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CAD Operator, Career Pathway certificate

3D printer in the CADD studio

CAD operators take instructions from designers, drafting, engineering, and other personnel to create 3D models. These models might be used for manufacturing, design concepts, or prototyping. CAD operators typically work under more experienced personnel.

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

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Course listing for the 2022-2023 catalog year.

CADD 175SolidWorks Fundamentals3
CADD 185Inventor Fundamentals3
CADD 235Materials and Design for Manufacturing Processes3
CADD 275SolidWorks Advanced3
Total Credits12

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