CAD-1 Training Center

Leader in technology training.

The CAD-1 Autodesk Authorized Training Center (ATC) is consistently ranked one of the best in North America.  In addition to a regular schedule of classroom training, we offer customized instructor-led training for a client’s specific requirements.

CAD-1 is one of the few Autodesk Training Centers to offer customized training programs that combine live, instructor-led training with recorded curriculum materials that act as reinforcement and ongoing support to the live training.  CAD-1 has documented results that retention levels increase greatly when these two methods are combined.



We have only the best of the best with licensed Engineers and Architects and a strong desire to see your project through to the end.

Targeted at: New hires, Individuals changing jobs or in need of Workforce redevelopment, companies migrating to new software.



Project oriented custom training tailored for your organization and your workflow.

Targeted at: Companies adopting new workflows, advanced concepts, new technology implementation, software upgrades or looking to increase productivity with existing solutions.



1-on-1 live online training (using GoToMeeting technology) to overcome a specific obstacle or learn a particular feature in your software. This training is sold in hourly blocks.

Targeted at: Individuals with a time-sensitive and/or feature based training question. You don’t need an entire class, you just need help setting up that one family in Revit, or getting that corridor to model right in Civil 3D, or adding attributes to a block in AutoCAD.

Award Winning

As an Autodesk Authorized Training Center for over 20 years, CAD-1 has received numerous awards for training, including:

  • Distinguished Training Performance
  • Instructional Quality
  • Training Facilities and Staff
  • Top Instructor
  • Top Autodesk Authorized Training Center
  • Training Director Award
  • Outstanding Training Performance
  • Classroom Training
  • Training Enrollment
  • Premier Autodesk Training Center

CAD-1 is also:

  • Certiport Authorized Testing Center
  • Colorado Department of Higher Education (Division of Private Occupational Schools) Approved
  • Veterans Administration Approved School (Pending)
  • Colorado Workforce Approved
  • Wyoming Workforce Approved

Skilled Instructors

CAD-1 has an all-star lineup of instructors:

All are Autodesk Certified Instructors. And CAD-1 instructors are continually updating their skills to maintain their “certified” status.
As a group, CAD-1 staff have a combined total of over 60 years of teaching experience.  Other prestigious events where CAD-1 instructors have been invited to teach:

  • GIS in the Rockies
  • Wyoming Geospatial Conference
  • Autodesk University
  • American Institute of Architects
  • AUGI CAD Camp
  • Wyoming Professional Engineers Society
  • Geospatial Conference of the West
  • Professional Land Surveyors of Colorado

CAD-1 Tech Group

Norah has an Associate’s Degree as a Mechanical Drafter from Community College of Denver in 2008.  She worked in the oil & gas and mining industry as a piping drafter and designer while attending school, and continued to work in the industry after graduation.  During those 10 years, she discovered that her true passion was more information-technology related.  Norah’s new position made her responsible for setting up software to meet company and client standards and needs, as well as...

Barbara first learned AutoCAD as an architecture student at Iowa State University in 1987. After working in construction and architecture as a drafter, she moved into a CAD position with an architect in 1992. She worked on a wide variety of projects including residential, churches and educational facilities. In 1997 Barbara moved to Colorado and began teaching AutoCAD and architectural design classes at a local college. In 2008 she also began teaching Revit to her college students. Barbara joined...

Tony Crawford holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and his knowledge extends across industry realms. A CAD manager instrumental in developing CAD Standards; BIM Director/Manager responsible for  implementing Revit MEP and in Facilities Management, where he was responsible for creating conceptual models for large A/E firms. As our top Revit MEP trainer, Tony provides one-on-one and classroom training and oversees Revit MEP implementations, project consultation and technical support.

Deni started using AutoCAD with version 2.6 in 1987 in the private sector. She moved to the reseller network in 1989 where she began her career supporting and training end users on Autodesk products. She has had the opportunity to instruct in the Community College arena, within the reseller network, at AUGI CAD Camp in 2005, and at Autodesk University in 2009. Deni has successfully completed both Associate and Professional Certifications from Autodesk and currently holds the status of...

Since 1991, Warren has been working with AutoCAD, which he learned while serving in the Air Force. He enjoyed the program so much that, shortly after learning AutoCAD, he became the CADD manager at his unit. After serving 10 years in the Air Force he entered the private sector, where he worked as a CADD manager for Civil Engineering firms in Lakewood. In 1998 he joined an Autodesk reseller and training center to help establish in-house training and support...

As a registered architect in both Colorado and California, Brian has been in practice since 1995. He attended California Polytechnic University of Pomona and graduated with a 5-year Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture in 2001. He spent the next five years in southern California designing custom homes and club houses in Laguna Beach and Newport Beach before relocating to Colorado. During that time Brian quickly learned multiple types of 3D software including AutoCAD and 3ds Max. In January...

Shortly after graduating in 1998 from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Brian began doing design work in a general civil engineering firm using Land Development Desktop. Learning the software on his own, he soon became the resident expert in both LDT as well as AutoCAD. As soon as Civil 3D was released, Brian realized the potential it had and began devoting his free time to learning its ins and outs. Joining the ranks...