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Additive Manufacturing - Certificate

The NWTC Additive Manufacturing certificate is designed to provide the skills required to design and execute 3-D printing projects. With advances in 3-D modeling and printing, this certificate covers key competencies that will be required for many designers and engineers. This certificate is well suited to experienced professionals wanting to add new skills. This certificate is wholly included in the Prototype and Design Associate Degree curriculum and four of the five classes are included in the Mechanical Design Associate Degree curriculum. Knowledge of AutoCAD is required to start this certificate.

Program Code: 906142 New at NWTC Emerging Career
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Area of Study: Manufacturing

See your future in 3D

Start or advance your design career with skills in 3D printing and modeling. With this new 11-credit certificate, you will obtain hands-on experience in technical sketching/CAD, rapid prototyping, and SolidWorks modeling – all areas related to additive manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Is earning a degree one of your goals? All the certificate classes are part of the Prototype and Design associate degree, and four of the five classes are part of the Mechanical Design program. So you can continue your college degree whenever it fits your schedule.

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What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the certificate in the number of semesters shown. Prior to applying for this certificate, students must have knowledge of AutoCAD.

Total Credits 11

Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.