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2024-2025 Academic Catalog 
2024-2025 Academic Catalog


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The CAD/CAM graduate will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in the Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students completing the associate degree are qualified to play a support role to the engineering professionals in industry preparing blueprints, layouts, bills of materials, manufacturing and product support documentations. The CAD/CAM major will also prepare the student to interpret designs and to design components and tooling used in manufacturing and to operate production machines and program CNC machines, using G Codes and state-of-the-art CAM software.

Career Outlook

Job seekers who have a two-year degree should have the best prospects for employment. With the shortage of skilled metalworkers in the United States today, the job opportunities are favorable for the CAD/CAM Technician.

Program Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to:

  1. Interpolate and complete engineered drawings using orthographic projection, isometric views, and proper dimensioning practices, then employ the use of Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) software.
  2. Describe the different manufacturing processes and demonstrate proper use of precision measuring devices and instruments.
  3. Demonstrate machining projects with an emphasis on safety, fixturing, feeds and speeds, tooling, precision, and accuracy.
  4. Employ the use of Computer-Aided-Manufacturing (CAM) software.

Total Credits: 15

Total Credits: 16

Total Credits: 16

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 17

Total Program Hours 64

* See Northwest State General Education Requirements  for a list of Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Electives.

+ Students must attain a minimum grade of “C” in all courses with a ‘+’ to progress in the program and to graduate.

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