The non-credit Professional Automotive Modeling programs prepare you for employment as a 3D modeler in transportation and product design industries. A participant may complete two tracks, but CCS recommends completing one track of study at a time.

Coursework in the essential techniques of hand modeling for pre-visualizing final products in clay and digital modeling of designs in Alias will prepare you for high demand positions at original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) in the auto and product industries. By building manual and/or digital modeling skills, you will learn how the two approaches integrate in the real world.

Application Information

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Program Tracks

Choose from two tracks of study: Clay Modeling, Alias- Digital 3-D Modeling.

* The college reserves the right to withdraw or change the program format, instructors and schedules; to revise tuition and fee structures; and to amend college policies for the efficient operation of the college. The stated tuition and fee charges are subject to change at any time.

Clay Modeling

Learn to translate drawn design concepts into 3D clay models using industry-standard tools and methods. Work from orthographic drawings and work with design direction to transform a designer’s vision into a reality. Clay modeling is still used widely in the automotive and product design industries as a way to pre-visualize design concepts and to sell upper management on approving designs for manufacture. CCS has worked with automotive industry-leaders to ensure what is taught in this program will prepare participants for entry-level positions.

Clay Modeling Application Due Date:
Fall start (only) - April 15

Alias-Digital 3D Modeling (Intermediate level Alias)

OEMs need digital sculptors who can prepare math data files for manufacture. This requires the ability to work with fine detail, problem solve structural and design issues, and work at a high level of skills in Alias. Though involved in the creative process, Sculptors are at the last link between Design and manufacturing and need to communicate well with both Designers and Engineers. 

Alias 3D Digital Modeling Application Due Date:
Fall start - April 15
Winter start - October 15
Summer start -  March 15

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For more information contact the Continuing Studies Department313.664.1530.

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