Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

Degree offered

Certificate of Accomplishment in Computer Aided Design & Manufacturing (CAD/CAM)

Credits required 22

Dean

Sarmad Saman

Program contact

Mary Cass, Coordinator and Associate Professor of Automation Technology, ext. 2248

Program Goals Statement

This certificate program provides students with the needed skills to become a professional computer-aided draftsperson, mechanical, or manufacturing technicians in the engineering industry. Students learn fundamental concepts of engineering drawing through advanced computer-aided design techniques and CAD/CAM. They will utilize and set up standard machine-shop equipment and operate and program CNC machinery. Students also understand the materials to be processed and technical drawing through the use of AutoCAD, SolidWorks, Inventor, and CamWorks.

Program Information

  • This program serves as a solid base for continuing on toward a degree with all courses transferring to BCC's Automation, Electro-Mechanical, and Mechanical Technology programs.
  • Students utilize typical industrial CNC machining centers, high-tech computer equipment, and the latest AutoDesk, SolidWorks, and/or CAM software.
  • Students must have previously completed Algebra II and Geometry before enrolling in certificate courses.

Degree Requirements

Program Courses

CAD 111Advanced Computer Aided Design

3 credits

CAD 211Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 credits

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

3 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Choose two from the following

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CAD 112Advanced Computer Aided Design II

3 credits

CAD 172Computer Aided Mechanical Design

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CAD 111, EGR 111, EGR 172, CAD 101 or CAD 172

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CAD 211, EGR 112, CAD 101 or CAD 112 or CAD 172
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