DFAB 107 - Design for Subtractive Manufacturing: Design criteria for a variety of subtractive manufacturing processes including 2D and 3D processes will be covered in this course. Students will gain knowledge in solid, parametric and polygonal modeling, technical drawing standards and be introduced to subtractive manufacturing design criteria. Students will learn a variety of design techniques for subtractive technologies including CNC milling, routing, water jetting and laser cutting will be demonstrated.

DFAB 108 - Subtractive Manufacturing – Wood/Plastic: In this course students will learn standard operating and maintenance procedures for subtractive manufacturing machines, processes and workflows, including safe operation of all systems. Design criteria for a variety of subtractive manufacturing processes will also be covered. A variety of subtractive technologies will be explored including; milling, routing, water jetting, and laser cutting.



DFAB 105 - Design for Additive Manufacturing: Design criteria for a variety of additive manufacturing processes will be covered in this course. Students will gain knowledge in solid, parametric and polygonal modeling, technical drawing standards and be introduced to additive manufacturing design criteria. A variety of design techniques for additive technologies including stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) will be explored.

DFAB 106 - Additive Manufacturing – Plastic: in this course students will learn standard operating and maintenance procedures for additive manufacturing machines and process and workflows, including safe operation of all systems. Design criteria for a variety of additive manufacturing processes will also be covered. A variety of additive manufacturing technologies will be explored including, but not limited to: stereolithography (SLA) and fused deposition modeling (FDM) machines.





In this course students will learn how to design for digital fabrication. Emphasis will be put on designing functional parts following industrial design standards. This course will focus directly on 3D CAD applications. Students will gain knowledge in solid, parametric and polygonal modeling, technical drawing standards and be introduced to additive and subtracted manufacturing design criteria as well as the migration between various approaches and software packages.


Design for Digital Fabrication 2D. This course will focus directly on a variety of 2D design applications. Students will gain knowledge in 2D technical drawing standards following advanced manufacturing design criteria. Topics include CAD concepts, file management and cloud-based project collaboration, editing of drawings as well the placement of text and dimensions onto a drawing layout in preparation for fabrication.


Introduction to Digital Fabrication and Design

Design and manufacturing are evolving industries. In Selkirk College's new Digital Fabrication & Design Program, gain broad entry-level skills or take your trade, craft or digital prowess in a new digital direction. This field combines the artistry of digital design with the skilled trades of making the physical form. Our training ensures your value in the increasingly digitally driven world of design, fabrication and manufacturing. 

The Digital Fabrication & Design Program teaches emerging hands-on computer skills for a wide variety of production facilities - from large-scale industrial operations to inventors needing prototypes. Learn how to design and build products from the bottom up. Or, create parts for a larger assembly. 

Digital manufacturing skills are in demand as industries embrace improved technology allowing for more design choice, increased accuracy and a shorter design to the manufacturing process. Among sectors, manufacturing recorded the highest rate of adoption of advanced design and fabrication technologies, with nearly six in 10 manufacturing enterprises using at least one such technology.