Jun 02, 2023  
Catalog 2022-2023 
Catalog 2022-2023

Computer-Aided Design/Computer- Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM), AAS

Location(s): Salem Campus

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In addition to tuition, estimated costs for students who complete the courses listed below are books, $1,647; class fees, $883; universal fees, $3,330; differential fees, $760; and precision tools and supplies, $2,510. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 503.399.5018 to find out if you qualify for help with these costs.

The Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) program offers training in using computers as tools in engineering, drafting, machine tool control inspection (the CMM), and industrial mechanical design.

The first year of study emphasizes machining skills as they relate to Computer Numerical Control machining. Students completing the first year may find employment as entry-level machine tool operators and CNC programmers.

Second-year classes concentrate on integrating mechanical design and computer-aided manufacturing programming and advanced manual machining skills. Students apply knowledge and skills to solve increasingly complex fixturing and machining problems. After successful completion, graduates may find employment in the fields of machining/manufacturing and engineering technologies. Graduates use computers on the job for drafting, design and programming, and operating CNC machine tools.

You may earn an associate of applied science degree by successfully completing the required 90 credit hours with a grade of “C” or better in all courses.


+ Meets related instruction requirement, see Degrees and Certificates . For subject areas, see General Education .

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