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3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology 
Area of Study: 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology
Degree/Certificate: Certificate of Proficiency

Program Description:

The 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology Certificate Program is a one-year program designed to train individuals in the field of 3D digital design, subtractive and Additive Manufacturing technologies.

Individuals interested in pursuing a career in additive and subtractive manufacturing with a focus in 3D design and 3D printing principles.

Program Prerequisite(s):
  • High school diploma or GED
  • COMPASS assessment for mathematics and English may be required


  • Three semesters of classroom and hands-on training
  • Flexible scheduling for day and evening courses
  • Certificate of Proficiency credits can be transferred to Tri-C’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Manufacturing Industrial Engineering Technology
  • Internship opportunities for those who qualify
  • Job placement and career services available

Upon Completion:

  • Learn 3D computer-aided drafting software, 3D scanners, 3D printers, reverse engineering software, rapid prototyping and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) programs
  • Master manufacturing technology and engineering principles, opportunity to gain employment in additive/subtractive manufacturing fields
  • Help prepare for the nationally recognized Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ Additive Manufacturing Certificate exam
  • Earn two short-term 3D/AM certificates that lead to One-Year Certificate of Proficiency in 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology

This program is designed to prepare students to demonstrate the following program outcomes: 3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology Certificate Outcomes

Financial Aid:

Financial assistance, in the form of grants, scholarships, and other funding resources may be available. Contact the Student Financial Aid & Scholarships Office for more information at 216-987-0272.

3D Digital Design & Manufacturing Technology Program funded through a U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment, Training and Administrative (ETA) grant.

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