using AutoCAD or Civil 3D.

  • Who Should Attend

    Anyone producing large plan sets in AutoCAD (including all vertical versions)

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the current version of AutoCAD Level 1
    • Or completion of the current version of Civil 3D Fundamentals
    • Or experience using the current version of AutoCAD or Civil 3D
  • Course Outline
    • Overview of sheet sets
    • Understanding sheet set manager
    • Creating sheet sets
    • Understanding sheet set properties
    • Organizing sheets in sub-sets
    • Adding views to sheets
    • Importing layouts to sheet sets
    • Publishing from sheet sets and/or TrueView
    • Archiving projects
    • eTransmit project files

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Storm Sanitary Analysis (SSA)

This focused class covers the import, creation, analysis, and export to Civil 3D of storm and sanitary networks. Attendees will learn how to import Civil 3D pipe networks and catchment areas into SSA, create a pipe network natively in SSA (storm sanitary analysis), run a full system analysis, edit the network, and export the network to Civil 3D.
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  • Objectives

    To learn how to import or create and analyze storm or sanitary pipe networks.

  • Who Should Attend

    Those that currently use Civil 3D and want to analyze or design sewer pipe systems and storm runoff.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of the current version of Civil 3D Fundamentals
    • Or experience using the current version of Civil 3D Storm and Sanitary Pipes
    • Or experience using the current version of Civil 3D
  • Course Outline
    • Creating catchment areas in Civil 3D
    • Exporting pipe and catchment areas for import into SSA
    • SSA project setup
    • Converting network parts
    • Connecting network parts
    • Creating network parts natively in SSA
    • Running an analysis
    • Creative views of the analysis
    • Editing the network
    • Export to Civil 3D

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Drone to Design Workflow

This course will be covering a workflow using Autodesk products to process photos collected with an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). It will cover best practices, from processing the drone data in ReCap software, taking the results into InfraWorks software for further processing, then finally moving them into AutoCAD Civil 3D. The end result will be a functioning TIN surface inside AutoCAD Civil 3D, as well as a georeferenced ortho-mosaic.

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  • Objectives

    To learn and create a workflow using raw drone data and processing it into a usable Civil 3D model.

  • Who Should Attend

    Anyone wanting to create ground data for civil design projects from drone collected photos

  • Each Student Receives
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • ½ day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $295
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Basic knowledge of survey methods
    • And completion of the current version of Infraworks Fundamentals, or experience using Infraworks
    • And completion of the current version of Civil 3D Fundamentals, or experience using the current version of Civil 3D
  • Course Outline
    • Best practice for preflight visit
    • Various UAV and flight control offerings
    • Best practice for laying out ground targets
    • Processing photos in Recap Photo
    • Point cloud editing in Recap Pro
    • Generating ground data in Infraworks
    • Accessing and editing TIN surface and ortho-mosaic inside of Civil 3D
    • Writing out data shortcuts for downstream use

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Free Fundamentals: Civil 3D

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  • Agenda
    • Grading Workflows
    • Creating and manipulating Feature Lines
    • Grading Group Styles
    • Create grading from feature lines
    • Manipulate and tweak grading elements
    • Add grading elements to create a Proposed Surface

InfraWorks Fundamentals

In this course you will learn to quickly gather existing conditions information relevant to your project site, layout proposed roads, rail, site and bridge designs. You will also have the opportunity to perform analysis on your proposals including drainage, traffic, etc. Once you’ve created your proposed designs, you’ll learn how to create rich presentation quality videos and storyboards that will help differentiate you from your competition. This course uses Infraworks in practical applications that teach Autodesk InfraWorks fundamentals.

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  • Objectives

    To learn the fundamentals of Infraworks through hands-on application and exercises

  • Who Should Attend

    Anyone who plans on using Infraworks for project planning, pre/post design analysis, presentation of project objectives, or setting up the tools for those that will be involved in those functions.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 day course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $875
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • A recent version of the Microsoft Windows operating system
    • Drafting, design or engineering experience
  • Course Outline
    • User interface
    • In-canvas tools
    • Navigation
    • Styles
    • Existing conditions
    • Create design
    • Analyzing design
    • Presenting design
    • Sharing design
    • External data sources

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

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  • Agenda
    • Navigate the Autodesk InfraWorks user interface
    • Create new models from scratch
    • Incorporate existing data sources into the model
    • Add city furniture, an essential design element to the model

Visualization training courses

Autodesk 3ds Max Visualization

The is an introductory course providing the fundamentals for importing models from a variety of software platforms, applying materials, setting lighting and producing still image renderings for product and architectural visualization.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, and render a basic 3DS Max visualization project.

