• Program: Engineering CAD Technology
  • Degree: Advanced Technical Certificate
  • Credits: Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17
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The SolidWorks Operator Certificate is designed for the person already trained or experienced in a technical field who possesses a solid background in mechanical design and/or machining. The coursework is project based and emphasis will be placed on creating solid models, assemblies, and detail drawings using SolidWorks. Elective courses can be selected to best suit each students special needs and interests. Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year Engineering CAD or machining program or a minimum of 2 years of related work experience.

Career Opportunities

A person with industry experience or a graduate from the Engineering CAD Technology program could use the SolidWorks Operator Certificate to find a career in mechanical drafting or mechanical design using SolidWorks. Workers in those careers prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Award Outcomes:

  • Capture design intent.
  • Create solid models.
  • Generate drawings from solid models and assemblies.
  • Apply tolerances to drawings.
  • Utilize SolidWorks software interface.

Required Credits

Technical Studies Requirements 14 Credits
General Education Requirements 0 Credits

Elective Credits

Technical Studies Electives 3 Credits
General Education Electives 0 Credits

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