Revit | Revit Fundamentals

Certificate Program

Autodesk® Revit 2023 software is a powerful Building Information Modeling (BIM) program that works the way architects think. The program streamlines the design process through the use of a central 3D model, where changes made in one view update across all views and on the printable sheets.

This certificate program is designed to teach students how to use Revit tools to plan and track various stages in the design process from conception to construction. You begin by learning about the user interface and basic drawing, editing, and viewing tools. Then you learn design development tools including how to model walls, doors, windows, floors, ceilings, stairs, and more. Using the Autodesk Revit student software, you'll also create plans in 3D, annotate the model with 2D drafting elements, and access building information from the building models database. Finally, you learn the processes that take the model into the construction documentation phase. Since building projects themselves tend to be extremely complex, the Autodesk Revit software is also complex. The objective of the Fundamentals training program is to enable students to create full 3D architectural project models and set them up in working drawings. This training focuses on all of the basic tools needed to work with the Revit software.


This program will meet in person in our CSULB computer lab on Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with an hour break at 12:00 noon.

Course Materials

The textbook Commercial Design Using Autodesk Revit 2023 by Daniel John Stine is included in the tuition cost and will be provided to students in class.

Individuals who want to learn how to create 3D architectural project models or are involved in using and/or reviewing 3D models created in REVIT including, 

  • Architects
  • Structural Engineers
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing (MEP) Engineers
  • Designers
  • Contractors
  • Construction Managers
  • Learn from an experienced industry professional who will provide personal attention, guidance, and feedback throughout the program
  • Students are encouraged to bring their own projects to design in Revit from planning to completion
  • Gain valuable knowledge to interact and collaborate in various phases of the design and construction process
  • Ability to network and collaborate with peers involved in 3D design
  • The purpose of Building Information Management (BIM) and how it is applied in the Autodesk Revit software
  • Navigating the Autodesk Revit workspace and interface
  • Working with the basic drawing and editing tools
  • Creating Levels and Grids as datum elements for the model
  • Creating a 3D building model with walls, curtain walls, windows, and doors
  • Adding floors, ceilings, and roofs to the building model
  • Creating component-based and custom stairs
  • Adding component features, such as furniture and equipment
  • Setting up sheets for plotting with text, dimensions, details, tags, and schedules
  • Complete all course requirements including meeting attendance and/or participation requirements
  • Complete all assignments