SolidWorks Operator (Part-time)
- Program Code:
- Engineering & Information Technology
About the ProgramThis part-time program will provide the student with instruction of how to use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. Advanced sketching and part modeling techniques will be covered including 3D sketches, lofts and sweeps. Included in the program will be the design and documentation process, using the full power of SolidWorks, including Sheet metal, PhotoWorks, Animator, Cosmos XPress, SolidWorks Utilities, 3D Instant Website, 3D Content Central and FeatureWorks. Students will also be doing projects where the focus is on using Solidworks to completely document a project from concept through to finished product.
Program InformationAll courses must be completed within 3 years of acceptance into the program.
- 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.
- Applicants are advised that the ability to read mechanical drawing is useful for this program.
- Submit a completed Conestoga College Program Application Form.
- Attach proof of Admission Requirements.
- Credit may be given for qualifying courses that were successfully completed up to two (2) years prior to admission into the program.
How to ApplyStudents may obtain a Conestoga College Program Application Form from any Conestoga College campus, OR by writing directly to the Registrar's Office, OR by using the college website at www.conestogac.on.ca/admissions/forms
Send completed applications to:
299 Doon Valley Dr
Canada N2G 4M4
How to Register for CoursesGo to How to Register for detailed registration information.
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR)Conestoga recognizes prior learning of skills, knowledge or competencies that have been acquired through employment, formal and informal education, non-formal learning or other life experiences. Prior learning must be measurable at the required academic level and meet Conestoga standards of achievement for current courses. Challenge exams and portfolio development are the primary methods of assessment. Other methods of assessment may be available depending upon the nature of the course objectives. Successful completion of the assessment results in an official course credit that will be recorded on the student's Conestoga transcript. PLAR cannot be used by registered Conestoga students for the clearance of academic deficiencies, to improve grades or to obtain admission into a program.
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Program Related Resources
- Use and identify all elements of the SolidWorks Interface.
- Build parametric models and drawings of parts and assemblies.
- Complete 3D sketches, lofts and sweeps for part modeling.
- Use SolidWorks to complete a project from concept through to finished product, including some marketing materials.
- Use the full power of SolidWorks , including Sheet Metal, PhotoWorks, Animator, Cosmos Xpress, SolidWorks Utilities, 3D Instant Website, 3D content Central and FeatureWorks.
- Manage the projects using PDMWorks data management software.
Click on the course code or title below for a full description of the course. If available for registration, clicking on "Details" in the status column will open a new browser tab or window in the Student Portal.
|Course Code||Course Title||Status|
|DRWG1540||SolidWorks - Intermediate
Description: Recommended: DRWG1550 SolidWorks - Introduction, proficient in the use of the Windows Operating System, mechanical design experience and the ability to read mechanical engineering drawings.
This is an intermediate mechanical design course that includes; part modeling, assembly Sheetmetal and Weldment generation. The focus of this training course is on the process and procedures used to complete a particular task and includes hands-on practice. Emphasis is on the efficient use of SolidWorks software when generating design models and builds on the SolidWorks – Introduction course.
|DRWG1550||SolidWorks - Introduction
Description: This course will provide the student with an introduction on how to use SolidWorks mechanical design automation software to build parametric models of parts and assemblies and how to make drawings of those parts and assemblies. This is a process based training course and will emphasize the process and procedures used to complete a particular task. By utilizing case studies to illustrate these processes, the student learns the necessary commands, options and menus in the context of completing a design task.
|DRWG1600||SolidWorks - Advanced
Description: Recommended: DRWG1540 Solidworks-Intermediate, proficient in the use of Microsoft Windows Operating System, mechanical design experience and the ability to read mechanical engineering drawings.
This is a project based course where the focus is on using SolidWorks to complete a project from concept through to finished product, including some marketing materials. The project covers molded part design as well as machine design. As part of the design and documentation process, the full power of SolidWorks will be used, including Configurations, Design Tables, Sheet Metal, Weldments, Toolbox, PhotoWorks, Animator and 3D Content Central. This course is fast paced and intense, designed to reflect the reality of industry today.
Description: This is a project based course where the focus is on using SolidWorks to completely document a project from concept through to finished product using every aspect SolidWorks Drawings.
As part of the documentation process, the full power of SolidWorks Drawings will be used. Adding annotations to models for drawing display, creating custom templates (drawing borders), symbols such as GD&T, weld, surface finish, and creation of custom blocks will be covered. Bill of Materials will be covered in detail, as well as creating process sheets for manufacture and assembly, all view creation techniques.
Annual Delivery Schedule
|Course Code||Course Title||Spring||Fall||Winter|
|DRWG1540||SolidWorks - Intermediate*||X||X||X|
|DRWG1550||SolidWorks - Introduction*||X||X||X|
|DRWG1600||SolidWorks - Advanced||X|
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