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Harper College

Additive Manufacturing Certificate

Certificate program requirements

This 16 credit-hour certificate program is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in the additive manufacturing industry. This certificate focuses on print reading, computer drafting and 3D modeling, and an introduction to the fundamentals of additive manufacturing. Students will design and print parts using 3D modeling software and 3D printers.

Number Course Title Credits
EGR 120 1 4

Description:  Introduces engineering graphics and design. Includes drafting, dimensioning, tolerancing, fasteners, and descriptive geometry. Engineering graphics topics include multi-view orthographic representations, principal auxiliary views, section views and production drawings. Laboratory work is supported by three-dimensional CAD utilizing solid modeling techniques. IAI EGR 941

Prerequisite: MTH 070 (or equivalent) with a grade of C or better or other placement/Geometry options. mathplacement.php

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

MFT 102 4

Description:  Provides the student with an introduction to the manufacturing world and provides specific instruction to facilitate safe work practices in industrial environments. Introduces manufacturing specializations such as mechatronics, precision machining and welding. Covers fire safety, pressurized gases, electrical hazards, and safe machine usage. Students will also become acquainted with OSHA policy. Students will have the opportunity to earn the Safety Certification through Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC).

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

MFT 134 3

Description:  Provides students in the machine trades the basic skills required for visualizing and interpreting industrial prints. Emphasizes orthographic projection techniques of top, front, side, and section views, tolerancing, geometric dimensioning and the impact of computer drafting as related to the machine trades.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

MFT 210 3

Description:  Covers concepts of solid modeling techniques for product design and manufacturing in this introductory course. Provide students with a thorough understanding of the integration of computers and Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) software used in the industry and in precision machining. Teaches how to create, modify, and manipulate part geometry. Students will create a CAD drawing of a part for precision machining and/or 3D printing.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

MFT 230 2

Description:  Provides an introduction to the additive manufacturing processes and the materials used. Presents the history of additive manufacturing (commonly known as 3D printing), the role of the part designer, the principles of design thinking, the role of CAD software, advantages and disadvantages of additive manufacturing, comparison of additive manufacturing to traditional technologies, and the difference between various 3D printing technologies and materials.

Prerequisite: EGR 120 or MFT 210 with a grade of C or better.

Class Schedule:  Summer 2024 | Fall 2024

1 - EGR 120 has a Geometry prerequisite. Students may either use placement testing or MTH 070 (or equivalent) to register. https://www.harpercollege.edu/testing/mathplacement.php


Next steps

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Last Updated: 4/8/24