Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist: SolidWorks

The Certificate of Completion (CCL) in Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist: SolidWorks prepares students for careers as technical assistants, engineering technicians or hands on product designers. This expertise will allow employment in a variety of hi-tech product development and manufacturing companies. The program includes courses designed to provide students with a working knowledge in the field of product design, product development and rapid part manufacturing. Competency and technical expertise will be learned on industry specific three-dimensional 3D Solid Design software, 3D printers, and mechanical design simulation software. The core specialty of the program is hands-on experience with solid design.


Academic Plan Code: 
Certificate of Completion (CCL)
Total credits required: 
Effective term: 
2018 Fall
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

This program will be replaced by: CCL/5184 Industrial Design Technology: Design Specialist

Admission criteria

Math assessment score on District placement exam placing students into MAT090 or MAT091 or MAT092 or higher, or permission of Department or Division.

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
MET109Machine Trades Print Reading (3) OR
Satisfactory completion of departmental credit by examination (3)3
MET112Inspection Techniques3
MET113Applied Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerance3
MET220Fundamentals of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM)3
MET231Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
MET286AESolid Design I: Part Modeling: SolidWorks3
MET288AESolid Design II: Advanced Part Modeling: SolidWorks3
MET291AESolid Design: Certified SolidWorks Associate / Certified SolidWorks Professional Test Preparation1
  • Explain metal removal processes emphasizing manual milling, drilling and lathe. (MET109, MET231)
  • Apply Blueprint Reading emphasizing Orthographic Projection and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). (MET109, MET112, MET220, MET231, MET113)
  • Apply the industry-mandated protocol for 2D Geometric Dimensioning and Annotation (ASME Y14.5 and 3D Dimensioning and Annotation (ASME Y14.41) and production of E-Drawings. (MET112, MET113)
  • Practice fundamentals of work holding and tooling applications. (MET112, MET231)
  • Develop 3D Visualization skills for Mechanical Design with the use of 3D Solid Design, Modeling and Simulation tools. (MET286AE, MET288AE)
  • Identify exam objectives, and design intent with solids, and mechanical motion with Assemblies and COSMOSXpress. (MET291AE)
  • Describe 2-D and 3-D technical documentation standards. (MET291AE)
  • Prepare for latest Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) exam. (MET291AE)

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