Students get hands-on experience with computer-aided-design software and devices used in computer-aided-manufacturing. They begin by learning to setup a 3-D printer and then output their designs. They later learn to accept ideas for products and use CAD software to design that product. This process involves collaboration, mathematics, and more.

The Custom Engineering Program of Future Kings relies on technical support and direction from practicing engineering professionals. The program is designed to prepare participants for engineering opportunities in the advanced manufacturing field by providing hands-on practical experiences.

Students are introduced to CAD software through TinkerCAD. After the introduction, students advance to using professional products from AutoDesk such as AutoCAD. Design outputs are primarily sent to products from the StrataSys and MakerBot family of products.

A student completing this program will earn the Autodesk Certified Professional (Computer aided design) certification.

Program Goals

  • To provide students with the skills necessary to be eligible for entry level jobs at engineering firms.
  • To help students hone their collaborative and mathematics skills.
  • To provide a competitive advantage to our students by providing them with college level skills and making them more attractive when applying to schools.
  • To have students obtain Autodesk Certified Professional (Computer Aided Design) certifications which increases employment opportunities.