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.
Lara Sharp, Program Director, (727) 398-8256
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
The student must complete the listed courses, required for the RAPID-CT certificate.
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Rapid prototyping manufacturing (RPM) is an emerging field that uses existing and cutting-edge technologies to construct physical 3D objects. Used mainly in high-end product design, rapid prototyping can shorten product development cycle times and lead to more efficient and effective processes. RPM is often associated with additive manufacturing, CNC machining and injection molding. Our certificate program meets the critical training needs of RPM and solid modeling. Students design models with SolidWorks and then create the models with 3D printers and scanners, CNC machines and casting equipment.
These courses are part of and apply towards the Digital Design and Modeling subplan of the 60-credit hour A.S. degree in Engineering Technology.
With this certificate, you can obtain employment where Rapid Prototyping is used. Some careers include:
A long-time leader in workforce education, St. Petersburg College developed the Tampa Bay area’s first Collaborative Center for Emerging Technologies as an
open manufacturing factory work environment to simulate skills needed in emerging technologies in August, 2012.
SPC's SolidWorks Design Center was the first of its kind in Florida
developed through the collaborative efforts of local industry and makes use of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment, 3-D scanners and 3-D printers.
In all, SPC has four state-of-the-art labs, including additive
manufacturing-rapid prototyping, quality measurement and electronic
St. Petersburg College P.O. Box 13489St. Petersburg FL 33733-3489727-341-4772