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, sarmad.saman@bristolcc.edu

Program contact

Mary Cass, Coordinator and Associate Professor of Automation Technology, mary.cass@bristolcc.edu

Program Code: CN

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.

Program Requirements

Program Courses

CAD 111Mechanical Design with Solidworks

3 credits

CAD 211Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 credits

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

4 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Choose two from the following

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

CAD 112Advanced Mechanical Design with Solidworks

3 credits

CAD 172Mechanical Design using Inventor

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:9

Recommended Course Sequence - Fall Semester 1

CAD 111Mechanical Design with Solidworks

3 credits

EGR 111Fundamentals of Manual Machining

4 credits

EGR 172Material Science

4 credits

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

Or

CAD 172Mechanical Design using Inventor

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:17

Recommended Course Sequence - Spring Semester 2

CAD 211Computer Aided Manufacturing

3 credits

EGR 112Automated Machining

3 credits

CAD 101Computer Aided Drafting

3 credits

Or

CAD 112Advanced Mechanical Design with Solidworks

3 credits

Or

CAD 172Mechanical Design using Inventor

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

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