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3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology 
Area of Study: 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency

Program Description:

This program is for those who wish to acquire skills in the operations of Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMM), Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC), 3D Printing (3DP)/Rapid Prototyping (RP)/Additive Manufacturing (AM) techniques, and the use of Computer Aided Drafting (CAD)/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) software in order to gain entry-level employment in varying operations involved in manufacturing with an emphasis on Additive Manufacturing.

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in additive and subtractive manufacturing with a focus in 3D design and 3D printing principles.

Program Prerequisite(s):
  • High school diploma or GED
  • COMPASS assessment for mathematics and English may be required
  • Participate with the Department of Labor requirements for job placement tracking
  • Three semesters of classroom and hands-on training
  • Flexible scheduling for day and evening courses
  • Certificate of Proficiency credits can be transferred to Tri-C’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Internship opportunities for those who qualify
  • Job placement and career services available

Upon Completion:

  • Learn 3D computer-aided drafting software, 3D scanners, 3D printers, reverse engineering software, rapid prototyping and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs
  • Master manufacturing technology and engineering principles, opportunity to gain employment in additive/subtractive manufacturing fields
  • Prepare for the nationally recognized Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Additive Manufacturing Certificate exam
  • Earn two short-term 3D/AM certificates that lead to One-Year Certificate of Proficiency in 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes: 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology Certificate Outcomes

Financial Aid:

Financial assistance, in the form of grants, scholarships, and other funding resources may be available. Contact the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for more information at 216-987-0272.

3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology Program funded through a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment, Training and Administrative (ETA) grant.

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Want more information? Register to attend a free information session:  
  • July 22 from 10-11 a.m.
  • July 29, 2014 10-11 am.
  • August 5, 2014 5-7 p.m.
  • August 12, 2014 10-11 a.m.

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