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Makers & Fabricators

Learn how to take an idea from paper to parts to assembly. This program focuses on hands-on design, prototyping, and fabrication techniques, incorporating team-based and individual design-and-build exercises. Skills covered include:

  • Measurement and setup techniques.
  • Fixturing and workholding
  • Band saw use
  • Drill press work
  • Belt sanding
  • Grinding
  • Vertical milling
  • GMAW welding
  • 3-D printing
  • Laser cutting/engraving
  • CAD design
  • Prototyping

Explore the exciting world of making and fabricating with metal, plastic, acrylic, wood and other materials in a safe environment while growing your skill set.


This program is offered in a single two-week session:

  • August 7 – 18

All courses run Monday through Friday on our Old Westbury campus.

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Costs (two-week session)

  • Tuition: $1,500
  • Lab Fee: $450
  • Campus Life Immersion package: $2,375 (tuition not included)

About Campus Life Immersion

Are you from out-of-town or looking for a more complete New York City campus life experience? Our Campus Life Immersion package includes:

  • Housing and meals for seven days—from the Saturday before your program begins to the Saturday after its conclusion.*
  • Cultural and social experiences.
  • University preparation programming.
  • Airport transfers and daily transportation.
  • Interdisciplinary volunteer and community service opportunities every Friday.

*All housing will be on our Manhattan campus. Daily transportation will be provided to our Old Westbury campus during the second session.

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To Register

Registration for the program is on a rolling basis. Once the program has reached capacity, you will be put on a waiting list.

  • July 1: General registration deadline.
  • July 1: All payment and forms are due.

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