Program Description

The Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts Certificate provides 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.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $2,017
Books & Supplies: $334

Financial Aid

Not Available
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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.

at Wausau
at Antigo
at Medford
at Phillips
at Spencer
at Wittenberg
at Online

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


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


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


The Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts Certificate is a 11 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Solidworks 1 1.00
Team Building And Problem Solving 3.00
Introduction To Welding 1.00
Introduction To Machine Tool 2.00
Lean Manufacturing Fundamentals 2.00
Introduction To CAD/CAM 1.00
Solidworks 2 1.00

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