CAD - CAM Technician

Program Information

Program Code: 
Degree Type: 
Associate in Applied Science
Year Established: 
Industrial Technology -

This new program is a hybrid between the Drafting and Design and the Manufacturing programs.

The CAD-CAM Technician program was developed to help generate a greater dialog and understanding between Drafting and Design and Manufacturing. This program will give students the skills to work productively in both environments. The understanding gained from the course work taken in both the CAD and CNC areas will form a foundation and understanding that will lead to better designed and manufactured products. Students from both disciplines will gain a deeper appreciation for the complexities that exist in each area.

Flexibility of skills in this diversified job market will give graduates of the CAD-CAM Technician program a step up in total job skills and the ability to gain employment in an ever-changing and complex global marketplace.

Career Opportunities: 
  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD/CAM Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Process Engineer
  • CNC Set-up Technician
  • Sales & Service Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information: 

CATIA V5 Certification and Haas CNC Certification.

Transfer Information

Transfer Options/Requirements: 

The College has articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to help students who want to transfer to other institutions once they have completed their studies at HFCC.   Articulation agreements ensure that graduates from HFCC can transfer to another institution and work towards a bachelor's degree without a loss of coursework completed at HFCC.  Transfer guides denote the transferability of HFCC coursework toward specific degree programs at other institutions. It is important that students who intend to transfer to another institution consult the appropriate articulation agreements and/or transfer guides to ensure the transferability of the courses they take to the institution they plan to attend. Articulation agreements and transfer guides are available in the University Transfer, Advising, and Career Counseling Center (313-845-9612,, Learning Resource Center).  Some of the institutions students enrolled in this program frequently transfer to include:

  • Central Michigan University
  • Davenport University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Ferris State University
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • Siena Heights University
  • University of Michigan - Dearborn
  • Wayne State University

Program Requirements

Minimum Number Of Credits To Graduate: 
67 (Including Options/Electives)

Degree-Specific Requirements

Degree-Specific Requirements: 

Students must also complete the specific degree requirements for the Associate in Applied Science Degree. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses may also be used to fulfill Associate in Applied Science Degree Requirements when applicable. Developmental courses (developmental courses are those numbered below 100) cannot be used to fulfill these requirements.

General Education

General Education: 

Students must also complete the General Education requirements of the College. Courses listed in the Required Core Courses and/or Required Support Courses for the, as well as courses used to fulfill requirements of the Associate in Applied Science degree, may also be used to fulfill General Education requirements when applicable.

Requirements are Subject to Change

The information represented here is for the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the Program Evaluation section of WebAdvisor.