CAD - CAM Technician
Offers the opportunity to develop skills in both Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing/CNC. This multi-disciplinary program between HFC's Drafting/CAD and Machine Tool Technology departments is based in both CAD and CNC technologies. Together these areas help students develop a foundation and the necessary hands-on experience that leads to better designed and manufactured products. Utilizing both disciplines, students who are successful gain a deeper appreciation for the resources and complexities that exist in each area independently, and as they work together in industry. Students develop and refine the skills and experience needed by entry-level and experienced CAD-CAM Technicians.
- Utilize drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
- Apply and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
- Create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
- Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3-D CAD software program.
- Create section views of a part.
- Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
- Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
- Synthesize information using numerical control software to complete three-dimensional parts on computer controlled milling and turning centers.
All students receiving an Associate Degree are required to meet Degree-Specific Requirements AND General Education Requirements. Courses listed in the Required Core and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Degree-Specific and General Education Requirements. Developmental courses (those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.
Attention: It is the student's responsibility to review the entire program form before making course selections for registration purposes. The College recommends that students meet with an advisor or counselor well in advance of registration deadlines and before making course selections.
The following courses are required in this program and satisfy HFC’s General Education Outcomes for this program. Students who change their program will need to confirm in advance that they are completing all required courses for their specific program of study, including additional General Education courses. All Associate in Applied Science degrees require at least 15 General Education credits total, including at least three credits, unless otherwise noted, from each of the five areas below. For this program:
Civil Society and Culture: Complete at least one of the following:
Communication: Complete the following:
Computer Technology: Complete the following:
Critical Thinking & Information Literacy: Complete one of the following:
Quantitative Literacy: Complete one of the following:
NOTE: For this program, General Education minimum credits: 16
Fulfill the Required Core and/or Elective Courses for this program.
Required Core Courses
Requirements are Subject to Change
CATIA V5 Certification and Haas CNC Certification.
- Central Michigan University
- Davenport University
- Eastern Michigan University
- Ferris State University
- Lawrence Technological University
- Siena Heights University
- University of Michigan - Dearborn
- Wayne State University
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- CNC Operator
- Sales & Service Technician
- Quality Lab Technician