Master The Concepts Of How Things Work, How To Make Them Work Even Better, and Essential Mathematic Fundamentals.
Gain a comprehensive knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, CAD functionality, and 3D Parametric Solid Modeling and Detailing.
This flexible, comprehensive program was design to accommodate individuals of all skill levels - from beginner to advanced. Our counselors create a customized training program to fit your past experience, current needs, and future goals. Visible Edge specializes in this complex industry, with over 30 years of experience dealing with CAD and CAD softwares. Throughout this program, we'll share our vast industry knowledge with you. You will be taught industry-standard skills and tools user by top manufacturers and product development companies around the world. A vast range of electives are also included in the program to expand your skill set, strengthen your knowledge, increase your employment marketability, and give you the upper hand.
If you have in interest in how things work, or how to make them work better, then this program is for you. Our program can be specifically designed towards individuals with little or no formal training in Mechanical Engineering disciplines. If you are already a draftsman, CAD operator, or Mechanical Designer, then the program can be tailored to your individual skillset in order to transition you into a full design role.
In the first half of this program, you'll begin your studies with an introduction to Mechanical Engineering. Then, you will be introduced to a state-of-the-art CAD system, SolidWorks - learning how to create 3D parametric geometry. This is a tool you will use throughout this program. For those without a drafting background there is an optional Engineering Drawing & Graphics course.
You will then embark on Part 1 of 4 of an Overview of Manufacturing Processes and Sciences (for details on this 4-part series please see our “Production Technologies” program). Progressing through the program, you will alternate between more challenging CAD functions and dive deeper into how the designs you engineer will be created.
Mathematics ranging from Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, Calculus I &, II will also be woven into the curriculum. CLEP tests for mathematics up to Calculus I are also offered. If successfully completed, you may move on to the next required math course while receiving college credit recognized by most colleges and universities.
Rounding out the first half of the program, you'll start to explore the fundamentals of Physics, Mechanical Systems, Machine Design, how to Design for Manufacturing (DFM), and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing).
Leading into the second half of the program, you'll dive into Calculus III, Differential Equations, Engineering Mechanics, Statics & Dynamics, Strength of Materials, Materials Science, Thermodynamics, System Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Heat Transfer and other core engineering courses.
This program follows the course requirements of a typical Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Program, at a fraction of the cost and time. Our core Engineering specific courses have been developed by over 150 internationally known, accredited colleges & universities including, but not limited to, MIT, Boston University (BU), Harvard University, UC Berkley, and more. The lectures are from the same instructors who developed and/or deliver the courses at the Universities. Students will receive a certificate of completion by the associated College or University and Visible Edge Institute, a Post-Secondary Educational Institution licensed by the Department of Education, will Certify that the student completed the course and apply a letter grade to their transcript.
As an added benefit, you may qualify to have the entire program paid for, 100%, without any out-of-pocket costs to you. We are WIOA, Trade Act, Section 30 and GI Bill Approved. We also offer various other financing options. Our counselors are available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs. Our counselors are available to help put together a customized program to meet your needs.