This certificate program in Computer-Aided Design & Computer Numerical Control prepares students for entry level manufacturing positions requiring skills in engineering drawing, computer-aided design, and computer numerical control. Students receive instruction on two CAD-based systems (AutoCAD and SolidWorks), a three-axis machining center, and a CNC turret lathe. Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to compete for positions such as CAD operator, CAD designer, CNC operator, and CNC programmer.


Minimum program credit hours: 26

Program Codes
Degree Option
Hegis Code
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General Requirements
9 credit hours
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles3
Core Requirements
17-18 credit hours
MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD3
MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operation3
MCT 1280: CNC Programming of Machine Tools3
MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling3
MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling3

MCT 1390: AutoCAD is recommended.

Important Points
  • Due to prerequisite requirements for some courses, the minimum completion time of this certificate is three semesters (beginning with the fall semester).
Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1.  Write effective CNC programs for the machining of mechanical components.
2.  Use an industrially accepted CAD software package to prepare 2-D drawings.

Transfer Agreements

Our courses and programs are designed to give you a strong foundation in your area of study. But we know that for many of you, your time at JCC is just the first step in your educational journey. And when it's time for you to take your next step, that strong foundation, coupled with the wide variety of transfer agreements we maintain with several top colleges and universities, will help make your transfer process as smooth as possible. Learn More
It is important when planning your transfer to talk with your advisor about the specifics of each four-year college or university. 

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