The CAD/CAM graduate will earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Students completing the associate degree are qualified to play a support role to the engineering professionals in industry preparing blueprints, layouts, bills of materials, manufacturing and product support documentations. The CAD/CAM major will also prepare the student to interpret designs and to design components and tooling used in manufacturing and to operate production machines and program CNC machines, using G codes and state-of-the-art CAM software.
Job seekers who have a two-year degree should have the best prospects for employment. With the shortage of skilled metalworkers in the United States today, the job opportunities are favorable for the CAD/CAM Technician.