CAD for Design and Manufacturing

Certificate | Code: 1225

Please note:

This program credential is suspended and no longer taking new applicants. If you are already enrolled in this program, courses are still available for registration.

About the program

Participants will be able to create precise and fully detailed 2D technical drawings in AutoCAD, build and modify 3D solid models, create drawings from models, generate photo- real renderings in AutoCAD, and create 3D models and 2D documents.

Program information

All courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.

Admission requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), or equivalent, or 19 years of age or older.

Note re: admission requirements

  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in the English language.

Admission procedures

  • Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
  • Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
  • Final selection is made following an assessment of the admission requirements.

Program requirements

  • Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is necessary for this program.
  • Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to two (2) years prior to admission into the program.
  • All courses must be completed within three years of applying to the program

Graduate opportunities

Participants will be qualified to use AutoCAD to function in a manufacturing or design environment.

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Program outcomes

  • Apply drafting techniques and conventions.

  • Create full 2D technical drawings using AutoCAD.

  • Create multiple view drawings using advanced drawing and editing tools and basic customization.

  • Build and modify 3D solid models involving wireframe, surface, and solids modeling techniques.

  • Extract 2D drawings from 3D models and generate photo-real renderings.

  • Build part models, create fully detailed drawing views, and construct assemblies using SolidWorks.

  • Import and export data to and from SolidWorks.

Program related resources

Program contact

Continuing Education
Upcoming Registrations

Mark your calendars for our upcoming registration dates so you can plan your future.

Fall Registration: July 8, 2019
Winter Registration: November 4, 2019