Computer Aided Manufacturing Technician

The Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Certificate of Achievement consists of a grouping of technical courses geared toward the rapid completion of a core set of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and CAM skills. The student will acquire the CNC set-up and programming competencies that are required to support the advanced metalworking industry. The student will complete several hands-on, machining programming exercises using our authentic, industrial-sized CNC mills and lathes. Current laboratory equipment includes Bridgeport VMCs and HAAS slant bed lathes in addition to our new HAAS office lathe and mill small capacity CNC machines. The current programming environment includes the latest versions of MasterCAM and SolidWorks applications.   Apply & Register Program Details

The Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Certificate of Achievement consists of a grouping of technical courses geared toward the rapid completion of a core set of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) and CAM skills. The student will acquire the CNC set-up and programming competencies that are required to support the advanced metalworking industry. The student will complete several hands-on, machining programming exercises using our authentic, industrial-sized CNC mills and lathes. Current laboratory equipment includes Bridgeport VMCs and HAAS slant bed lathes in addition to our new HAAS office lathe and mill small capacity CNC machines. The current programming environment includes the latest versions of MasterCAM and SolidWorks applications.

 


Code Course Credits
First Year / First Semester
CIM-101 Machine Shop Practices1 or  
...-... Technical Studies Credit2 4
CIM-221 CNC Programming and CAM 3
CIM-222 Advanced CNC Programming and CAM 3
CAD-206 Statistics for Technologists 3
  Total Minimum Credits 13
1 Contact program coordinator to determine technical experience.
2 Technical Studies credits may be earned for corporate, industrial, or military training programs after review by faculty assessor.

Program Goals

  • Qualify for entry-level employment in a computer numerical control and computer aided manufacturing facility.
  • To qualify incumbent worker program completers for career advancement.
  • To train conventional machinists in the art and science of numerically controlled machining technology.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Operate various machine tools both manually and computer
    controlled.
  2. Create computer aided graphics files that represent the part
    being manufactured.
  3. Set up the CNC machines for automatic operation.
  4. Manually program machine tool path without the help of a
    CAM system.

Employment Opportunities

  • Machinist
  • CAM operator
  • MasterCAM programmer
  • MasterCAM operator
  • Machine operator
  • Machine setup person
  • Mill operator
  • Lathe operator
  • CNC programmer
  • CNC operator
  • CNC setup person
  • SolidWorks draftsman

Contact Persons

Dr. Melvin L. Roberts, Coordinator
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4942
email: mroberts@camdencc.edu

Kevin Schmidt
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4517
email: kschmidt@camdencc.edu

Additional information

CIP Code

15.0699

Program Code

CAM.CA