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CAD: Mechanical Design Skills Certificate

Computer-Aided Design (CAD) is the process of creating 3D Virtual Models of components & assemblies, and 2D drawings that fully describe the product.  The CAD operator, while using a wide variety of CAD software packages, refines the product and creates drawings following standardized practices through International and company related Standards.  This certificate provides learning opportunities in CAD software, drawing creation following ASME standards and Dimension & Tolerance per the ASME Y14.5 standard.   Graduates can find entry level employment in design and engineering related activities in the areas of transportation, aerospace, medical technology, power transmission & defense.

Students who satisfactorily complete the program requirements qualify for a certificate of program completion.

Not all courses are offered each semester.  Students should work with an academic advisor to develop a schedule that will work for them. Students planning to transfer should check the transfer institution’s requirements/guides or discuss their options with an academic advisor. Number of credits may vary depending on the course selection.

Schoolcraft program code # CRT.00238
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Sample Plan

First Year – Fall Semester 

Total Credits: 10 

First Year – Winter Semester 

Total Credits: 7 

Program Total: 17 Credits

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Student Handbook

Learn more about Credit Hours, Course Load, Study Expectations and more in the student handbook.