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Know someone interested in CAD?

Man, sitting at a desk, is working on computer-aided design or CAD courses on his computer

Check out these innovative computer-aided design (CAD) classes offered live online in the Summer session!

Our faculty ordered new tools and perfected these classes to offer them in a live online format for summer so students can excel with this interactive instruction.

SPC Live Online

SPC is offering live interactive classes starting this summer, where students engage in a real-time instructional environment with their professors and classmates. The SPC Live Online courses provide all the benefits of face-to-face courses in a live, remote setting without leaving the comfort of your home

While the SPC Live Online courses provide greater flexibility, they are not self-paced. They are highly facilitated courses, and students are expected to interact with faculty and their peers during each scheduled time period throughout the term.

CAD Classes

ETD1320C–Intro to CAD
3 credit course
Mondays 9:15 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Live-Online

AutoCAD is one of the most powerful and popular 2D CAD (Computer aided drawing) programs. It will enable you to draw almost anything on a computer screen including blueprints, room layouts, part descriptions. AutoCAD has hundreds of easy to-use commands, which you use to draw lines, circles and other figures. In most cases, the methods of AutoCAD are different, faster, and easier than manual drawing methods. In addition, AutoCAD electronically stores, retrieves, and edits drawings in ways that manual methods cannot match.  Businesses that use AutoCAD include manufacturing, construction, architecture, civil engineering, etc.

ETD2364C–Intro to SolidWorks 
3 credit course
Mondays 6 – 10 p.m.
Live-Online

This is an introduction of solid modeling using new designing techniques of SolidWorks software. Topics include the integration of SolidWorks and its advance solid modeling drawing tools to create 3D mechanical drawings. This course is an introduction to designing techniques using SolidWorks and covers unique capabilities of the software. It is an advance feature-based softwares and uses parametric modeling techniques to enable the designer to incorporate the original design Intent into the construction of the model. The parametric modeling in SolidWorks is accomplished by identifying and creating the key features of the design with the all the editing being done on the computer. The design variables described in the sketches can be recognized as parametric relations, SolidWorks can then be used to quickly modify and update the design.  Businesses that use SolidWorks include entertainment (like Disney), jewelry and art designers, part manufacturers, engineering firms, and packaging.

Enrollment for Summer and Fall classes is open at www.spcollege.edu.  Summer classes begin May 18, 2020 and Fall classes start August 17, 2020.  For more information about these Live-Online SPC classes contact Lara Sharp at sharp.lara@spcollege.edu.  

Manufacturing Month 2018 at SPC

Photo from EMBA Community at SPC ofr Manufacturing Month 2018

Manufacturing Month 2018 is held in October, and St. Petersburg College will take part with its own Manufacturing Week Oct. 1 – 7 with FREE open house and career exploration events, open to both the public and students.

SPC works closely with our industry partners to give you the opportunity to take your learning from the classroom to your job or get you prepared for that next step. Hope you can come out to take advantage of these events. Whether you come as a current student or prospective student, we are here for YOU!

Manufacturing Month 2018 open house events

Have you ever thought of being an engineer, engineering technologist, BMET technician, or construction supervisor?  How about pursuing a career in architecture? The open house events and careers in engineering panel events are opportunities to learn more about the programs and expectations at SPC, meet faculty and students, talk to career counselors, tour the labs, and view student work and demonstrations.

Other career-exploration related events

You can attend a career building workshop to help with your resume so you are prepared for employment or that promotion you are looking for.

For more information about these events, please contact:

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts programs at SPC

SPC offers industry certifications and associate degree programs with embedded certificates that not only make you a specialist but can get you into this field quickly.

Our hands-on engineering technology programs give you the skills to become a go-to problem solver and the precise technical know-how needed in today’s advanced manufacturing operations require.

Explore Career Opportunities at Nov. 15 Open House

Students learn laser engraving

Build your future and look at career opportunities in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts Nov. 15 at an open house at the St. Petersburg College’s Clearwater Campus. Florida ranks among the top 10 states for manufacturing and is home to more than 18,200 manufacturing companies, offering many options for those considering their career path.

Open House details

Explore career opportunities at the Engineering, Manufacturing, Building Arts Open HouseThis event is a great way to find out more about engineering, manufacturing, and building arts programs and career opportunities to see which is the best fit for you. Whether you are already an SPC student or considering applying to the college, get started by attending.

During the event, you can:

  • Learn about certificate and associate programs – engineering, manufacturing and building arts
  • See demonstrations with CNC mill, laser engraver, and 3D printers
  • Tour labs
  • Learn about certificate and associate programs
  • View work completed by architecture students
  • Meet with SPC faculty and academic advisor

Attend the event:

Engineering, Manufacturing, and Building Arts at SPC

SPC offers industry certifications and associate degree programs with embedded certificates that not only make you a specialist but can get you into this field quickly.

Our hands-on engineering technology programs give you the skills to become a go-to problem solver and the precise technical know-how needed in today’s advanced manufacturing operations require.

State-of-the-art facilities

At SPC’s Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies, you’ll get hands-on training in an open manufacturing learning facility. Here, you can take training in additive manufacturing, rapid prototyping, quality measurement, electronic instrumentation and reverse engineering.

SPC’s SolidWorks Design Center, the first of its kind in Florida, makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.