SolidWorks – Introduction and Advanced

Introduction to SolidWorks

A comprehensive introductory CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) course intended to develop now indispensable fundamental skills required to effectively participate in any innovative contemporary design endeavor. Curriculum will cover three-dimensional computer modeling of individual parts and assemblies and critical dimension drafting of related geometrically toleranced production drawings. Employment for mechanical drafters is expected to increase by 5% from 2016 – 2026 with a 2017 median annual wage of $55,130 (Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Projections).

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 25 – October 23, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $285 for 8 classes (includes student access to Solidworks for one year)

Advanced SolidWorks

A comprehensive advanced CADD (Computer Aided Design and Drafting) course for veteran introductory course students intended to develop necessary skills required for senior lead participation in any innovative contemporary design environment. Curriculum will cover top down design concepts; surfacing fundamentals; configurations and display states of part models and assemblies coupled with elaborate representative bills of material; critical dimensioning associated with ANSI Y14.5 geometric tolerancing in models and detail drawings; exploded views and fundamental animation.

Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, October 25 – November 20, 2018, 6 – 7:30 pm
Cost: $285 for 8 classes (includes student access to Solidworks for one year)

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Approved through the Workforce Training Fund Express Program. Each calendar year, MA businesses with 100 or fewer employees may apply for grant funds up to $30,000/company and $3,000/employee/course. If approved, WTFP will reimburse you for up to 50% of the cost of training for employees who are on your company’s payroll and work in MA.

Please bring a flash drive to track personal progress. Both courses are being taught by Alan Chapdelaine, retired design draftsman and consultant for many of the world’s most prestigious corporations including Lockheed, United Technologies, GE, Westinghouse, Ford and Polaroid.