Mechanical CAD

About Mechanical CAD

This certificate program is great for students looking to enter the field of computer-aided design (CAD), as well as for those working in the industry who want to learn CAD to stay current and competitive in their job.

This certificate prepares students for entry-level careers in computer-aided design. CAD software is used to create 2D and 3D models of mechanical objects and is a critical skill for many mechanical engineering jobs. You will learn the basics of CAD software, 2D and 3D modeling, drafting, rendering, and simulation.  

Learn to create drawings that provide the information needed to build and assemble precise mechanical parts. Develop computer simulations and functional models called prototypes to show that the mechanical parts and assemblies function correctly.

The building industry also uses photo-realistic computer renderings and computer animations to show what a structure will look like after it's built. 

The Mechanical CAD Certificate is a great way to learn about CAD design and get ready for your first job in the field.

Already working in the manufacturing, construction, or engineering field? Get the certificate to add CAD skills to your resume and gain a competitive advantage to advance your career. 

  • gain experience working with the software application AutoCAD by Autodesk
  • understand industry standards
  • apply industry symbology for production and documentation
  • learn how to create accurate solid model files for 2D documentation, 3D printing, and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) machines

The certificate is a pathway to the Mechanical Computer-Aided Design, AAS degree.

Mechanical CAD Program Certificate