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SolidWorks Designer

Certificate

Learn basic design and modeling fundamentals using SolidWorks® computer-aided design (CAD) tools to design three-dimensional solids.  After completing the program, work as an entry-level drafter/designer for a mechanical engineering or manufacturing firm.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Division of Applied Technology
Dean: 520.206.7134
Lead Faculty: 520.206.7230
Program Advisor: 520.206.7234
Information Sessions

Careers

Completing this program can lead to employment in a variety of different careers.  Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages.  Some careers may require additional education or training. Source: EMSI

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Mechanical Drafter $56,276

Academic Options

Continue your studies by completing Pima’s Mechanical Designer/CNC Programmer certificate, Mechanical/Electro-Mechanical Designer certificate and/or the Computer-Aided Design AAS degree.

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
CAD 117 Print Reading with CAD for Manufacturing 4
CAD 142 Introduction to Parametric Modeling SolidWorks 4
CAD 172 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
CAD 242 Advanced Parametric Modeling: SolidWorks 4
Total
15

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 College Success and Career Planning 1
Subtotal 1
Total 16

Program/Major Codes:  CRTSWD/SWD1
Gainful Employment Disclosure

www.pima.edu/solidworks-cert

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