The curriculum addresses emerging manufacturing practices commonly known as Rapid Prototyping or 3-D printing which has become more prevalent in local industry. This certificate, while based on the traditional study of advanced manufacturing, helps students obtain a specialization in this revolutionary manufacturing process and gain a competitive edge in the marketplace. High school graduate reading and writing skills are expected, as development of technical reports, use of technical manuals and interpretation of codes are required in these courses. Math skills should include practical knowledge of algebra, basic trigonometry, and geometry.
Credits earned may be applied toward the Engineering Technology/Mechanical Engineering Concentration, A.A.S. degree.
Courses in each level (Foundation, Core, and Advanced Track) must be completed prior to advancing to the next level. Where more than one course is offered within a level, courses may be taken in any sequence.