Product Design and Development

Career Studies Certificate


Purpose:  This 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 Product Design and Development is designed to provide students the necessary skills to be gainfully employed in this field.  This certificate is primarily targeted to dual enrollment students, but other students may enroll.


Admission Requirements:  Admission to the 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.  Placement recommendation for MTH 2 and Basic Arithmetic or equivalent is required. 


Program Requirements:  To receive a Product Design and Development Career Studies Certificate, students must complete 13 credits as listed below:


Lecture Hours

Lab Hours

Course Credit

IND 161

Product Design and Development I




IND 162

Product Design and Development II




DFT 233

Computer Aided Drafting III*




Total Minimum Credits





Program Student Outcomes

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