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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
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Digital Design and Fabrication, Certificate

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Program Director: Scott Gore · Phone: 410-386-8467 · Email:

The certificate in Digital Design and Fabrication enhances the skills of individuals currently working in the digital fabrication field or prepares students who already have a college degree for employment or advancement in such fields as concept modeling, manufacturing, industrial engineering and design, and product design. This program blends emerging technologies such as 3D printing, subtractive manufacturing, and 3D scanning with contemporary design, manufacturing, and production strategies.

Certificate Requirements

Digital Design and Fabrication Certificate
Recommended Course Sequence: 41 Credits

Program Goals

Upon successful completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Analyze additive manufacturing as a disruptive technology changing approaches to design and manufacturing.
  2. Evaluate designs and digital fabrication concepts.
  3. Develop a research-based, problem-solving design process that demonstrates the parameters of specific project requirements.
  4. Generate a portfolio of prototypes that demonstrates specific human factors and design criteria using industry-standard digital fabrication tools and techniques.
  5. Master industry standard CAD/CAE software, SOLIDWORKS, to obtain industry certifications.

Student Notices

This is a state-wide designated program. Maryland residents taking courses in this program pay the in-county tuition rate.

This program prepares students to complete a variety of industry certifications including the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification and the following SOLIDWORKS certifications, CSWA, CSWPA-SM, CSWPA-WD, and CSWP. Certification is not guaranteed.

Take the Stratasys Additive Manufacturing Certification exam upon the completion of DFAB 201 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Associate (CSWA) exam upon completion of DFAB 105  and DFAB 205 

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM) exam upon completion of  DFAB 206 

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional Advanced Weldment (CSWPA-MD) exam upon completion of DFAB 207 .

Take the Certified SOLIDWORKS Professional (CSWP) exam upon completion of DFAB 270 .

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Disclosure Regarding Programs for Professional Licensure or Certification

Some programs at Carroll Community College (CCC) are designed to meet educational requirements for a specific professional licensure or certification that is required for employment in an occupation.

If you are an out-of-state student seeking professional licensure in a state other than Maryland and you are taking a course or program leading to professional licensure or certification, CCC currently does not guarantee that the course or program meets requirements for professional licensure or certification anywhere other than Maryland. We encourage all students, especially out-of-state students, to contact the appropriate state (or District of Columbia or U.S. territory) licensing board or agency where you intend to work to familiarize yourself with the state educational, licensing, and/or certification requirements.

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