How to Select a SolidWorks Training School
Programs with Solidworks training can be found at many 2- and 4-year colleges. These programs typically lead to an associate's degree in computer-aided design or a bachelor's degree in industrial technology with a CAD emphasis.
Consider the following when looking for a SolidWorks school:
- Associate's degree programs are available in architectural, mechanical and industrial drafting, so students should consider the field they wish to go into before committing to a program.
- On-campus options allow students to use the school's computer labs and software and may help the student avoid the costs of purchasing software for personal learning and use.
- Educational programs that allow students to workshop designs collaboratively can provide the hands-on training needed to gain entry-level employment after completing degree requirements.
SolidWorks Training Program Overviews
Associate of Applied Science in CAD
These are 2-year degree programs that focus on architectural design with a CAD specialization. Common coursework includes:
- Mechanical drafting
- Technical drawing and design
- Engineering drafting
- Intermediate SolidWorks design
Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology
A 4-year degree program in industrial technology often provides a student the option to choose a CAD emphasis. The CAD track includes courses in:
- 3D modeling
- Advanced drafting
- Visual technical design
Top 10 Undergraduate Engineering Programs
|Massachusetts Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|Stanford University||4-year, Private|
|University of California--Berkeley||4-year, Public|
|California Institute of Technology||4-year, Private|
|Georgia Institute of technology||4-year, Public|
|University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign||4-year, Public|
|Carnegie-Mellon University||4-year, Private|
|Cornell University||4-year, Private|
|Purdue University--West Lafayette||4-year, Public|