3D Animation Technology

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The 3D Animation Technology program prepares students to enter the digital media and simulation industry as production assistants, modelers, texture artists, riggers, animators, and/or motion capture technicians. Graduates of this program play a key role in creating the realism and story driven aspects of an animation or simulation. Students will learn from industry experienced professionals the skills and techniques used in animation production. Using the latest 3D animation technology, students will produce professional results faster and will build a portfolio of credited work before completing the program.


The 3D Animation Technology program prepares students for initial employment in the field of digital media and offers a professional approach to the foundation knowledge and skills needed to be successful. The content includes practical experiences in 3D animation design and production; specialized skills include story development/preproduction, project management, modeling characters and environments, creating textures, preparing models for motion capture and the use of advanced math and physics software to produce realistic animation.

Occupational Completion Points (OCPs)

The 3D Animation Technology program is a planned sequence of instruction consisting of four Occupational Completion Points. OCPs provide a student with early completion training options linked to employment opportunities established by the Florida Department of Education based on the Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) system and accepted industry titles.

Academic Skill Level Required to Complete the Program

Grade 10 math, language and reading.

I480200 OCP Postsecondary Program of Study 1050 Hrs
DIG0060 A 3D Animation Production Assistant 150
DIG0061 B Modeler 300
DIG0062 C Texture Artist/Rigger 300
DIG0063 D Animation/Motion Capture Technician 300
Dual Enrollment available for high school students.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Industry Certification/Licensure

The following certification exams are offered:

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Animate CC)
  • Autodesk Maya 2018
  • NCS - Modeling & Simulation (Optional)
Adobe Certified Associate Autodesk Certified User


The State Board of Education has approved statewide articulation agreements to provide credit at any state institute for successful completion of industry certification through the Gold Standard program.

  • Adobe Certified Associate (Animate CC), Adobe Systems – 3 credit hours toward the AAS/AS degree in Internet Services Technology


Upon successful completion of the 3D Animation Technology program, students enrolling in an AS degree program are eligible to be awarded articulated credits at:

Valencia College:

  • Digital Media Technology AS degree - Up to 9 credits

Program Cost

  • $3,617.00
Tuition and Fees


Start Date

August 10, 2020*
* Based on program availability

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