Program Description

The Mechanical Design Drawing Software Certificate is designed for learners seeking hands-on experience creating mechanical drawings using 2D and 3D CAD software. Learners can choose to focus on either Autodesk Inventor or Solidworks software to complete this certificate, with both choices including preparation and assessment for certified industry credentials in the chosen software.

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Approximate Program Cost

Tuition & Fees: $977
Books & Supplies: $193

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.

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


Graduates will be able to…

  • Utilize 3D computer-generated graphical solutions
  • Apply 2D computer-generated graphical solutions
  • Use computer software to produce mechanical drawings


The Mechanical Design Drawing Software Certificate is a 7–8 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

Technical Drafting/CAD 2.00
Technical Detailing 2.00
Autodesk Inventor 3D CAD Software 2.00
Autodesk Inventor 2 1.00
Solidworks 1 1.00
Solidworks 2 1.00
Solidworks 3 2.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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