CAD - CAM Technician Associate in Applied Science (Associate in Applied Science, 2020-2021)

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science

Program Description


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.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Utilize drafting principles to read and comprehend a part drawing.
  2. Apply and layout dimensions on a part drawing for manufacturing.
  3. Create a part design using 3-D CAD software program.
  4. Create orthographic views of a part design utilizing 3-D CAD software program.
  5. Create section views of a part.
  6. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled machining centers.
  7. Create complete complex parts on computer controlled turning centers.
  8. Synthesize information using numerical control software to complete three-dimensional parts on computer controlled milling and turning centers.
Career Opportunities
  • CAD Operator
  • Engineering Technician
  • CAD/CAM Technician
  • Designer
  • Drafter
  • Process Engineer
  • CNC Set-up Technician
  • CNC Operator
  • Sales & Service Technician
  • Quality Lab Technician

Registry / Certification / Licensure Exam Information

CATIA V5 Certification and Haas CNC Certification.

General Education

Complete 3 hours from any course from the Computer Technology list.

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Category 3: Mathematics
Complete any one.
Category 4: Social Sciences
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Degree-Specific Requirements

Computer Technology: Complete any one
Credit Hours

Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2017 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.