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Technical Designer, Career Pathway certificate

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The Technical Designer uses CAD to assist in the design, 3D modeling, and creation of production drawings. Using technical CAD skills, the technical designer works with others to assist in the creation of design solutions.

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Degrees and certificates by number of terms to complete
Award Length Financial aid eligible Currently accepting students?
Career Pathway Certificate: Technical DesignerLess than 1 year

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

CADD 115Practical Mathematics for CAD Designers and Drafters4
CADD 175SolidWorks Fundamentals3
CADD 195Statics and Mechanics for Mechanical Designers4
CADD 235Materials and Design for Manufacturing Processes3
CADD 245Product Design and Development Fundamentals3
Total Credits17

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