IDEAA Partnership of Central Indiana

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. 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 once the courses open.


Upcoming Classes

Design and Rapid Prototyping Bootcamp (6 Courses)

June 12, 2017 – July 1st, 2017

at Direct Employers Institute HQ

July 10, 2017 – July 29, 2017

at John H. Boner Community Center


Individual Courses

To register for an individual course, just click on this sentence.



 Design and Rapid Prototyping Program

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.

Core Courses:

  • Intro to Design

  • Intro to Making

  • Digital Processes, Vectors and Geometries

  • Prototyping

  • Product Development




Elective Courses

  • Computer Aided Engineering

  • AutoCAD /Solidworks

  • Industrial Design

  • 3D Animation and Virtual Reality

  • Intro to Graphical Dimensioning and Tolerances (online)

  • Project Management

  • Data Security

  • MS Office