Take your manufacturing career to the next level with a SolidWorks & CNC Machining Certificate.
Gain practical career skills in Vermont Tech’s Advanced SolidWorks & CNC Certificate program. You can earn industry recognized credentials and college credit in this hands-on training in Springfield, VT.
This program includes two levels. Take as stand-alone courses or complete both to earn your Advanced SolidWorks & CNC Certificate.
MEC 1012 Design Communication II (2 credits)
Parametric, three-dimensional solid modeling is the premiere design tool used around the world to create innovative product designs. This advanced Solidworks course further develops the techniques necessary to model complex parts, surfaces, and assemblies with emphasis on using design tables and parametric databases to develop part and feature libraries. It pays special attention to creating models and assemblies that can be easily modified and changed and introduces kinematic, dynamic, and finite element analysis techniques as well as Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T). The skills and techniques taught in this course are transferable to any parametric, three-dimensional design software. This course will prepare the participant to take the Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWA) industry recognized credential (IRC).
*Prerequisite: MEC 1011 (or equivalent Introductory Solid Modeling Course)
MEC 2040 Computer Aided Technology (2 credits)*
Computer Numerical Control (CNC) is the seamless the integration of computer programming and advanced manufacturing. It is the foundation for all additive and subtractive manufacturing found in modern manufacturing facilities today. This course teaches the basics of G-code and Conversational CNC programming as well as how to operate CNC turning, milling, and multi-axis (4th, 5th and “live tooling”) machining centers. Participants will gain “hands on” experience in machine set-up and operation, including creating actual parts. All learners will be eligible to earn up to 12, Level One NIMS Machine Operator Certifications. The NIMS subscription will last one year so learners can return to the RVTC after the course to pursue additional certifications. An introduction to Mastercam CAD/CAM and Verisurf CMM Inspection technology will also be included in this course.
*Prerequisite: MEC 1020 (or equivalent manual machining course or OJT experience)
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This training is fully grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.
MEC 1012 Design Communication II
Dates: September 19-December 15, 2022
Times: Mondays and Thursdays, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
MEC 2040 Computer Aided Technology
Dates: January 9-March 25, 2023
Times: Mondays and Thursday, 3:30–6:30 p.m.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 802-879-2348.
The River Valley Technical Center’s Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Lab (Springfield, VT)
Fully grant funded by the U.S. Department of Labor.