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Cape Cod Community College
  • 2240 Iyannough Road, Hyannis, MA 02668
  • 508-375-5013
  • Vocational Skills Training
CAD Designer Certificate Program
Program activities:

The first course covers principles associated with 3D design, visualization, documentation, and product simulation, taught through hands-on use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) modeling software. In addition, student designed parts are fabricated using both additive (3D printing) and subtractive (CNC milling, laser cutting) techniques to enhance the understanding of the design to manufacturing process

The second of a two course 3D mechanical design series for students interested in careers as product engineers, architects, and designers using computer aided design (CAD) software, prepares students for the Certified SolidWorks Associate Exam (CSWA) and the Certified SolidWorks Professional Exam (CSWP). A research paper that addresses an advanced topic in 3D solid modeling is required.

The Professional Career Prep component explores careers in engineering, architecture, and design and provides students with the essential knowledge and skills they need as they prepare for further training in the engineering field. Career coaching and resume assistance is provided.

Program is offered in: English
Participant demographics:

Unemployed, underemployed, marginalized populations.

Anticipated number of SNAP participants per year: 2
Total hours: 25
Information About Program Hours: Weekly hours comprised of 7 program hours + 18 hours of independent work
Program duration: 17 weeks
Rolling Admission: No
Number of cycles: 1
Program start dates: October 2024
Sample schedule:
HoursActivity TypeMonTueWedThuFriSatSun
6:00pm-9:00pmLive Instruction
Other Schedule Information: Classes meet Tues & Thurs 6-9pm as well as 3 Monday sessions 6-8 pm
Is the program offered remotely? Yes
Is public transportation available? No

Location information:

Additional information about location:

Class is remote

Program is CORI friendly? Yes
Anticipated outcomes: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) and Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP), Cape Cod Community College Certificate of Completion
Other outcomes: Stackable Credential(s), Employment/Promotion, Industry skills gain

Participant Supports:

Participant Support CategoryAll participantsAs needed
DTA SNAP Child Care Referral
DTA SNAP Transportation Support
Test/License Fees
Loaner laptop
Are there any out of pocket expenses for the participant? No
Do participants receive any pay? Not applicable

Contact Information

Program Liaison: Steve McLeod
Telephone: 508-375-5004
Program code: CCC-IH-VT-CAD
ABAWD Qualifying? Yes