Design for Manufacturing (D4m)

The Design for Manufacturing (D4m) program includes courses from DVC’s engineering technology and industrial design programs. 

design for manufacturingThe D4m program has been developed to provide the latest digital fabrication skills, while providing a foundation in traditional manufacturing. Students also learn the design process and rapid prototyping techniques inherent to the field of industrial design. A business marketing course is also included.

Possible career opportunities 

Graduates of the Design for Manufacturing program are employed in jobs related to:

  • assembly and fabrication,
  • applied engineering,
  • computer-controlled machine programming, and
  • production occupations.

Certificates offered

  • Certificate of achievement in Design for Manufacturing

Course instruction

As a student of the Design for Manufacturing program, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of this dynamic field through studying the following topics:

  • Business Marketing
  • Introduction to Technical Drawing
  • Product Design Using SolidWorks
  • Manufacturing Processes: Material Machining
  • Introduction to Computer Numerical Control
  • Introduction to Industrial and Product Design
  • Industrial and Product Design Foundations
  • Digital Fabrication and Prototyping
  • Assembly and Fabrication Workshop 
  • Furniture Design Studio
  • Computer Aided Design, Advanced Concepts
  • Soft Goods Product Design Studio
  • Transportation Design Studio

We know that navigating degree requirements can be tricky. Once you have enrolled at DVC, you can schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss which option is best for you.

For more information, please contact us.

Contact us

Program Lead for Industrial Design Jeffrey George Smith, Ed.D. Robotics & Advanced Manufacturing
Telephone: 925-969-2382
Email: jsmith@dvc.edu