Engineering Technology Certificate

Engineering Design and Digital Manufacturing


Students acquire foundational as well as everyday practical skills in three dimensional solid modeling, mechanical part digital fabrication, and robotic automation to aid the modern engineering/manuafacturing enterprise. Principles associated with mechanical product design, visualization, documentation, configuration control, and release management are acquired through hands-on use of three dimensional solid modeling tools and software. In addition, students master skills in the design to manufacture process through extensive use of additive and subtractive manufacturing equipment including fused filament fabrication, laser polymerization stereolithography (SLA), and computerized numerical control (CNC) machines.

The certificate in Engineering Design and Digital Manufacturing prepares students for immedicate employment in today's increasingly high tech manufacturing industry. The course requirements include a mixture of engineering, math, and communication courses. This mixture is designed to give the student technical and verbal skills sought by today's employer. Similarly, many of the courses specify team driven assignments and projects, another skill sought by the employers aligned with this certificate. Students earning this certificate will emerge with confidence, knowledge, and experiential skills needed to be successful as mechanical designers.

Courses Credits
ENR106   3
ENR107   3
ENR103   4
COM103   3
MAT175   4
Total Credits 17

Career Outlook

The Engineering Design and Digital Manufacturing Certificate prepares students for a career path in Mechanical Computer Aided Design and Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM). This certificate program provides students with the skills to become a professional CAD Designer, Solid Modeler, Design Drafter, Designer, Drafter, Drafting Technician, Mechanical Designer, Mechanical Drafter, Industrial Designer, Automation Technician, Product Designer, or Project Designer.

Employment is projected to grow 7% from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Increased construction activity is projected to drive demand, but this is expected to be tempered as engineers and architects increasingly perform some tasks previously done by non-bachelor degreed drafters.

This occupational profile for Mechanical Drafters is provided by O*NET.

This occupational profile for Mechanical Technicians is provided by O*NET.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Engineering Design and Digital Manufacturing Certificate, students are able to: