Become a 3D Parametric Solid Modeler and Detailer.

Learn the industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (CAD) tool, SolidWorks.

Become a Confident User

Create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of electro/mechanical parts, mechanisms, and assemblies - all while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices. 

Sharing Our Industry Knowledge

Visible Edge specializes in this fascinating discipline, with over 30 years of experience working with CAD, CAD Implementations, CAD upgrades, and more.

Explore A Wide Range of Electives

Master all areas of this discipline with various electives, including GD&T, Technical Drawing, Windows Operating System (OS), CompTIA prep, Windows Server, Microsoft Office, and IoT courses.

Expand your Marketability

Choose additional CAD electives including from Creo, Inventor, and/or Revit.

Our SolidWorks Mechanical Design Applications Specialist program prepares you to be a proficient 3D Parametric Solid Modeler & Detailer using the industry-standard 3D Mechanical Computer-Aided Design (MCAD) tool, SolidWorks. Learn to create 3D models and produce technically accurate drawings of electro/mechanical parts, mechanisms and assemblies while learning industry-standard drafting & modeling practices. Optional electives include core training in Creo (AKA Pro/ENGINEER) and Inventor. Students successfully completing this program will receive the industry-recognized Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Certificate.

You'll be taught industry-standard skills and tools used by major discreet manufacturers and product development companies. Core SolidWorks courseware includes: SolidWorks Introduction, Essentials for Parts and Assemblies, Drawings, Efficient Modeling and Design Intent, Composer, Intro to eDrawings, Parts & Drawings CAD Drills, Advanced Parts, Model Based Definition (MBD), Advanced Assemblies & Assembly CAD Drills, Sheetmetal & Weldments, Surfacing, Advanced Surface Modeling, Surfacing CAD Drills, Mold Tools, Plastic Design, Mold Design CAD Drills, Manufacturing: SolidWorks CAM, Ve-I CSWA Practice Exams, SolidWorks: Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Prep + Certification Exam, and Special Project Work to create a Certificate Level Portfolio.

Various in-demand and unique electives are also included in this program that will increase your employment marketability over other traditionally trained candidates. Elective SolidWorks Topics include: Electrical Schematic, Electrical 3D, Routing, Electrical CAD Drills, SolidWorks Simulation, SimulationXpress, Flow Simulation, Analysis Project, PhotoView 360, Visualize, Visualization and Appearances, Animation, SolidWorks Animation Project, SolidWorks - Data Management, SolidWorks - Tools & API's: DriveWorksXpress, DimXpert and TolAnalyst, Toolbox and Design Library, Advanced API, API & SolidWorks API Project, Mastercam for SolidWorks, and SolidWorks Mold Design. Students completing these electives will be eligible to take SolidWorks: Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) Prep and SolidWorks: Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE) Prep courses and exams.

Other elective topics include: Inventor, Creo, Mastercam Lathe, Mastercam, Engineering Drawing & Graphics, AutoCAD 2D & 3D, AutoCAD Electrical, Mathematica Programming, MATLAB, GD&T Beginner & Advanced, Keyshot, ZBrush, Blender, Adobe Creative Cloud, Navisworks, SketchUp, Fundamentals of Math, Algebra, and Geometry Essentials.

Many CAD “Guru’s” end up becoming CAD System Administrators so we have put together a group of electives that will give you the tools to meet that challenge, if you so wish. Topics include Windows Operating System (OS) Fundamentals, CompTIA A+ Certification Prep which covers basic to advanced computer hardware and configuration concepts, Advanced Windows Performance Troubleshooting, Windows Server Administration Fundamentals, Security Awareness Training for Employees, Microsoft Excel for Project Management, and Microsoft Visio - an awesome diagramming and documentation tool. Additional beginner to advanced Microsoft Office related topics include Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Outlook, Word, Excel, Visual Basic Applications (VBA) Programming, SharePoint, Access, PowerPoint & Project. We also have various IoT & AR courses including Unity: A Beginner's Guide to Augmented Reality.

As an added benefit, if you are currently unemployed, 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.

Upon successful completion of the program, you'll be eligible to obtain industry-recognized certifications including, but not limited to:

Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) Certificate

Certified SolidWorks Professional (CSWP) Certificate

Certified SolidWorks Expert (CSWE) Certificate