Program Overview

This Mechanical Design certificate program from Wake Technical Community College is aimed at educating engineers in modern design and manufacturing practices for developing world class products at the highest customer satisfaction and quality, at lowest cost and within engineering project budgets and schedules. This program has a strong practice-oriented curriculum and is taught by experienced faculty drawn from both academia and senior engineers and managers of high technology companies.

The skills learned in this program may be valued by companies involved in product development, manufacturing, engineering, HVAC, construction, automotive manufacturing, shipbuilding, aerospace, defense, energy, and many other industries. Courses in this certificate program may help students prepare for the Autodesk Inventor Certified Associate and Autodesk Inventor Certified Professional certification exams. This certificate program will provide an upgrade in knowledge and skills that will allow the student to gain a deeper understanding of CAD and FEA principles and practices.

Completion of this certificate program may allow the student to pursue more advanced design and analysis tasks. Students will learn to interpret and create industrial drawings by using sketching techniques and AutoCAD Computer- Generated Graphics to create multiview drawings. Students will also learn about proper view position, sketching, orthographic projection, isometric, geometric construction, auxiliary view, section views, dimensioning, tolerancing, threads, and fasteners. The courses in this program are designed to introduce the student to mechanical concepts. They will also include fasteners, springs, piping, manufacturing and machining principles, and drive mechanisms and welding.

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    Degree Level: Certificate

    Delivery Format: Hybrid

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    School Overview

    Wake Technical Community College, also known as Wake Tech, is a 2-year community college and technical training institute, with campus locations through Wake County, NC. Wake Tech was founded as the Wake County Industrial Education Center in 1958. The institution received its current name in 1987. The academic and training programs at Wake Tech are built on the values of respect, responsibility, critical thinking, accountability, collaboration and communication.

    Wake Tech offers diplomas, certificates, and associate's degrees. Wake Tech offers an online learning program that provides an alternative to taking classes in the traditional classroom environment. Wake Tech’s online programs include degrees, diplomas, and certificates.


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