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    24 credit hours

Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Certificate

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  • CT iconThrough this certificate and the Engineering Technology A.S. subplan in digital design and modeling, you gain experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), solid modeling and rapid prototyping skills needed to assist the engineering activities of industry in planning, designing and detailing. You will acquire several important industry-standard skills, including using modern CAD programs applied to problem solving. You can work toward industry certifications in SolidWorks and AutoCAD.

    The computer-aided design and drafting certificate and Engineering Technology A.S. subplan in digital design and modeling have two mini tracks based on electives.

    • Rapid Prototyping track
      Includes finite element analysis and rapid prototyping. This track is intended for students interested in manufacturing mechanical parts.
    • REVIT track
      Includes two courses in the parametric building information modeling software, REVIT. This track is intended for students interested in architecture and building construction and design.
  • What you will learn

    • Advanced CAD commands
    • Three-dimensional (3-D) drawings
    • Solid modeling software
    • Digital engineering design fundamentals
    • Digital modeling fundamentals
  • Continuing your education

    This certificate is part of the Digital Design and Modeling subplan of the 60-credit hour A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.

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    Some of these courses can be applied to the 62-credit hour A.S. Degree in Drafting and Design Technology.

  • Careers

    Drafting and Computer Aided Design technicians are vital players in engineering. Their skills help take concepts one step closer to completion. Graduates of this program who are new to the field can find employment in those areas where CAD technicians and designers are needed.

    This program qualifies you for entry level work as:

  • Facilities

    A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.

    SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.

    In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic instrumentation.

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