A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
Product Development: develops and designs new products through the use of prototypes.
Prototype Model Builder: provides research and development on new products, works with molding, and makes models for all types of industries, such as toy and automobile manufacturers, so that the prototype will look like the finished product before production begins.
Engineering Design: translates engineering data and vendor information into scale prototypes or CAD models for use with Rapid Prototyping Processes. Usually employed in design and development of new products or systems.
Architectural Model Builder: translates, to scale, all architectural drawings using plot plans, elevations, sections, and details to construct three dimensional models using a wide variety of materials and processes.
Rapid Prototype Technician: Creates models with the use of rapid prototype technologies.
Pattern and Mold Maker: fabricates wood, plastic, or metal patterns and molds for casting parts.
With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.
• Mechanical Prototype Designer
• Model Shop Supervisor
• Computer Numerical Control Machinery Programmer/Operator
• Rapid Prototyping Operator
• Architectural Designer/Model Builder
• Freelance Model Builder