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About the Program

Penn State’s 2D/3D CAD Certificate was created by individuals with years of experience in AutoCAD and SolidWorks The two courses are designed for architects, drafters, engineers, technicians, or anyone desiring formal training in computer-aided design.

Certificate Requirements

To receive the 2D/3D Certificate, participants must successfully complete the two required courses, maintain at least a "C" average, and pass a final project/examination given during the last session of each course.

Scheduled Courses Spring 2016

2D with AutoCAD

In this hands-on computer-aided drafting course, participants will be introduced to AutoCAD, which includes: basic drawing and editing commands, coordinate entry methods, object snap techniques, display manipulation, automatic editing, text manipulation, prototype drawings, scaling, layers, dimensioning and tolerancing, groups and blocks, and printing. Students are required to bring a flash drive to class.

Dates:  Mondays, September 12 - December 5, 2016 (no class Nov. 21; makeup Dec. 12)
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room: Luerssen, Room 210
Cost:  $825

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3D with SolidWorks

In the second half of the 2D/3D series, participants will be introduced to SolidWorks, which includes parametric modeling, solid geometry concepts, feature design tree, geometric relations and construction tools, the BORN construction technique, part drawings and associate functionality, reference geometry and auxiliary views, symmetrical features in design, assembly modeling, and more. As a result of having taken this class, students will have begun preparation to take the Certified SolidWorks Associate exam.

Dates:  Wednesdays, September 14 - December 7, 2016 (no class Nov. 23;  makeup Dec. 14)
Times:  6:30pm - 9:30pm
Room: Luerssen, Room 210
Cost:  $825

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Questions? Contact Erica Kunkel at (610) 396-6221 or els5014@psu.edu.



Penn State Berks
Continuing Education
P.O. Box 7009
Tulpehocken Road
Reading, PA 19610






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