CAD Technology - Industrial Drafting - SolidWorks

Program Information

Degree Type: 
Certificate of Achievement

Enables designers, engineers, and students with previous CAD background to become proficient in this powerful and versatile design software. Application modules include Sketcher, Part, Drawing, and Assembly. SolidWorks software is used by automotive tier one and tier two suppliers, appliance and furniture manufacturers, consumer products manufacturers, and medical equipment manufacturers.

Learning Outcomes: 
  • Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the requisite entry level CAD and Industrial Drafting skills for the Manufacturing Industry.
  • Utilized drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  • Applied and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
  • Create a part design using 3D CAD software program.
  • Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3D CAD software program.
  • Create section views of a part.
  • Project an auxiliary view from an inclined surface.
Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
6.0 (Including Options/Electives)

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.

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Industrial Technology Division: 313-845-9656,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-172
Roger Weekes: 313-317-1582,, Technology Bldg, Room: E-162
Career Opportunities: 

*CAD Drafter
*SolidWorks Designer