The computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) certificate helps students gain valuable skills in AutoCAD software and Solidworks modeling of mechanical components and assemblies. Students also learn the computation skills needed in the area of engineering problem-solving.
This certificate is offered by BYU-Idaho, with
Essential Knowledge and Skills
- Analyze and solve problems involving functions, algebraic expressions, and systems of equations.
- Demonstrate proficiency using a spreadsheet program, Excel (formulas, functions, graphs, solver, pivot tables).
- Show proficiency in writing computer programs in VBA, including variables, conditional expressions, loops, and arrays.
- Demonstrate proficiency in using a 2D-modeling program, AutoCAD, in the creation of models and drawings.
- Show proficiency in using a 3D-parametric modeling program, SolidWorks, in the creation of basic mechanical components, assemblies, and drawings.
- Create and interpret geometric dimensions and tolerances (GD&T) for mechanical engineering drawings.
- AutoCAD drafter
- SolidWorks drafter
- SolidWorks 3D modeler
- CAD designer (with experience)
Why choose this certificate?
Training in computer-aided design and drafting (CADD) will give you the experience and tools in AutoCAD and SolidWorks needed to become proficient in a variety of careers. It is basic preparation that could lead to work in jobs that include land surveying, civil engineering, and telecommunications.
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