CURRICULUM GUIDE

CAD/CAM Technician
Associate in Applied Science Degree

Curriculum Code: 0892  (Effective Fall 2003 - Summer 2008)

This curriculum is intended for students planning to pursue a career in
mechanical computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM). Graduates often
seek employment with companies who expect their CAD operators to also be
computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tool path programmers as well as
designers. The increase in the level of sophistication of computer-aided
design systems has necessitated that the designer assist in the creation of
the tool path or support machinists engaged in this task. Responsibilities
include graphically representing engineering math data and generating the
necessary instruction for computer controlled lathes, mills, and automated
machine tools, both manually and electronically. CAD/CAM technicians are
employed by manufacturing companies, machine shops, and die design and
construction shops in many areas of the automotive, aerospace, and special
machinery manufacturing market. Not all courses in this program transfer to
all colleges. Students planning to transfer should see an academic advisor or
counselor before enrolling in any course.

Students should see Course Descriptions or Course Offerings for course
prerequisite information.  See the Assessment and Placement Testing section
for skills assessment and advising information.

Contact the Manufacturing and Land Technologies Department, Gannon Vocational-
Technical Center, Room 1380, telephone number (517) 483-1336.

REQUIREMENTS                                                TOTAL:  62 CREDITS
CODE        TITLE                                                 CREDIT HOURS
CADD 101    Mechanical Drafting/Basic CAD                                    4
CADD 102    Advanced Mechanical Drafting                                     4
CADD 103    Geometric Dimension/Tolerance                                    3
CADD 104    Descriptive Geometry                                             4
CADD 131    AutoCAD Basic 2-D                                                4
CNCP 101    PC Applications for Technology                                   3
CNCP 110    Foundations of CNC Programming                                   4
CNCP 210    Mastercam                                                        4
MACH 100    Manufacturing Processes                                          4
MACH 105    Machine Tool Survey                                              3
MACH 135    Metallurgy and Heat Treat                                        4
MATH 114    Technical Math I                                                 4
MATH 115    Technical Math II                                                4
MGMT 234    Diversity in the Workplace                                       3
PHYS 120    The Art of Physics                                               4
SPCH 110    Oral Communication in the Workplace                              3
WRIT 124    Technical Writing                                                3

LIMITED CHOICE REQUIREMENTS                                  TOTAL:  8 CREDITS
Complete the indicated number of credits from each CHOICE listed below.

CHOICE 1:   General Education Core Areas                             0 Credits
(See General Education Core Requirements for information on how to fulfill
these requirements.  Core area proficiency exams, where appropriate, are
available for each core area.)
            Communication Core Area (See Note 1)                             0
            Global Perspectives and Diversity Core Area (See Note 1)         0
            Mathematics Core Area (See Note 1)                               0
            Science Core Area (See Note 1)                                   0
            Writing Core Area (See NOte 1)                                   0

CHOICE 2:   Computer Graphics (Choose one subchoice. See Note 2)     8 Credits
Subchoice 2A
CADD 233    Autodesk Mechanical Desktop                                      4
CADD 234    Autodesk Inventor                                                4

Subchoice 2B
CADD 242    Unigraphics Basic                                                4
CADD 243    Unigraphics Advanced                                             4

            MINIMUM TOTAL                                                   70
1.    Students completing "REQUIREMENTS" have fulfilled the requirements for
      this Core area.
2.    The Computer Graphics series (CHOICE 2, 8 credits) may be replaced by
      another approved computer graphics software package available through
      the Computer-Aided Drafting and Design Program. See a Computer-Aided
      Drafting and Design program advisor for more information.
3.    Some prerequisites to courses may be waived based on experience. See an
      advisor for more information.

Students should see course descriptions to find out when departments plan to
offer courses.  Students who for any reason are unable to follow the course
sequence suggested below (for example, those who are part-time, have
transferred in courses from another school, or have prerequisites to fulfill)
should contact an academic advisor or counselor for help with adjustments.

I                 II                III               IV
CADD 101          CADD 102          CADD 104          CNCP 210
CADD 103          CADD 131          CNCP 110          MGMT 234
MACH 100          CNCP 101          SPCH 110          PHYS 120
MACH 105          MACH 135          WRIT 124          Lim.Ch.
MATH 114          MATH 115          Lim.Ch.