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Product Development

Product Development

In Macomb’s Product Development program, you will learn drafting, modeling and assembly fundamentals as you gain a working knowledge of the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software favored by today’s industry leaders. You will be introduced to industrial drawing, design specifications, ferrous and non-ferrous materials and press working operations. In your Capstone Project, you will work as part of a multi-skilled team to research, design, manufacture and assemble a product during the course of one semester.  

Top 3 Reasons to Choose Macomb for Product Development

  1. Learn on the CAD software industry is using
  2. Take classes online or at times convenient to your life
  3. Access to job placement through Career Services

Product Development Courses at Macomb

  • CATIA Essentials
  • Design Intent & Analysis
  • Design Principles
  • Industrial & Materials Processes
  • Introduction to SolidWorks & 3D Parametric Solid Modeling
  • Jig & Fixture Detailing & Design
  • NX Advanced
  • NX Fundamentals
  • Plastics Design & Manufacturing
  • Product Development Process
  • Student Capstone Project
  • Theory of Sheet Metal Fabrication

Career Opportunities in Product Development

Macomb has teamed up with Burning Glass Technologies to provide you with the most up-to-date information on the careers that you will be qualified for upon successful completion of this program.

Job-posting data can give you insights about employers seeking job applicants, where those jobs are located, and the average salary being offered. Use the Career Insights Tool to see national, state or metropolitan area information.

Data are provided by Burning Glass Technologies and drawn from large area samples. Data are not drawn from Macomb Community College-specific student or program outcomes.



Career Services

Macomb’s Career Services is your bridge from education to employment. It offers a variety of free resources, including skill and interest assessments, resume building, success workshops, job placement and more.

Transfer Pathways

The credits earned in Macomb’s Product Development program will transfer to many colleges and universities in Michigan.

If you intend to transfer and pursue a bachelor’s degree, speak with a Macomb counselor or academic advisor as soon as possible after you have applied to Macomb to plan the best pathway.

How do I find out more about the Product Development program?

For more information, contact the Product Development program advisors: Professor Harry Buhalis, 586.445.7450, or Professor Jim Carlson, 586.445.7473.

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