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CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Certificate

Certificate Number 906061

The CAD Certificate is designed for a person seeking introductory Auto CAD and Mechanical Design skills.
The certificate comprises 13 credits that may be applied toward the Mechanical Design Technology program.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Perform the functions of a CAD operator.
. Create orthographic mechanical drawings.

Completers will be able to apply credits toward the following programs:

. 106061, Mechanical Design Technology

Requirements for Certificate Entry:

. High school background in mathematics, science, and industrial education.
. High school diploma or equivalent.
. High school algebra or equivalent.
. Competency in Windows, Word and Excel.


10-606-122, CAD-Fabrication & Assembly is offered in the Spring semester only.
Please note that enrollment in some courses requires an Academic Skills Assessment (Accuplacer) with appropriate benchmark scores. See course descriptions for detail; equivalent assessment scores are acceptable. To learn more about these assessments and benchmark scores, please contact an advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.


Catalog No. Description Credits

10-614-136 3D Modeling with Inventor
10-606-116 Computer Aided Drafting-Introd
10-606-214 Fabrication and Assembly Desig
10-606-211 Mech AutoCAD Fundmentals
10-606-210 SolidWorks Fundamentals, Assem
10-606-119 Sketching-Technical

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-614-136 3D Modeling with Inventor...develop the knowledge and skills, to create Solid Models using Autodesk Inventor; creating and editing 3D drawings; rapid prototyping; manipulating data.

10-606-116 CAD-Intro...CAD terminology, drawing preliminaries, basic inquiry and setting commands, layer setting and manipulation, basic drawing and display commands, basic edit commands, and plotting, using AutoCAD software.

10-606-214 Fabrication & Assembly Design... sheetmetal drawings, welding drawings, threads and fasteners, working drawing documentation, GC&T, group design project.(Prerequisite: 10-606-210, SW Fund, Assemblies, Dwgs; 10-606-211 Mechanical AutoCAD Fundamentals)

10-606-211 Mech AutoCAD Fundamentals...fully dimensioned orthographic mechanical drawings; section and asuxiliary views, mechanical assembly drawings, advanced layer management. (Corequisite: 10-606-116, CAD-Intro)

10-606-210 SW Fund, Assemblies, Dwgs...Terminology; software operation and interface basics, creating basic models, casting and forging models, revolved a swept features, SolidWorks drawing environment, completely dimensioned orthographic drawings; model troubleshooting. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Technical Sketching).

10-606-119 Sketching-Technical...graphically describe objects without CAD system or mechanical drawing aids; fundamental components of design process: lettering, geometric construction, orthographic projection, isometric sketching, section views, auxiliary views, and dimensioning. (Pre-requisite: student must be in Mechanical Design program or pre-program to enroll)

For more information, please contact: The Trades & Engineering Technologies Department,(920) 498-5461 or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 5461,or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.