AutoCAD is the standard design software used in the engineering, architecture, interior design and construction industries. Designers and drafters use it to create two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer drawings. Students interested in learning how to use this software can complete coursework to earn a certificate or degree or take individual non-credit classes at a higher education institution.Courses that earn continuing education units toward professional development and training are available at Autodesk-authorized training centers, some of which are private organizations. Some of these training options can prepare students for professional certification through Autodesk. Graduates of these programs may find employment with architectural and design firms, construction businesses or engineering companies.