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Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques


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36 Hours




Start Dates

January 17, 2024

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About this microcredential

This microcredential is one of five individual microcredentials that together comprise the first of its kind 3D Visualization for the Built environment, a stacked microcredential program that allows learners to develop in-demand skills in the architecture, engineering, construction and planning sector. 3D Visualization has revolutionized the way buildings and spaces are designed, constructed, operated and maintained. Evaluating how and where to employ it efficiently and successfully is an emerging in-demand skill set. Upon successful completion of al 5 microcredentials, learners can obtain the digital milestone badge.

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What will you learn?

You will develop an applied knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and computer aided design (AutoDESK Revit) in the built environment. You will generate data to be used in various projects for analysis and solar studies and will also learn how to operate team collaboration features. You will create and modify 3D mass forms and graphic renderings as well as develop simple then advanced skills within mapping software (ESRI ArcGIS Pro)

How does this prepare you for the low carbon economy?

You will work with mapping tools as well as more advanced modeling and rendering computer aided design software (Revit) to create visualizations and assess different scenarios for optimization and ultimately sustainability through a thorough assessment of building design, materials and systems with the goal of constructing and operating built environments in as sustainable a manner as possible. You will also explore data and compare projects for energy analysis and solar studies.