Computer-Aided Design (Certificate)

Study computer-aided design at JCC

The Computer-Aided Design certificate at Jamestown Community College prepares you for entry-level manufacturing positions in engineering drawing and computer-aided design. After graduation, you can immediately enter the workforce in positions like CAD operator/designer, quality assurance personnel, and entry-level machinist.

While at JCC, you’ll learn how to use industry-standard CAD-based systems like AutoCAD and SolidWorks. If you want to expand your knowledge, the CAD certificate can ladder directly into an A.A.S. degree in Mechanical Technology with a concentration in design.

2020 median pay for drafters: $57,960/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

CAD skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

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

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

MCT 1240: Engineering Drawing with AutoCAD

4

MCT 1270: Machine Theory and Operations

3

MCT 1380: Introduction to Solid Modeling

3

MCT 2340: Dimensional Metrology

2

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

CSC 1510 or CSC 1560: Introduction to Computer Science or Computer Application Software I

3-4

MCT 1310: Industrial Safety & Quality Practices

2

MCT 1320: Production Processes & Maintenance Awareness

2

MCT 1340: Manufacturing Drawings & Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing

4

MCT 2380: Advanced Solid Modeling

3
  •  Apply for graduation.