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What is PROTOTYPE DESIGN?

MCC offers one of the only Associate Degree programs in Prototype Design in the region. The program is designed to offer students hands-on learning in the world of concept development, engineering, project management, machine maintenance, and more. Students in the program learn how to use various machining technologies like: 3D printer, CNC Router, CNC Plasma, 5-Axis Mill, 3-Axis Mill, Laser Cutter, Mig/Tg Welder, UV Printer,  and Resin Printer to bring to life their ideas and prototypes. 

Additionally, students will work in teams to bring to life ideas that  business partners have proposed or they may work side-by-side with the partners in the Center for Advanced and Emergining Technology's co-location space.

Students are encouraged to think outside of the box to find solutions to challenges that are related to real-world business situations and to call on the expertise of each other to complete projects and to present results to their instructors, businesses, and community members. 

Majority of the courses included in the Prototype Design Degree program are conducted in the Center for Advanced and Emerging Technology in the 8,000+ square foot Prototype Design Lab. The Prototype Design Lab includes a clean room, design room, woodshop, machining room, and finishing room.

An additional perk of being a student in the program is that you are assigned a Career Skills Coach who assists with the following services: 

  •  Class Selection and Registration
  •  Portfolio Creation and critique
  •  Resume and Mock Interview critiques
  •  Job Search Assistance
  •  Setting up on-site tours with CAET Business Partners
  •  Earning the National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC)
  •  Earning a Work Ethic Certification


 

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