MiraCosta College Community Education and Workforce Development

Reverse Engineering

at MiraCosta College

about the reverse engineering course

As 3D printers become more common, scanners and the associated software also become more commonly used within the manufacturing and engineering industries. This course introduces students to reverse engineering through handheld scanners, the software used to recreate an object, and the process of evaluating and potentially redesigning the reproduced object.

This class can be taken individually, or as part of a larger certificate program. Find out more.


why attend miracosta?

  • Industry relevant curriculum

  • Reduced prices due to grant funding

  • Accelerated training to help you move up in your job

  • We will gladly work with companies willing to pay for employee training

Tuition $150
Tuition is FREE through the DOL funded America’s Promise Grant. NOTE: A $50 charge to cover administrative costs will be collected upon registration.

Course Length
20 hours

Hours of Instruction
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:00-9:00pm
Please see the events calendar for dates

Completion of enrollment documents. Students must be at least 15 years of age. We encourage students to have some CAD programming experience.

what you will learn

  • Why we use reverse engineering
  • Different tools used in industry
  • How to use handheld scanners
  • Common software associated with scanners
  • How to edit and fix images using software
  • How to minimize errors or deformities
  • Software tips and tricks

after course completion


If you successfully complete a program under 50 hours, we can issue a certificate for $15.

Career Paths

This training is designed to help you move up within your current company, or to enhance your skill set for your next engineering or technician job.

meet your instructor

Max RoshenskyThomas Shivers
Reverse Engineering Instructor

Thomas Shivers is a Mechanical Engineer with 20 years of experience in management, design, quality, and stress analysis for both metal and composite structures that relate to OEM/MRO manufacturing, repair, new product development, and research & development. Most of his experience is in the aerospace/aviation industry with expertise in project engineering, design, testing, tooling, manufacturing and quality at places like Boeing, Pratt & Whitney, GKN Aerospace, and Rolls Royce Aerospace. Tom has worked with FAA/FAR Parts 145 (airframes), 138 (airframes), and 129 (aircraft engine components) for aviation repair organizations.

take the next step

We offer information sessions for many of our job training programs. The information session offers you the opportunity to learn all about the programs in a relaxed environment.
Our instructors will be available at this time to answer all of your questions. Call us at 760.795.6820 to register.

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