2015 - 2016 Combined Catalogs of the Colleges

Program: Computer Aided Design and Drafting
Degree Plan: CAD/CAM-CNC Certificate

Gainful Employment Information

(Level I Certificate)

Eastfield and Mountain View only

  • Students pursuing this certificate are waived from the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standards, but must meet course prerequisites.
  • Students must earn at least 25% of the credit hours required for graduation through instruction by the college awarding the degree.

Degree Plan Code: C1.CADD.CAM/CNC.10

This certificate has been developed to provide skills for entry-level CADD positions as well as skills needed in the machining industry and the manufacturing specialists who require training necessary for the integration of CAD and the CNC machines. Students enrolled in this program will learn the basics of CADD, how to set up and operate machinery such as mills and lathes, and will also be trained in the programming of CNC.



DFTG 1405 Technical Drafting 4
MCHN 1301 Beginning Machine Shop 3
DFTG 1409 Basic Computer Aided Drafting 4
MCHN 1343 Machine Shop Mathematics OR 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra (3)
INMT 1343 Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) 3


DFTG 1325 Blueprint Reading and Sketching 3
DFTG 1495 Special Topics in Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD 4
DFTG 1445 Parametric Modeling and Design 4
MCHN 1454 Intermediate Machining II 4
MCHN 2338 Advanced Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) 3
Minimum Hours Required 35

NOTE: Students enrolling in this program who plan to transfer to a four-year institution should consult an advisor or counselor regarding transfer requirements and the transferability of these courses to the four-year institution of their choice.

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