Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing Certificate
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.
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.