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Solidworks (CAD)

  • Certificate
  • 18 credits
  • 1 Year
  • Delivery Method: On-Campus

Why Study Solidworks (CAD) at LSC?

The SolidWorks certificate prepares students for the SolidWorks CSWA or CSWP-Weldments exams. SolidWorks is the standard in 3D design and mechanical engineering software. It’s used at thousands of companies around the world. It’s used by engineers, designers and CAD technicians to create 3D models and 2D drawings. Models and drawings can range from individual parts to assemblies with thousands of parts. If you want to learn how to use SolidWorks in your career, take the SolidWorks certificate at Lake Superior College in Duluth, MN.

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Career Information

Visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the MN Dept of Employment & Economic Development, and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) to gather valuable career information such as wage reports, career outlook, job prospects, industry trends, and career opportunities. These tools are available to help empower students to make informed decisions about their educational and professional paths.

Below you will find the Career Field and Career Cluster that this program is related to. Learn more about if this career area fits your interests!

Is Manufacturing right for you?

Manufacturing workers work with products and equipment. You might design a new product, decide how the product will be made, or make the product. You might work on cars, computers, appliances, airplanes, or electronic devices.

Plan Your Education

The Solidworks (CAD) Program Guide is a tool to help you map out how to successfully get your degree at Lake Superior College.

View approximate total tuition and fees for MN residents to complete this degree.

This program may be completed in 1 year if prerequisites are complete.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Design products for manufacture using 2D and 3D standards
  • Apply orthographic CAD design procedures to working drawings
  • Perform advanced CAD functions combined with advanced industrial/mechanical functions
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