I would not reccomend a course like that, as u are a student. 3ds max courses typically are done over a couple of days and cost in the region of â‚¬1,500. not to mention the high cost of the actual program.
I would however recommend Google SketchUp
. It can do most of what 3ds max does i.e. animation, modelling, rendering.... It's also free and very user friendly. There are tutorials on the website and a forum to help answer any queries you may have.
let your boss pay for 3ds max when the time comes