Jul 19, 2019  
2019-2020 Online Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Online Catalog

CAD-CAM, CT.A.


CAD-CAM


Program Description


Certificate Of Achievement

The CAD-CAM Certificate of Achievement is designed to provide the academic, technical and hands on experience to prepare students for entry into the workforce in engineering drawing and drafting, materials testing, and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine programming or operation. In addition, students can seek further on the job-training in mechanical engineering technology industry related jobs.

This program will allow students to gain exposure to the design, development, testing, and manufacture of industrial machinery, consumer products, and other equipment.

Students will make drawings and layouts, generate CNC codes from 3D simulation, operate a CNC machine, record and analyze data, make calculations and estimates, and report their findings.

The CAD-CAM Certificate of Achievement contributes to further academic growth beyond the Certificate of Achievement level by providing 12 credits of transfer toward an AAS degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Upon successful completion of all program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Employ critical thinking and problem solving skills to solve technical problems in general and to make drawings according to standards;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the technical terms and principles of mechanical engineering technology and design;
  • Express and interpret both technical and non-technical concepts orally and in written and electronic formats;
  • Demonstrate information literacy through familiarity and the effective use of technical information resources in the field of mechanical engineering technology and design.

After Union County College


Graduates can enter the workforce in engineering drawing, drafting materials testing, or Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine programming or operation. Graduates can also seek further academic growth by transferring their 12 credits from this Certificate of Achievement toward an A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

Recommended Sequence


First Year


Fall Semester


Semester Total: 6

Spring Semester


Semester Total: 6

Total Program Credits: 12


Milestone Courses


The milestones (in bold) identify critical courses for timely progress and the semester in which the course should be completed for on-time graduation.  Milestone course grades < 2.0 should be discussed with an advisor.

Career and Transfer Information