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Rapid Prototyping Specialist, Certificate
Would You Like a Career Working With Three-Dimensional Computer-Aided Design Data?
Rapid prototyping manufacturing (RPM) is an industry that uses existing and cutting-edge technologies to construct physical 3D objects. Used mainly in high-end product design, rapid prototyping can shorten product development cycle times and lead to more efficient and effective processes. RPM is often associated with additive manufacturing, CNC machining and injection molding.
This certificate will prepare students for initial employment in various specialized areas of industry that use digital design and modeling, rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing and CNC machining technologies.
The 12 credit hour certificate articulates directly into the AS-Engineering Technology-Digital Manufacturing specialization. Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field or pursue the AS degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.
Rapid Prototyping Specialist Course Requirements
ETD2383C, Intermediate CAD/CAE/CAM
ETD2371C, Introduction to 3D Printing
ETD2372, Advanced Rapid Prototyping
What can you do with a Rapid Prototyping Specialist Certificate?
In this field, people find careers as:
User Experience Designer
Gulf Coast alumni of this program have continued their education at:
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