Computer-Aided Design and Drafting

The Mountain View College CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) certificate is a multi-disciplinary program designed to train individuals as entry level drafters and CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programmers or operators. The CAD/CAM certificate includes courses in technical math, basic drafting, and advanced CAD techniques. Students will also take courses in the use of manual mills and lathes, CNC programming, and CAD/CAM programs such as MasterCAM.

Job Opportunities:

Students who complete the program successfully can find good paying jobs as entry level drafters, machinists, and CNC operators or programmers in various industries including oil field equipment, aerospace, and automotive. The job opportunities in the metal working and related industries have grown considerably over the last few years. The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the need for CAD/CAM to be good because so many individuals are currently retiring.


CAD/CAM Certificate Suggested Courses - The courses can be taken for credit or non-credit through Continuing Education.


  • W-113
  • 214-860-8733

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