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Engineering and Building Arts Department

Certificate without Financial Aid Eligibility

Rapid Prototyping and Design


Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2015 (505)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2015 (505), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

Program Leadership Information

Lara Sharp
Program Director
(727) 398-8256

Program Summary

This certificate provides a program of study with courses in solid modeling, using SolidWorks. By completing this certificate, the students will provide the technical expertise for the engineering activities of industry in planning, designing, and detailing for Rapid Prototyping. This certificate utilizes the 3-D printers and CNC machines for the solid modeling design process and development of the final product. These courses are also applied to the 60-credit hour Associate in Science Degree in Engineering Technology. Students new to this field will be able to obtain employment by completing this certificate and work in those areas where Rapid Prototyping is used.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

0615000012: Digital Manufacturing

Federal CIP Code

15.0000: Engineering Technology, General.

Job Related Opportunities

  • CAD Designer
  • CAD Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Rapid Prototype designer

Graduation Rules

The student must complete the listed courses, required for the RAPID-CT certificate.


Introduction to SolidWorks
Advanced Solidworks
SolidWorks Applications
Rapid Protyping Model Design and Fabrication
Solidworks Simulation Design Analysis
Total Credits