Mechanical CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Certificate

Program Code: 906061

The Mechanical 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.

Catalog No. Description
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 (COMPUTER AIDED DRAFTING)-INTRODUCTION ...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 AND ASSEMBLY DESIGN ... sheetmetal drawings, welding drawings, threads and fasteners, working drawing documentation, GC&T, group design project.(Prerequisites: 10-606-210, SW Fund, Assemblies, Dwgs; 10-606-211 Mechanical AutoCAD Fundamentals)
10-606-211 MECHANICAL AUTOCAD FUNDAMENTALS ...fully dimensioned orthographic mechanical drawings; section and asuxiliary views, mechanical assembly drawings, advanced layer management. (Corequisite: 10-606-116, CAD-Intro with a "C" or better and 10-606-119, Sketching, Technical)
10-606-210 SOLIDWORKS FUNDAMENTALS, ASSEMBLIES AND DRAWINGS ...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. (Prerequisite: Accepted to Mechanical Design program or CAD Certificate; 10-606-116, CAD Intro with "C" or better)
10-606-168 LARGE MODEL MANAGEMENT ...building large assemblies from SolidWorks, Inventor, and 3D Point Cloud data. Utilizing assembly/sub-assembly structure. Exposure to CAD file management and work flows using AutoDesk Vault. Using the large assemblies to create factory layouts. Exposure to NavisWorks and AutoDesk Plant Design.
Certificate Total


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.