Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts Certificate | Northcentral Technical College

Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts


This certificate will provide learners with introductory hands-on knowledge of many of the common manufacturing processes used to produce parts, as well as hands on utilization of 3D CAD drawing software used to design parts.

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Applied Manufacturing & Design Concepts 12 Credit Certificate

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Mostly Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Mostly Available
  • Wittenberg Partially Available

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certificate Outcomes

  • Design more cost effective parts through a more in-depth understanding of manufacturing processes and CAD/CAM programming basics
  • Work closely with designers as parts are being modeled
  • Create a team/collaborative working environment

Potential Careers

  • CAD Technician
  • Maintenance Machinist
  • Machine Setup Operator
  • Layout/Welder
  • Lathe Operator
  • Job Shop Machinist
  • Jig and Fixture Builder
  • Combination Welder
  • CNC Programmer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Product Designer
  • Design Drafter
  • Drafter
  • Surface Grinder Operator
  • Production Welder
  • Production Machinist
  • Milling Machine Operator
  • Maintenance Welder
  • Welding Sales and Service
  • Tool & Die Apprentice

Course List

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