Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) certificate students have learned to operate current industry-standard software used in mechanical design and manufacturing. This includes 2D design and drafting and 3D feature-based solid modeling, as well as using models designed in these programs as the basis for 3D printing and CNC tool-path generation for part fabrication. Students will also have a fundamental understanding of ANSI standard drafting practices, 3D printing and material removal manufacturing processes.
Annual completer projections are 6 students annually. From institutional research data, numbers are expected to increase as we make courses more accessible to students.
This certificate provides students with fundamental skills, knowledge, and experience in the use of modern CAD and CAM applications needed to qualify them for entry-level positions as CAD operators/draftspersons in mechanical design and manufacturing-related industries.
There are five core classes required to attain the CAD/CAM Operator Certificate of Career Preparation. Those five courses are DRAFT-20 (4 units), DRAFT-21 (3 units), DRAFT-43 (3 units), EGTECH-10 (4 units), and EGTECH-16 (3 units). . They are designed to be taken over two semesters.
(Y1 or S1)
|EGTECH-10||Introduction to Engineering Design/Graphics||4||S1|
|DRAFT-20||Computer-Aided Drafting and Design||4||S1|
|DRAFT-21||Mechanical Design I||3||S2|
|DRAFT-43||Advanced CAD Modeling and Applications||3||S2|
|EGTECH-16||Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CNC Material Removal||3||S2|
Diann Thursby · 06/23/21
Received regional recommendation at 6-7-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.