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About Resiliency at Work 2.0 (RW2)
RW2 emphasizes resiliency because resiliency is the best predictor of success in school and in the workplace.
RW2 is also a nonprofit proprietary school certified by the Missouri Department of Higher Education and Workforce Development (MDHEWD).
• Risk-Free: Take the first two weeks of training at no cost.
• Real-World: Learn with and from industry-experienced instructors.
• Resiliency: Increase personal and workplace success.
• Referrals: Ready for a career opportunity and/or further education.
- Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) – 14 weeks
- Revit for Building Information Modeling (BIM) – 15 weeks
- Cybersecurity – 24 weeks
All times below are Central Standard Time zone.
• Spring/Fall/Winter: Monday – Thursday, 9am – 12:45pm (day); 5:30pm – 9:15pm (evening).
• Summers: Monday – Thursday, 9:30am – 2:15pm (day); 5:30pm – 9:45pm (evenings).
• All sessions: Live instruction two (2) days; two (2) days independent study.
Must be at least a high school junior. If not in high school, you must have earned a minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent credential. Classes include live, instructor-led and in-person or online classes. Online classes accessed via Zoom. Moodle, a learning resource platform, is also used to obtain course materials, submit assignments, grades, and other resources.
Technical and soft skills are both part of the programming. Soft skills, e.g., business ethics, communication, resume updates, and interviewing skills.
During the training, access to the software is provided. Autodesk products are used. A computer with a camera, microphone and a computer mouse are also needed. Computer Specifications – 16 GB RAM minimum, Operating System 64 bit, Windows 7 or higher or MAC OS X. MAC computers are compatible with AutoCAD but NOT Revit software without a special connection. Internet access is also required.
Architectural scale/ruler and graph paper, especially for CADD.
The basic focus is on 2-D drafting and drawing with some limited exposure to 3-D. Hands-on projects include geometric construction, various projections, sections, auxiliaries, dimensioning, sketching, and detail drawings that are practiced and applied utilizing CADD procedures. (No prior experience, certification, or degree required.)
The basic focus is on architectural planning and design in line with Building Information Modeling (BIM) techniques. Fundamental design methods and practices for the creation of architectural drawings are taught. Topics involve the development of floor plans, elevations, sections of building projects including Scope Boxes.
The basic focus in on coding fundamentals through an approachable, block-based programming language and environments that reinforce coding fundamentals. Text-based programming is introduced through the Python® programming language. Computational thinking practices and collaboration strategies, as well as industry standard tools that reflect how professionals work as information or security systems analysts.
RW2 instructors have actual industry experience in the programs offered and actual teaching and/or training experience.
Tuiton & Fees
The full cost for:
- CADD starts at $3,600.
- Revit/BIM starts at $4,000.
- Cybersecurity is TBD.
Costs include tuition, textbook, software access, and more. A $500 deposit is due by week three. Ask about our no interest payment plans for individuals only. Company-sponsored and third-party payments are different. Please see our Tuition & Fees page for more information.
- Full payments accepted.
- Payment plan options are available.
- An initial deposit is required at week three.
See the payment plan information. Full and partial scholarships may be available as well.
The education and training leads to certificates of completion—an Industry Recognized Credential. Participants are also prepared to sit for Autodesk Certified User Exams for CADD and Revit, which are optional and not included in the tuition and fees. Cybersecurity participants are prepared to sit for CompTIA certifications. Completion includes meeting the attendance requirements for the respective program; earning a 2.0 GPA (C) or better; having a portfolio or samples of work; and an updated resume reflecting the RW2 education and training.
Career Placement & Assistance
Placement assistance is provided and contingent upon satisfying all requirements for completion. Through our career preparation curriculum, students receive assistance with resumes, job search strategies, and interviewing. Graduates are actively promoted to various employers to assist in securing employment. (RW2 does not guarantee employment placement.)
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