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.
Because these courses are designed to build upon one another, they should be taken in order. 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 in this Program
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.
This class will be offered the following time for Spring 2013:
Dates: Monday, February 11 - April 29, 2013; (total of 36 hours)
6:15 PM-9:15 PM
Fee: $795 (includes book)
To pay by credit card, you may register online now.
To pay by check, you may print out the non-credit registration form.
3D with SolidWorks
Continuing on with the materials presented in the 2D with AutoCAD course, 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 associative 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.
This class be offered summer 2013. Check back in January for course details.
Penn State Berks
P.O. Box 7009
Reading, PA 19610
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