Austin, TX (PRWEB) July 29, 2014
The Roueche Graduate Center at National American University in Austin, Texas has launched 3D printing certificate courses for business leaders and professionals to meet a growing demand from executives to better understand how to use 3D printing, additive manufacturing, and other 3D technologies to grow their companies and careers.
Enrollment for the summer introductory courses, "Introduction to 3D Innovation," is now available with special early adopter pricing at http://www.3dilabs.com/3dintro.
“When we set out to become leaders in the 3D technology education space, we found that most 3D printing and additive manufacturing courses were either entry-level or far too technical for business executives and leaders to grow their companies and careers,” stated Dr. John Roueche, President of the Roueche Graduate Center. “Our goal is to teach professionals how to use 3D technologies such as 3D printing and additive manufacturing to make great decisions, not just great products."
The 3D printing and additive manufacturing introductory certificate courses will be led by faculty from 3D Innovation Labs, a 3D technology education startup in Austin, Texas. The courses will provide an introduction to the Roueche "Certificate Program in Technology and Innovation Management" and include guidance to help executives and business leaders evaluate 3D technology-related workforce needs, new product development, and expanded manufacturing capabilities, as well as potential impact to supply chain, production, and operations.
Attendees can optionally complete a final exam, which is required to receive the certificate of completion. The expanded 6-week course, "Leading Innovation and Change with 3D Technology," will be available fall 2014.
“Business leaders are interested in using 3D printing and additive manufacturing for streamlining supply chains, rapid prototyping, custom tooling, and new product development, but they still have questions about exactly how to do it and how much of an investment they’ll need to make,” said Dean of Global Graduate Business Programs at NAU, Dr. John Mathis. “We wanted to be the first university in the world to meet the demand for high-quality 3D printing education and additive manufacturing training with certificate courses that not only showed professionals the benefits and uses of the various 3D technologies, but also how to evaluate whether they're right for their companies.”
A free course preview is available at http://www.3dilabs.com/3dintro.
About Roueche Graduate Center at National American University
The Roueche Graduate Center at National American University in Austin, Texas provides executive education for innovative and high-growth industries. For more information, visit http://www.national.edu or contact NAU at (877) 398-0118. Course registration is available at http://pages.national.edu/3D-Technology.html or by calling (877) 398-0118.
About 3D Innovation Labs
3D Innovation Labs is an Austin startup that helps business leaders and executives use the latest 3D technologies to streamline their supply chain, rapidly innovate, and remain globally competitive. The company was founded by former Apple employees and graduates from the Masters of Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas in Austin. For more information, visit 3DiLabs.com or contact the team toll free at 844-4-3D-TECH (844-433-8324) or at 512-522-5968.
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