  • Who Should Attend

    New or returning users that are architects, game developers, design visualization professionals, visual effects artists, or anyone desiring basic visualization skills in this area.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $975
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience in any 3D modeling software
  • Course Outline
    • Review of user interface and workflow for visualization
    • Layer and object properties
    • Assembling Files by importing, linking, or merging
    • Assigning materials and maps
    • Setting up lighting
    • Working with Cameras and Exposure Control
    • Producing still image renderings

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Autodesk 3ds Max Modeling

The is an introductory course providing the fundamentals of design modeling using a variety of techniques including primitive, spine and polygon modeling.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, and model basic 3DS Max objects for rendering.

  • Who Should Attend

    New or returning users that are architects, game developers, design visualization professionals, visual effects artists, or anyone desiring basic modeling skills in this area.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PT
    • Cost: $975
    • 16 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Completion of 3DS Max-Visualization or experience using visualization in the current version of 3DS Max
    • Working knowledge of a recent version of the Microsoft Windows Operating System
    • Drafting, design, or engineering experience in any 3D modeling software
  • Course Outline
    • Review of user interface and workflow for 3D models
    • 3D modeling with primitives and 2D objects
    • Using modifiers and transforms to create and modify 3D objects
    • Spline and polygon modeling
    • Cloning and grouping objects
    • Assigning materials and maps

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

VRay to Arnold

VRay has been a mainstay in the architectural visualization world for some time but Arnold is starting to upset its dominance. The VRay to Arnold class will teach you how to move current and past scenes from VRay rendering into the Arnold rendering engine including converting materials, correcting lights, using the Sun Positioner for daylight and how to refine the settings in Arnold to deliver high quality output. This class is for existing 3ds Max users who want to transition to Arnold to reduce costs and use a physically accurate rendering engine.

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  • Objectives

    To Convert a scene from VRay rendering engine into Arnold Rendering engine.

  • Who Should Attend

    Architects, Designers and artists with past experience using VRay or who need to update scenes base in VRay.

  • Each Student Receives
    • Class materials
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • ½ Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 1:00pm CT // 8:00am – 12:00pm MT // 7:00am – 11:00am PT
    • Cost: $275
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • Experience using 3ds Max or completion of the MG AEC Design Visualization class
  • Course Outline
    • Using Scene Converter
    • Interior Lights
    • Mesh Lights
    • Exterior Daylight
    • Sampling

Dynamo for Civil

Dynamo is a visual programming language that is built right into Civil 3D.  Finding and sharing some simple scripts can bring substantial efficiencies to a Design Team’s workflows.  Once a script is loaded, all the user needs to do is play the script in the user-friendly Dynamo Player.  You don’t have to be afraid of learning a programming language, Dynamo makes it accessible to anyone willing to dip their toes in.

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  • Details
    • 4 Hour Class
    • $295
  • Agenda
    • Explore the Civil3D/Dynamo Interface
    • Learn to Create simple shapes in Civil 3D with Dynamo
    • Download Civil-Specific Tool Sets
    • Create Point Input to Automated Point Groups and Surface Creation
    • Create Automated Style-updating Script
    • Explore functionality of Dynamo Player to spread scripts to entire organization.

Bluebeam training courses

Bluebeam Revu Basics

This one-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Bluebeam Revu with hands on learning.

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  • Objectives

    To review, understand, collaborate in Bluebeam Revue using basic the toolset and workflow.

  • Who Should Attend

    Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as well as the MFG industry. Anyone that needs to work with a PDF file can benefit from Bluebeam Revu.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1 Day Course
    • Hours: 9:00am – 5:00pm CDT // 8:00am – 4:00pm MDT // 7:00am – 3:00pm PDT
    • Cost: $495
    • 8 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
    • Familiarity with PDF documents
    • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with sending / receiving email
  • Course Outline

    Overview of the Revu Interface, Navigation and Profiles

    • Command Bar, Toolbars and Menus
    • Side Panels and Tab Access
    • Profiles and Profile Management
    • Opening a PDF in Revu
    • PDF Navigation in Revu

    The Markup Tools

    • Overview of Markup Tools
    • How to Access Markup Tools
    • Types of Markup Tools
    • Customizing the Properties of Markup Tools

    Revu Stamps

    • Overview of Stamps
    • How to access
    • Placing / sizing / editing of Stamps
    • Multi sheet application
    • Creating custom Stamps

    The Tool Chest

    • What is the Tool Chest™ and Why It Saves Time
    • The Recent Tools Tool Set
    • Properties Mode vs. Drawing Mode
    • The My Tools Tool Set
    • Tool Sets

    The Markups List

    • What is the Markups List?
    • Organizing Columns
    • Sorting Data in the Markups List
    • Filtering Data
    • Statuses
    • Custom Columns
    • Importing Comments From Other PDFs Onto Your File
    • Exporting All Markup Data

    PDF Creation

    • New PDF Creation
    • Using the Bluebeam PDF Printer to Create PDFs From Virtually Any Program
    • PDF Creation From Microsoft Office
    • Introduction to 2D and 3D PDF Creation Using Design Program Plugins

    Document Management and Setup

    • PDF Manipulation
    • Search: Text and VisualSearch™
    • Emailing and Exporting PDFs

