Program Description

This one-semester certificate is designed for students who want to gain knowledge about 3D printing and hands-on experience using 3D printers. 3D printing is particularly relevant for students in pre-engineering and computer-aided drafting degree programs, but the courses are open to anyone interested in turning a design idea into a real physical product.


Career and Educational Advancement Opportunities

3-D printing technology is currently used in architecture, industrial design, the automotive industry, aerospace, the military, engineering, the dental and medical industries, biotechnology, fashion, footwear, jewelry, eyewear, education, and many other fields.

Contact and Advising Information

Information about the 3D printing short term-certificate is available from the Advisement Center at 505.925.8560 or at, or the Business and Industrial Technologies Division at 505.925.8711.

Course Prerequisites

Students must meet prerequisites by achievement of minimum placement scores on the ACCUPLACER or ACT or through completion of course work.


Degree Requirements

3D Printing Certificate (12 credits)
CADT 171 (Computer Modeling and 3D Printing)  4
CADT 191 (Introduction to 3D Printing)  4
CADT 294 (3D Printing Project)  4
Total required (12)