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Advanced Design for Manufacturing Certificate
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This program has been designed for the student that wants to pursue a career in Mechanical Engineering as a Mechanical Drafter or Commercial/Industrial Designer.

The student will use computer programs that relate to CAD (Computer Aided Design) including SolidWorks to construct rapid prototypes from basic 3D part creation to advanced surfacing models used in industries such as Aerospace.

Learning Outcomes
  • • Demonstrate the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems
  • • Complete a comprehensive design project using advanced engineering design programs as required by industry standards.
  • • Describe the role and purpose of codes and standards as they pertain to the life, health, and safety of the public.
  • • Perform the necessary steps to transform an idea or need into a completed project.
  • • Perform and support design and estimating functions, including costs, labor requirements, equipment and scheduling functions.
Prerequisites

Many classes have prerequisites. Prerequisites are those classes that prove eligibility for entry-level classes by testing or by having satisfied prior course work. Course work earned at other institutions must be unofficially evaluated or approved by a program advisor before registering.

Courses in this degree with pre-requisites are marked with an asterisk(*). See catalog for more information.

Note: Advanced placement testing, work experience, and transfer of credits may result in course waivers, credit transfer, and advanced placement.

Curriculum

Program Requirements

Course Number

Certificate Requirements (20 credits)

 

TDR 170

Introduction to Design for 3D Printing

5

TDR 171

Introduction to SolidWorks

5

TDR 172*

Intermediate SolidWorks

5

TDR 173*

Advanced Design for 3D Printing

5

Total Credits: 20

(excluding pre-requisites)

 

Total Credits
20
Total Credits -- Minimum
20.00
Sequence

This program of study is outlined by quarter, and the two SolidWorks courses, as well as the two 3D Printing courses, should be taken in the indicated sequence. However, it should not be concluded that students will always proceed through their program of study exactly as prescribed here. The number of quarters listed here is minimal. Not all courses are offered every quarter. Individual student experiences, educational and training background, and personal schedules and demands all may affect the time it takes to finish this program. Also, in general, summer quarter is not considered one of the full-time quarters in the program.

 

1st quarter:

TDR 170

Introduction to Design for 3D Printing

 

2nd quarter:

 

TDR 171

 

Introduction to SolidWorks

 

3rd quarter:

 

TDR 172

 

Intermediate SolidWorks

 

4th quarter:

 

TDR 173

 

Advanced Design for 3D Printing

Notes

What Skills do I need to be successful in this field?

• Mechanical Drafter- http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3013.00

• Commercial and Industrial Designers- http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1021.00

• Engineering Drafters – http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3019.00

What are some potential job titles?

Mechanical Drafter

• Commercial/Industrial Designer

• Engineering Drafter

Wages, employment trends and pathways

Mechanical Drafter- http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3013.00

• Commercial and Industrial Designers- http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/27-1021.00

• Engineering Drafters- http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/17-3019.00

Program Contact:             
Thomas Veith        
(206) 934-3790                 
thomas.veith@seattlecolleges.edu

NSC Advising Office:                                                      
(206) 934-3658                   
northseattle.edu/advising

Program Website:      
northseattle.edu/programs/engineering-graphics-design-technology