Design, Model Making, Rapid Prototyping

Integrated Design, Engineering & Automation

Learn how to convert the ideas in your head or on paper into three dimensional items by using traditional hand-on skills and modern technology using a variety of materials. We can help you develop skills using that bring your hands, brain, and common sense together. We explain how to break down a project into manageable steps and processes so that it can be conquered in a reasonable time. You do not need to have had any hands-on experience, we provide you with skills for many industries.

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We can help you develop skills using that bring your hands, brain, and common sense together. DMP students work with the following environments: automotive design, product development, medical device design, 3D printing environments, toy design, movie and stage special effects and set design, prop making, manufacturing, and packaging design. We can explain the skills to get in with exciting companies.

Program Length

On average, students can complete their certificate in 5 semesters or less, explaining how to bridge your current knowledge with where you want to go.

Transfer Options

For the course 100 level DMP course work, IVC has a transfer agreement with all universities in the CSU and UC systems.

Program Specific Support

There are several times each week you can work in studios and complete or exceed the projects provided.

Your Support Team

Your success is our priority! Whether you are just starting, in the middle of, or completing your time at IVC, we have a team of people in your corner to help keep you on-track to reach your goals at IVC and beyond! 

Coming Soon: Completion Teams to get students from start to goal! Look for your team beginning fall 2021!

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Sample Academic Plans

  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
WR 1College Writing 11A4
MATH Math GE Course1C3-5
DMP 20Basic Model MakingMajor3
DMP 200Introduction to Model Making and DesignMajor1.5
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
Communication/ThinkingCommunication/Analytical Thinking GE Course1B3-4
DMP 21Advanced Model Making IMajor3
DMP 210Rapid VisualizationMajor3
Social SciencesSocial Sciences GE Course33
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
DMP 22Advanced Model Making IIMajor3
DMP 130SolidworksMajor3
Arts/HumanitiesArts or Humanities GE Course43
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
DMP 403D Rapid Model Making and Prototype Development IMajor3
DMP 260Modeling and Prototyping Methods and MaterialsMajor2
Natural SciencesNatrual Sciences GE Course23
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)3
ElectiveDegree Applicable Elective (Courses 1-299)1.5
Semester 5
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleAS GE Area/MajorUnits
DMP 413D Rapid Model Making and Prototype Development IIMajor3
  • Note: This sample academic plan does not account for the Ethnic Studies requirement for the AS degree.
  • This is only a sample academic plan. Please see a counselor and check IVC's catalog to create a customized My Academic Plan (MAP) that will best meet your specific academic goals.
Semester 1
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DMP 20Basic Model Making3
DMP 200Introduction to Model Making and Design1.5
Semester 2
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DMP 21Advanced Model Making I3
DMP 210Rapid Visualization3
Semester 3
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DMP 22Advanced Model Making II3
DMP 130Solidworks3
Semester 4
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DMP 403D Rapid Model Making and Prototype Development I3
DMP 260Modeling and Prototyping Methods and Materials2
Semester 5
Sample Educational Plan for a single term.
CourseTitleUnits
DMP 413D Rapid Model Making and Prototype Development II3
  • AA = Associate of Arts
  • AS = Associate of Science
  • AA-T = Associate of Arts for Transfer
  • AS-T = Associate of Science for Transfer
  • COA = Certificate of Achievement
  • COP = Certificate of Proficiency

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