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SolidWorks Operator (BP/EP) Advanced Technical Certificate

Overview and Award Outcomes

Overview

The SolidWorks Operator Certificate is designed for the person already trained or experienced in a technical field who possesses a solid background in mechanical design and/or machining. The coursework is project based and emphasis will be placed on creating solid models, assemblies, and detail drawings using SolidWorks. Elective courses can be selected to best suit each students special needs and interests.

Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2-year Engineering CAD or machining program or a minimum of 2 years of related work experience.

Award Outcomes

Capture design intent.

Create solid models.

Generate drawings from solid models and assemblies.

Apply tolerances to drawings.

Utilize SolidWorks software interface.

Career Opportunities

A person with industry experience or a graduate from the Engineering CAD Technology program could use the SolidWorks Operator Certificate to find a career in mechanical drafting or mechanical design using SolidWorks. Workers in those careers prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

Program Requirements

Technical Studies Required 14 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2075Engineering Design Project

3

General Education Required 0 Credits

General Education Elective 0 Credits

Technical Studies Elective 3 Credits

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1201Industrial CAD Project

3

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2000Mechanical Design

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

Total Advanced Technical Certificate Credits 17

Semester Sequence

Offered at Brooklyn Park and Eden Prairie

First Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1250SolidWorks I

4

Technical Studies Electives

3

Total Credits  7

Second Semester

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1021Working Drawings

3

ENGC1255SolidWorks II

4

ENGC2075Engineering Design Project

3

Total Credits  10

Technical Studies Electives

Recommended: 

Course NumberCourse TitleCourse Credits
ENGC1011Engineering Drawing

3

ENGC1041Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

3

ENGC1050Additive Manufacturing

3

ENGC1100AutoCAD

4

ENGC1160Inventor

4

ENGC1900Specialized Lab

1 - 4

ENGC2000Mechanical Design

4

ENGC2100Basic Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

ENGC2110Advanced Creo Parametric (Pro/ENGINEER)

4

MACH2410CAD/CAM

3

METS1000Computers in Manufacturing

3

Choose a Total of:  3 Credits 

Graduation (17 of Credits)

Prerequisite: Graduation from or concurrent enrollment in a 2 year Engineering CAD or machining program or a minimum of 2 years of work experience. 

Semester listings reflect the recommended sequence.  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the information herein is subject to change without notice.


6/6/2018 : BP 4112 / EP 4113