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The A&E CAD Training Center was founded in 1989 by two professors from ACC’s Architectural & Engineering Computer Aided Design program who realized that Austin-area architectural and engineering professionals would need a resource for continuing education training as their firms began to integrate CAD technology into the design process. The AutoCAD Training Center, as it was originally known, offered daytime and evening AutoCAD workshops. Today, our course offerings include training in many other CAD applications from numerous software vendors. Since 1989, our training center has provided CAD training to thousands of Austin-area design, engineering and architectural professionals. The center has the resources to tailor training to the needs of specific organizations and has delivered customized CAD training to clients located as far away as Japan.


We are a registered continuing education provider for the American Institute of Architects. If you are a licenced architect, email us at upon the completion of your course with your name, license number, and the name of the class you completed, and we will submit your information to the AIA so you can receive CE credit for attending our class.


The A&E CAD Training Center’s state-of-the-art facilities are co-located with the Architectural and Engineering Computer Aided Design department on the second floor of Building 3000 at the Northridge Campus of Austin Community College.
With a student to teacher ratio of 10 to 1 or less, each student can receive plenty of individul attention in our instructor-led classes. Students receive a certificate from ACC at the completion of each class. In addition, students also receive continuing education units (CEU’s), which are required by many professional licensing organizations including the American Institute of Architects and Registered Professional Land Surveyors.

Please email if you would like to visit our facilities.