This program is currently suspended. New students will not be admitted to the program during the period of suspension.
The Design, Fabrication, & Advanced Manufacturing program is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in the fields of fabrication, manufacturing, industrial design, and fabrication, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies. Students will be well-equipped to compete in today’s job market, as the program combines traditional fabrication tools with new design and fabrication processes, including laser cutting, 3D printing, and 3D scanning.
Type of Credential
Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) Degree
Contacts and Additional Information
CCBC Catonsville, Hayley Evans
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses .
Courses Needed for This Program*
General Education Requirements and Electives - 19 Credits
General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:
Choose a course in this category from the list of approved General Education Courses .
- Biological and Physical Sciences (must be a lab science) 4 Credit(s).
- Information Technology (ARTD 109 , CSIT 101 , or CSIT 111 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (must be a Diversity course) 3 Credit(s).
Program Requirements and Electives - 43 Credits
Total Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College . This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.
The Design, Fabrication, and Advanced Manufacturing program offers an Associate in Applied Science Degree. It is designed to prepare students for employment or advancement in the fields of fabrication, manufacturing, and industrial design, with an emphasis on emerging technologies and strategies. Students will be well-equipped to compete in today’s job market as the program combines traditional fabrication tools with new design and fabrication processes, including laser cutting, 3D printing, and 3D scanning.
This program is designed for individuals who have a career interest in manufacturing, industrial engineering, or design. Students must meet standard requirements of admission. An AAS degree is awarded to students who have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and complete the listed course pattern.
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to produce and/or demonstrate utilizing the following proficiencies:
- Follow all safety procedures;
- Use computer-aided design techniques;
- Manually create a precision working machined part;
- Demonstrate CNC programming techniques;
- Operate mills and grinders;
- Operate laser cutters, 3D printers, and CNC routers;
- Demonstrate 3D scanning, molding and casting, and basic electronics design;
- Use the problem-solving process to design a part to meet a specific requirement;
- Design and fabricate a comprehensive project that strategically utilizes complementary features of traditional and digital fabrication tools and processes;
- Incorporate next-generation manufacturing strategies into a finished product, including tool-free assembly, lean and green production, zero-waste, and flat-pack systems; and
- Describe and discuss the impact of next generation manufacturing strategies and principles in today’s job market.