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SolidWorks Essentials

Course Code PTSW-100
Course Name SolidWorks Essentials
Category Engineering Technology & Applied Science
Description The purpose of this advanced CAD course is to provide the student with the necessary skills to utilize SolidWorks software to effectively generate three-dimensional models of any mechanical component and assembly. Additionally, the student will be introduced to the software features which are used: in creating design tables for families of parts or parametric design; for orthographic extraction; for sectioning and detailing; for creating bottom up assemblies; and for assembly interaction and physical dynamic testing.

At the end of the SolidWorks Essentials Course, the student must take the CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate) exam, which is proof of SolidWorks expertise. This exam is held in class, for your convenience. A passing grade of 70% or greater is required, on this exam, to obtain CSWA certification. There are no additional fees for the exam. Please note that taking the SolidWorks Essentials Course does not guarantee that you will pass the CSWA (Certified SolidWorks Associate) exam. The Pass/Fail grade received on the CSWA exam is the same grade you will be assigned for the course.

This course is beginner-friendly. No prior knowledge of the subject area is required.
Notes IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that campuses are only open in a limited capacity, due to COVID-19. For the Winter 2021 semester, this course will be delivered in a "Teaching at a Distance" format. "Teaching at a Distance" means you learn in a virtual classroom, in real time, with a live instructor. You will require a computer with internet access, camera and microphone. We will provide access to a student license for SolidWorks, to be downloaded on your own computer. This course is very conducive to a TAAD format, and has been successfully delivered in a TAAD format on a number of occasions.

If you check the COVID-19 information centre at the top of the page, you will see weekly case updates. In light of this reality, a virtual classroom is the safest option for everyone involved.

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Contact Telephone: 416-289-5000 ext. 2188

The myCentennial portal prevents current Centennial College students or new graduates from adding courses that are not part of their program model routes to their timetables - such students would contact Enrollment Services, at 416-289-5300 (Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 4:30 pm) - press option 2 for registration.

As this is a government funded course, please note that the tuition fee amount, indicated below, is for domestic students only. International students are charged at the International student tuition fee rate - Enrollment Services will direct you to where you can obtain the current fee rate for this course.
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Section Cost Semester Start Date End Date Meeting Times Campus
801 $157.61 Fall 2023 2023-09-13 2023-10-25
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM W
Distance Online
802 $157.61 Fall 2023 2023-10-26 2023-12-07
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM R
Distance Online
821 $171.32 Winter 2024 2024-01-17 2024-02-28
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM W
Distance Online
822 $171.32 Winter 2024 2024-03-07 2024-04-18
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM R
Distance Online
841 $157.61 Summer 2024 2024-05-09 2024-06-20
Times Days
06:30 PM to 09:30 PM R
Distance Online
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