Program Description

This certificate will provide learners with introductory hands-on knowledge of many of the common manufacturing processes used to produce parts, as well as hands on utilization of 3D CAD drawing software used to design parts.

Financial Aid

Not Available

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
70-80 %
at Antigo
50-60 %
at Medford
60-70 %
at Phillips
30-40 %
at Spencer
30-40 %
at Wittenberg
30-40 %
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Create a team/collaborative working environment
  • Work closely with designers as parts are being modeled
  • Design more cost effective parts through a more in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes and CAD/CAM programming basics

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Tool & Die Apprentice
  • Welding Sales and Service
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Milling Machine Operator
  • Production Machinist
  • Production Welder
  • Surface Grinder Operator
  • Drafter
  • Design Drafter
  • Product Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • CNC Programmer
  • Combination Welder
  • Jig and Fixture Builder
  • Job Shop Machinist
  • Lathe Operator
  • Layout/Welder
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Maintenance Machinist
  • CAD Technician

Courses

The Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts Certificate is a 12 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

INTRODUCTION TO MACHINE SHOP 2.00
INTRODUCTION TO WELDING 2.00
LEAN MANUFACTURING FUNDAMENTALS 2.00
PROBLEM SOLVING & TEAMS 2.00
MACHINE TOOL CAD 1.00
MACHINE TOOL CAM PROGRAMMING 1.00
AUTODESK INVENTOR 3D CAD SOFTWARE 2.00
SOLIDWORKS 2 1.00
SOLIDWORKS 1 1.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

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What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.