The realm of technology is changing faster than ever, allowing the world to be more connected and accessible. This certificate provides courses in the Internet of Things (IOT), 3D printing and manufacturing, micro-computing such as Raspberry Pis and Arduinos, and trending topics within technology. Students will gain knowledge and experience in basic electrical, digital, and mechanical engineering. Students will learn how to leverage a community centered “Maker Space” in order to create, prototype, design, and manufacture products.
Maker Spaces are simply physical locations where students, community members from established businesses, entrepreneurs, and the basement tinkerer can gather together, work on projects, network, build things and share information. The atmosphere within is conducive to the sharing of resources and knowledge. Maker Spaces provide tools, equipment, space, instructional support and an environment that is team oriented, supportive, multidisciplinary and facilitates cross-sectional/cross generational learning.
The 15-credit hour Maker certificate requires a sequence of five 3-credit undergraduate courses. The Maker courses will have a combination of lecture, lab, and external assignments. Each course will have 35 hours of scheduled instruction, approximately 60-80 hours of expected independent learning activities, and a 5 hour structured external assignment.
Note: Students will be held to all course prerequisites.
MKR 101 Maker Mindset
MKR 102 Development Platforms
MKR 103 Micro-Computing
MKR 104 3D Printing
MKR 487 Maker Capstone Project