Class Information

  Auto Cad 101 13+


Mechanical Design Fundamentals 101 (MDF101HS) is an introduction design course for grades 8 through 12 levels.  Students will learn the basics of technical design used in the creation of mechanical and architectural designs.  It is primarily a home-based program of instruction with weekly one hour lectures and seminars to assist students in the software application processes for design development.  It is self-paced with opportunities for students to move into more complicated software for Architectural, 3D Parametric Modeling, Computer Gaming and Animation Development, Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Interior Designs.  It is an introductory level course intended for new AutoCAD users. This course is a step by step tutorial that covers all the fundamental skills necessary to use AutoCAD as a tool to work proficiently as a drafter or designer and prepares the student for the AutoCAD Certification Exam.

Text:  Tutorial Guide to AutoCAD By Shawna Lockhart

These courses have proven to assist the student learner in reading comprehension by naturally learning strategic reading skills during the tutorial process.  Learners will also see an improvement in applied mathematics and understanding math story problems with additional improvements in critical thinking, problem solving skills and work ethic.  

Students, both male and female, who completed these basic courses have gone on to study Mechanical, Architectural, Civil and Bio-mechanical Engineering at University of Michigan, Michigan State, M.I. T., Case Western, Ferris State and Lawrence Technological University.    



1.AutoCAD software license is FREE and available from the instructor of the course.

2.TEXT WORKBOOK COSTS:  Estimated at less than $50.00 each is dependent on the number of students in each course. Bulk rates are usually less than individual purchases.

  1. System requirements for AutoCAD LT.  (DESK OR LAPTOP COMPUTERS AND ONE PRINTER)

This article provides the system requirements for Autodesk® AutoCAD LT® 2018.


System requirements for AutoCAD LT

Operating System

  • Microsoft® Windows® 7 SP1 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Update KB2919355 (32-bit & 64-bit)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (64-bit only)

CPU Type

32-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 32-bit (x86) processor
64-bit: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster 64-bit (x64) processor


32-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)
64-bit: 2 GB (4 GB recommended)

Display Resolution

Conventional Displays:
1360 x 768 (1920 x 1080 recommended) with True Color. 125% Desktop Scaling (120 DPI) or less recommended.

High Resolution & 4K Displays:
Resolutions up to 3840 x 2160 supported on Windows 10, 64 bit systems (with capable display card)

Display Card

Windows display adapter capable of 1360 x 768 with True Color capabilities and DirectX® 9 ¹. DirectX 11 compliant card recommended.

¹ DirectX 9 recommended by supported OS

Disk Space

Installation 4.0 GB


Windows Internet Explorer® 11 or later

Pointing Device

MS-Mouse compliant


WINTAB support

Media (DVD)

Download or installation from DVD

.NET Framework

.NET Framework Version 4.6


  Instructor: Bentivolio, Kerry
  Instructor Bio:
  Kerry Bentivolio, is a former automotive designer for Ford and General Motors Corporation with 15 years experience. He has 5 years experience in residential construction as both a carpenter and general contractor. He has 12 years full-time experience as a General and Vocational Education as a State certified and licensed teacher in Secondary Education for both private and public schools. He has five college majors with a B.A. Degree and a Masterís Degree in Education. He is retired 27 year veteran who served in the United States military as both a full and part-time soldier with service in Vietnam and Iraq. He has 6 years part-time experience teaching at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Custer, Michigan, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin and Fort Knox, Kentucky. He is a former member of the United States 113th Congress and was an advocate of Home and Charter School (Schools of Choice) Education.
  Fee: $85
  Material Fee: $0
  Minimum Age: 0
  Maximum Age: 18
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