Solidworks Certification

Graduates will demonstrate basic knowledge in SolidWorks that will prepare them to obtain an entry-level position within the field.




In-person class meets Mon/Wed from 4:00-6:30pm


Hybrid course in which students complete coursework online and meet in-person for hands-on experience 

In-person labs meet at the AWC Reskilling and Technology Center, Room 115


$430.00 for In-state students

$460.00 for Out-of-State students


Field of Interest
Coursework covers topics such as fundamentals of graphical communications, including sketching, computer-aided drafting, design, and parametric modeling.

Students who successfully complete the course requirements will earn college credit from Arizona Western College and the Certified Solidworks Associate credential.

What You'll Learn

Topics covered include:

  • Define engineering graphics and explain its history. 
  • Describe and show the basic parametric modeling procedure.
  • Create 2D sketches in SolidWorks using dynamic viewing commands and parametric dimensions.
  • Illustrate the different extrusion options in SolidWorks and utilize geometric relations to display and modify parametric relations.
  • Define dimensioning nomenclature and create drawing layouts from solid models.
  • Set up the tolerancing option in SolidWorks to meet ANSI and ISO standard fits.
  • Use the assembly modeling methodology to place parts using SolidWorks SmartMates.
  • Create exploded assemblies and assembly drawings in SolidWorks.

Who should take the course? 

Displaced workers looking for valuable training to re-enter the workforce.

Registration Process: Because students earn college credit from Arizona Western College, application and admission to AWC is required.   Interested students will meet with an AZ Quest Grant Coordinator to determine eligibility for the program.

Refund/Cancellation Policy:

Arizona Quest Disaster Recovery Dislocated Worker Grant, funded 100% by the U.S. Department of Labor.  The funding amount for FY23/24 is $2,647,694.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.