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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 16 credits that may be applied toward the Mechanical Design Technology program.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Perform the functions of a CAD operator.
. Apply dimensions to mechanical drawings per ANSI standards.
. 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

10-614-113 2D Essentials
10-614-136 3D Modeling with Inventor
10-606-113 Computer Aided Drafting
10-606-122 CAD - Fabrication & Assembly
10-606-126 Geometric Dimensioning/Toleran
10-804-118 Intermediate Algebra with Appl
10-606-162 Solidworks Fundamentals
10-606-164 Solidworks-Assemblies/Drawings
10-606-163 Solidworks-Intermediate

Certificate Total

Course Descriptions

10-614-113 2D Essentials... an introduction to technical communication, annotation, geometric construction, model, orthographic and pictorial, section and auxiliary views and dimensioning.

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.

10-606-113 aided drafting using AutoCAD software focusing on template settings; creating and manipulating layers; basic drawing, editing, and inquiry commands; blocks and attributes; and plotting. (Corequisites: 10-607-119, Intro to Civil Engineering Technology OR 10-606-119, Technical Sketching OR 10-614-113, 2D Essentials)

10-606-122 CAD-Fabrication & Assembly...sheet metal drawings as applied to brackets, enclosures & guarding; welding drawings; threads & fasteners; stock components; working drawing documentation. (Prerequisite: 10-606-113, CAD)

10-606-126 Geometric Dimension/ of standard dimensioning, datums, material condition symbols, tolerances of form and profile, tolerances of orientation and run out, location tolerances and virtual condition. [Prerequisites: 10-606-113, CAD; OR 10-606-157, Solidworks Fund and Drawings OR (10-606-162, Solidworks Fundamentals; and 10-606-163, Solidworks Intermediate; and 10-606-164, Solidworks Assemblies/Draw)]

10-804-118 Interm Algebra w Apps...algebra content with applications. Topics include properties of real numbers, order of operations, algebraic solution for linear equations and inequalities, operations with polynomial and rational expressions, operations with rational exponents and radicals, algebra of inverse, logarithmic and exponential functions. (Prerequisites: Accuplacer-Algebra=61 or ACT-Math 21 or 10-834-110, Elem Alg w/ Apps with "C" or better or equivalent AND Accuplacer-Reading=55 or ACT Reading=15 or 10-838-105, Intro to Reading & Study Skills with "C" or better OR equivalent)

10-606-162 Solidworks Fundamentals...terminology, software operation and interface, creating basic models, casting and forging models. (Corequisite: 10-606-119, Sketching-Technical OR 10-614-113 2D Essentials; familiarity with Windows file management)

10-606-164 Solidworks-Assemblies/Draw...manipulate configurations, create assemblies, and create dimensioned orthographic drawings using SolidWorks software. (Prerequisite: 10-606-163, SolidWorks Intermediate)

10-606-163 Solidworks-Intermediate...creating and manipulating intermediate models using SolidWorks software. Course content includes models requiring the use of revolved and swept features, equations, and thin walled parts. (Prerequisite: 10-606-162, Solidworks Fundamentals)

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.