Rapid Prototyping Specialist, C.C.C.


Would you like a career working with three-dimensional computer-aided design data?

Rapid prototyping manufacturing (RPM) is an industry 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.

This certificate will prepare students for initial employment in various specialized areas of industry that use digital design and modeling, rapid prototyping, direct digital manufacturing and CNC machining technologies.

The 12 credit hour certificate articulates directly into the AS-Engineering Technology-Digital Manufacturing specialization.  Students may pursue one or more certificates to develop or upgrade their skills in a particular field or pursue the AS degree and earn technical certificates while completing the requirements for the degree.

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Contact the Advisor

 Melanie Boyd
Instructional Coordinator, Engineering Technology
 850-769-1551, extension 4051


Who is eligible for the rapid prototyping specialist, C.C.C. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  


  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.

How do I apply to the rapid prototyping specialist c.c.c. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

How do I register for my classes?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your scheduletoday.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

2022-2023 Catalog Requirements

Courses CH
#*ETD1320C, Introduction to CAD 3
+#ETD2383C, Intermediate CAD/CAE/CAM 3
+#ETD2371C, Introduction to 3D Printing 3
+#ETD2372, Advanced Rapid Prototyping 3



• General Education Core.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

# Applies to A.S. degree and certificate programs.

= Career Certificate course.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.


Division Chair

Melanie Boyd
Chair, Business and Technology Division
850-769-1551, extension 4031