Innovation, Design, Engineering, Automation and Advanced-Manufacturing

Computer Aided Design

The IDEAA Partnership is a Health & Science Innovations workforce development initiative, and a cross-sector partnership dedicated to the implementation of a comprehensive pipeline that attracts and prepares new talent to meet the needs of employers with engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing operations; through hands-on workshops, courses, certification curriculum, credentialing, project based learning and practice opportunities. Partners include Design Bank, First Maker Space, Maker Youth Foundation, Direct Employers Institute, and This initiative is supported by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) through their Skill Up Indiana! Grant

Please contact us for more information or join our waiting list. Students in the waiting list will have priority for registration when new courses open.


Upcoming Classes

We recently held 2 sessions of the Design & Rapid Prototyping Program during the 2017 summer. We are working on opening a new set of courses. Please join our waiting list if you are interested in our offerings.


 IDEAA Courses

You may register for one of the following courses, or you may take all 5 core courses, plus an elective, to complete our certificate in Design and Rapid Prototyping. Each course is between 20 and 24 hours that are scheduled across 4 to 6 weeks. These courses are developed in collaboration with employers in Central Indiana.

Design & Rapid Prototyping Courses:

  • Product Development

  • Intro to Design

  • Intro to Making

  • Digital Processes, Vectors and Geometries

  • Prototyping

  • Computer Aided Engineering




Other Courses

  • AutoCAD /Solidworks

  • Industrial Design

  • 3D Animation and Virtual Reality

  • Intro to Graphical Dimensioning and Tolerances (online)

  • Project Management

  • Data Security

  • MS Office