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Modern Maker (MAKR)

Modern Maker

Degrees & Certificates

The following Modern Maker degrees and certificates are offered:

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Modern Making
Note: This program is pending CCCCO approval.

Required Program Units
MAKR 100    Introduction to Microcontrollers and Physical Computing (3)
MAKR 101    The Internet of Things (3)
MAKR 110    3D Design for Additive Manufacturing (3)
MAKR 111    Digital Fabrication (3)
MAKR 290    Modern Making Capstone Project (1)
A minimum of three (3) units from the following: 3
BUS 357    Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and New Enterprise Development (3)
ECE 452    Making for Educators (3)
SOC 379    Making Social Change (3)
TA 420    Stagecraft (3)
TA 423    Introduction to Scene Design for the Stage (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 16

The certificate in Modern Making combines hands-on experience in modern making technologies with design thinking, enabling the development of creative prototypes and projects.

Students will gain experience in modern making technologies, techniques, materials and production processes, including digital fabrication and physical computing.

The Modern Making certificate is ideal for entrepreneurs developing products and services, artists creating interactive installations, educators developing STEM activities for use in the classroom, hobbyists, makers, inventors, and anyone interested in enhancing job skills and solving real-world problems.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate physical computing and Internet of Things products, services and devices, and choose appropriate technologies for a given application.
  • Utilize software, microcontrollers, and related electronic components to create interactive objects, prototypes and devices that integrate programming, networking, sensing, and actuation and that respond to environmental and user inputs.
  • Evaluate various digital fabrication technologies, techniques, and materials and select the appropriate approach or combination of approaches for a given application or to solve a particular problem.
  • Utilize a variety of tools to create, modify, adapt and prepare files for production using digital fabrication technologies, including 3D printing, laser cutting, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling.
  • Apply design thinking and the tools, techniques and technologies of digital fabrication, physical computing and the internet of things to develop prototypes and solutions across disciplines.

CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Digital Fabrication

Required Program Units
MAKR 110    3D Design for Additive Manufacturing (3)
MAKR 111    Digital Fabrication (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 6

Digital fabrication is the process of translating a digital design developed on a computer into a physical object, using a variety of techniques, equipment, materials and production processes. Students completing the Digital Fabrication certificate will develop experience with design, development and production of physical objects, using a combination of hardware and software.

The Digital Fabrication certificate is ideal for makers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, hobbyists, inventors, and anyone interested in enhancing job skills, solving problems, developing products, improving business processes, or creating works of art.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate various digital fabrication technologies, techniques, and materials and select the appropriate approach or combination of approaches for a given application or to solve a particular problem.
  • Design and develop conceptual and functional prototypes that meet project requirements, using the principles of design thinking.
  • Utilize a variety of tools to create, modify, adapt and prepare files for production using digital fabrication technologies, including 3D printing, laser cutting, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) milling.


CERTIFICATE OF ACHIEVEMENT
Physical Computing and the Internet of Things

Required Program Units
MAKR 100    Introduction to Microcontrollers and Physical Computing (3)
MAKR 101    The Internet of Things (3)
TOTAL UNITS REQUIRED 6

Physical Computing and the Internet of Things (IoT) are terms used to describe the internetworking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. Examples of physical computing and IoT devices include home automation systems, remote monitoring solutions, and "smart" devices of all kinds.

Upon completing this hands-on certificate, students will have a solid foundation in physical computing and IoT techniques and technologies, including evaluating devices and services, the use of microcontrollers, developing and modifying programming code, using sensors to record and evaluate environmental data, and employing various kinds of actuators to respond to user and environmental inputs.

The Physical Computing and the Internet of Things certificate is ideal for entrepreneurs developing products and services, artists wishing to create interactive installations, educators developing STEM activities for use in the classroom, small business owners working to improve business processes, hobbyists and makers and inventors, and anyone interested in enhancing job skills and solving real-world problems.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • Evaluate physical computing and Internet of Things products, services and devices, and choose appropriate technologies for a given application.
  • Design and develop physical computing and Internet of Things solutions using the principles of design thinking.
  • Utilize software, microcontrollers, and related electronic components to create interactive objects, prototypes and devices that integrate programming, networking, sensing, and actuation and respond to environmental and user inputs.

    Updated 4/30/18
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