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Submitter's Information


Jonathan Polidano


CTE Liaison


Inland Empire/Desert


Chaffey College

CTE Dean

CTE Dean's Name

Yolanda Friday

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Program Details

Program Title

CAD/CAM Operator

Submission Type

New Program

TOPs Code

Drafting Technology (095300)

Projected Start Date


Catalog Description

Computer-Aided Drafting/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) certificate students have learned to operate current industry-standard software used in mechanical design and manufacturing. This includes 2D design and drafting and 3D feature-based solid modeling, as well as using models designed in these programs as the basis for 3D printing and CNC tool-path generation for part fabrication. Students will also have a fundamental understanding of ANSI standard drafting practices, 3D printing and material removal manufacturing processes.

Enrollment Completer Projections

Annual completer projections are 6 students annually. From institutional research data, numbers are expected to increase as we make courses more accessible to students.

Program Proposal Attributes

Program Award Type(s) (Check all that apply)
  • Certificate of Achievement: 16 or greater semester (or 24 or greater quarter) units (C)
Program Goal

This certificate provides students with fundamental skills, knowledge, and experience in the use of modern CAD and CAM applications needed to qualify them for entry-level positions as CAD operators/draftspersons in mechanical design and manufacturing-related industries.

Course Units and Hours

Total Certificate Units (Minimum and Maximum)

Min: 17, Max: 17

Units for Degree Major or Area of Emphasis (Minimum and Maximum)


Total Units for Degree (Minimum and Maximum)


Course Report

Program Requirements Narrative

There are five core classes required to attain the CAD/CAM Operator Certificate of Career Preparation. Those five courses are DRAFT-20 (4 units), DRAFT-21 (3 units), DRAFT-43 (3 units), EGTECH-10 (4 units), and EGTECH-16 (3 units). . They are designed to be taken over two semesters. 

Program Requirements
(Y1 or S1)
EGTECH-10Introduction to Engineering Design/Graphics
DRAFT-20Computer-Aided Drafting and Design
DRAFT-21Mechanical Design I
DRAFT-43Advanced CAD Modeling and Applications
EGTECH-16Computer Integrated Manufacturing - CNC Material Removal

Supporting Documents

Inland/Empire Desert Regional Questions

Submission Details

Published at

05/30/21 - 10:47 PM



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Diann Thursby Super User   ·  06/23/21

Received regional recommendation at 6-7-2021 IEDRC Deans Meeting.