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Additive Manufacturing Technician Certificate (ADMTC)


The Additive Manufacturing Technician Certificate prepares students for positions in industries that use additive (3-D printing) technology, including aerospace, consumer products, medical, and transportation.

Students gain knowledge and skills needed to operate and troubleshoot additive equipment and use metal, thermoplastics, and other additive materials. Students also gain technical skills needed for process design and material specification, as well as thorough understanding of safety and environmental protocols required for each substrate.

Students who earn the certificate may choose to continue their education in the Applied Technology Specialist associate's degree program.

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Employment Options

Graduates Are Prepared To

  • Safely operate and troubleshoot additive manufacturing equipment (3D printers) used for industrial applications
  • Measure and control additive manufacturing production processes
  • Identify and mitigate hazards associated with additive manufacturing processes
  • Select appropriate materials based on application in additive manufacturing processes
  • Design and manage production projects for additive manufacturing

Representative Job Titles For Graduates

  • Additive Manufacturing Technician
  • 3-D Printing Lab Technician
  • Additive Manufacturing Finisher

Graduate Starting Salary Projections

$35,000 - $48,000 annually

Employment Outlook

According to trade publication The Wohlers Report, the additive manufacturing industry expects 27% annual growth through 2021


Effective 2020-2021 academic year

Additive Manufacturing Technician Certificate (ADMTC)

Semester 1 Lec Lab Credits
MMC 105 Shop Math 1 0 1
MMO 110 OSHA General Industry Safety 1 0 1
Semester 2      
MMO 111 Mechanical Plan Reading 1 2 0 2
MMO 210 Additive Manufacturing and Machine Operation Fundamentals 2 2 3
Semester 3      
MMO 220 Applied Project in Additive Manufacturing 1 3 2
MMO 215 Industrial Applications of Additive Manufacturing 2 4 4
Total Credits:   9 9 13

The letters G, B, and T (displayed after course titles or elective descriptions) identify types of courses required by the Ohio Department of Higher Education as part of an associate’s degree curriculum.
G = General Education course in this curriculum
B = Basic Skills course in this curriculum
T = Technical course in this curriculum

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