** This certificate program is developed and offered by City Tech's Green Advanced Manufacturing and Fabrication Collaborative - CUNY Career Path Program. It is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor; tuition & materials will be provided free of charge to program participants. The curriculum is developed by the faculty of the college's Architectural Technology Department.


Architecture, design, and fabrication professionals interested in re-tooling or honing their skills in Digital Fabrication are invited to enroll in one of our certificates: Digital Fabrication for 3D Printing and Subtractive Fabrication Processes (Laser Cutting/CNC Milling).


To be eligible for the certificate program, you must: 


  • Be legally authorized to work in the United States

  • Be 18 years of age or older

  • Have a high school diploma or a GED

  • Be unemployed, under-employed, or at risk of losing employment OR be seeking career advancement within the architecture, design, or fabrication fields

  • Desire to go to college and/or enter new employment and/or promotion

  • Other eligibility requirements apply, including:

    • Basic to intermediate understanding of 3D CAD modeling

    • Submitting a resume, portfolio, and statement of intent

    • Completing the intake packet for the CareerPATH program


*Veterans and eligible spouses including widows and widowers, as defined in the statute and regulations, are eligible for priority service.


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Application Due Date:


  • 3D Printing Certificate: ---

  • Subtractive Fabrication Certificate: March 27th, 2015 EXTENDED


For questions or more information, about the application or enrollment process, please contact the CareerPATH-GAMC office by email ( or by phone (718-552-1150). 


For information about course content and related skills, contact Andrea Garrido by email ( or phone (718-260-5197), or attend an Info Session,which will be held on Wednesday, March 25th from 6 - 7:30 p.m., Voorhees Hall. Kindly RSVP Here


Location: NYCCTfab Fabrication Lab at City Tech, 186 Jay St V834a, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (map)

Subway: High St (A/C), York St (F)























3D Modeling/Introduction to Fabrication (Pre-requisite Course)


Saturdays:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

7 Sessions: 2/7/15, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28 (linked with 3D Printing)



Saturdays:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

7 Sessions: 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 (linked with Subtactive Fabrication Processes)


This course will cover solid and surface modeling and transformations, and parametric design tools and approaches, including basic scripting, to achieving complex models. It will additionally teach frequent model fixing techniques utilized in 3D printing and subtractive fabrication, and will include a basic fabrication project. This course is required before beginning the 3D printing or Subtractive Processes classes.


Digital Fabrication: 3D Printing

Saturdays:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

7 Sessions: 4/18, 4/25, 5/2, 5/9, 5/23, 5/30, 6/6, 6/13 (linked with Cohort 7)


Building on the foundations obtained in the pre-requisite Modeling course, students will further their modeling/computational skills to create water-tight designs and produce a number of types of 3D prints. Projects will provide students with experience in the use of a variety of tools, equipment, concepts, and emerging digitally-driven technologies, including parametric rule-based design, finishing and assembly techniques, and iterative design processes.


Subtractive Fabrication Processes (Laser Cutting/CNC Milling)

Saturdays:  9:00 AM - 3:00 PM 

7 Sessions: 6/20, 6/27, 7/4, 7/11, 7/18, 7/25, 8/1, 8/8 (linked with Cohort 8)


This course focuses on the development of parametric tools and digital prototyping techniques and practice, as well as allowing students to develop a proficiency in applying this knowledge in constructing associative/parametric digital models that utilize tools to generate alternative variations of these systems. Beginning from the study of precedents of modern architectural and design fabrication—both digital and non-digital-- the course will develop a comprehensive understanding of exemplary tectonic systems. Projects will provide students with experience in the use of a variety of tools, materials, equipment, concepts, and emerging digitally-driven technologies, including parametric rule-based design, subtractive fabrication techniques, and iterative design processes. Students will come away from the course with digital and material models, and documentation of the structural characteristics of the materials and fabrication techniques used.




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The CUNY CareerPATH Program is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.