After carefully considering the rapidly changing situation in New York City around novel coronavirus (COVID-19), The General Society’s current classes at the Mechanics Institute are currently on “hold”until we are instructed otherwise by the State and/or City of New York.

Registration for the Fall 2020 Semester opens on Monday, July 13th, 2020. For more information, please contact

Introduction to AutoCAD
The educational objective of this course is to teach the student with a working knowledge of computers the fundamentals of Computer-Assisted Design (CAD), utilizing AutoCAD. The course focuses on the principles and conventions of CAD as used by the drafting/engineering professional, including Drawing Tools, Poly-lines, Layers, Text, and Dimensioning.

Intermediate AutoCAD
The educational objective of this course is to assist the student who has successfully completed CD I in acquiring intermediate skills in CAD. The course will cover all areas required for the student to produce professional quality two-dimensional drawings. Topics covered include Drawing Setup, Customizing AutoCAD, Scripts, Menus, Diesel, and Auto LISP Basics.

Introduction to Revit
This class introduces the students to the essential features and functionality of Revit (Architecture, Structure, and MEP). Through lectures and hands-on exercises, the student will learn about Building Information Modelling (BIM), navigate through program interface, manage views and master the basic concepts of BIM modeling.