    Introduction to Studio

    • Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects
    • The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects
    • How Customers Are Using Studio to Save Time
    • Getting Into Studio

    Studio Sessions

    • Setting Up a New Session
    • Live Session Participation
    • Record Reports
    • Closing Out a Studio Session

    Studio Projects

    • Setting Up a New Project
    • Uploading Documents
    • Inviting Attendees
    • Setting Permissions
    • Viewing Documents in Read-Only Mode
    • Checking Out Documents For Editing
    • Checking Back In
    • Finding Out Who Checked Out a File
    • Viewing Revision History

    Additional Topics

    • Document Comparison
    • Document Overlay
    • Legends
    • Punch Lists
    • Estimating
    • Defining Spaces

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Bluebeam Revu Quick Start

This half-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Bluebeam Revu with hands on, quick start learning.

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  • Objectives

    To review and understand the essential Bluebeam Revue toolset. This is an abbreviated version of the Bluebeam Revu Basics classes.

  • Who Should Attend

    Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as well as the MFG industry. Anyone that needs to work with a PDF file can benefit from Bluebeam Revu.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1/2 Day Course
    • Cost: $275
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
    • Familiarity with PDF documents
    • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with sending / receiving email
  • Course Outline

    Overview of the Revu Interface, Navigation and Profiles

    • Command Bar, Toolbars and Menus
    • Side Panels and Tab Access

    The Markup Tools (Redlining & Measure)

    • Overview of Markup Tools
    • How to Access Markup Tools
    • Types of Markup Tools
    • Customizing the Properties of Markup Tools

    The Tool Chest

    • What is the Tool Chest™ and Why It Saves Time
    • The Recent Tools Tool Set
    • Properties Mode vs. Drawing Mode
    • The My Tools Tool Set
    • Tool Sets

    The Markups List

    • What is the Markups List?
    • Organizing Columns
    • Sorting Data in the Markups List
    • Filtering Data

    PDF Creation

    • New PDF Creation
    • Using the Bluebeam PDF Printer to Create PDFs From Virtually Any Program

    Introduction to Studio

    • Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects
    • The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Bluebeam Revu Document Management

This half-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Bluebeam Revu with hands on learning.

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  • Objectives

    To review and understand the essential Bluebeam Revue Document Management tools.

  • Who Should Attend

    Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as well as the MFG industry. Anyone that needs to work with a PDF file can benefit from Bluebeam Revu.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 1/2 Day Course
    • Cost: $275
    • 4 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
    • Familiarity with PDF documents
    • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with sending / receiving email
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Welcome and Introductions

    Module 2: Organizing your documents in the Thumbnails tab

    • Overview
    • AutoMark
    • Extract Pages

    Module 3: Creating a Navigable Drawing Set

    • Overview
    • Vector vs. Raster
    • Markup Hyperlinks
    • Hyperlink Command
    • Search + Hyperlink
    • Batch Link

    Module 4: Managing Changes and Revision

    • Overview
    • Compare Documents
    • Overlay Pages
    • Batch Compare and Batch Overlay

    Module 5: Slip Sheeting

    • Overview
    • Slip sheeting with Replace pages
    • Batch Slip Sheeting

    Module 6: Easy Navigation & Distribution

    • Overview
    • Working with Sets
    • Distribution and Sharing Options for Sets

    Module 7: Course Review

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

Bluebeam Studio

This half-day, instructor-led classroom course promises to shorten your staff’s learning curve and maximize your investment in Bluebeam Revu with hands on learning using the Bluebeam Studio feature.

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  • Objectives

    To review and understand the Bluebeam Studio tools.

  • Who Should Attend

    Field and office professionals in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry as well as the MFG industry. Current users of Bluebeam Revu looking to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Each Student Receives
    • A student guide
    • Telephone support on course topics for 30 days
    • Certificate of completion
    • AIA Learning Units for AIA members
  • Details
    • 2 Hour Course
    • Cost: $150
    • 2 AIA Learning Units available
  • Prerequisites
    • A working knowledge of the use of personal computers
    • Understanding the basics of Bluebeam Revu
    • Familiarity with PDF documents
    • Familiarity with the use of Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint
    • Familiarity with sending / receiving email
  • Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Studio

    • Overview of Studio Sessions and Projects
    • How Customers Are Using Studio to Save Time
    • The Difference Between Studio Sessions and Projects
    • Getting Into Studio

    Module 2: Sessions

    • Overview
    • Setting Up a New Session
    • Live Session Participation
    • Record Reports
    • Closing Out a Studio Session

    Module 3: Projects

    • Overview
    • Setting Up a New Project
    • Uploading Documents
    • Inviting Attendees
    • Setting Permissions
    • Viewing Documents in Read-Only Mode
    • Checking Out Documents For Editing
    • Checking Back In
    • Finding Out Who Checked Out a File
    • Viewing Revision History

     

    *Note: course topics are a guideline and class topics may be modified by the instructor based upon the class flow.

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