Advanced Product Design and Development

Career Studies Certificate

Purpose:  This Advanced Product Design and Development Career Studies Certificate is designed to prepare students with the knowledge, skills, and foundational concepts necessary to design, engineer, and produce a product utilizing wood as a primary design medium and incorporating CAD/CAM/CNC technology. These skills include critical thinking, project planning, managing creativity and design, form and function, product management through customer-focused innovation. Completion of this certificate will prepare the student for work in various positions in the design and manufacturing sectors.

Occupational Objectives:  The Career Studies Certificate in Advanced Product Design and Development is designed to provide students the necessary skills to be gainfully employed in this field.

Admission Requirements:  Admission to the Advanced Product Design and Development Career Studies Certificate Program is based upon the general admission requirements to the College.  If a student meets the general admission requirements, a counselor will discuss the student’s academic strengths and weaknesses.  NoteMTE 1, 2, 3 prerequisite required for CAD 233. 

Program Requirements:  To receive the Advanced Product Design and Development Career Studies Certificate, students must complete 21 credits as listed below:

Course Sequence
IND 137   Team Concepts & Problem Solving 3 0 3
BLD 105   Shop Practices & Procedures 1 2 2
IND 161   Product Design & Development I 1 8 5
IND 162   Product Design & Development II 1 8 5
CAD 233   Computer Aided Drafting III 2 2 3
ART 131   Fundamentals of Design 2 4 3
    Total 10 24 21



*A prior drafting course, such as DRF 114, DRF 120, DRF 160, CAD 200 or equivalent, is recommended before enrolling in DRF 233.

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Program Student Outcomes

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