CAD/CAM TECHNOLOGY

AAS Degree – Code #1337

Steven Martinelli, Program Coordinator

Email address: martinsj@alfredstate.edu

The CAD/CAM technology program (computer-aided design/drafting – computer-aided manufacturing) prepares the graduate for a number of opportunities in the engineering and manufacturing-related fields. This program develops skills in the areas of design/drafting (2D CAD and 3D solid modeling) and automation/robotics. Graduates will become proficient with industry-standard software including AutoCAD, Solid Works, and Siemens NX. Each student will also be exposed to hardware such as coordinate measuring machines (CMM), computer numerically controlled (CNC) machines, and industry grade robotics. The CAD/CAM graduate can seamlessly enter the mechanical engineering technology baccalaureate program also offered at Alfred State.

A laptop computer is required for students entering the CAD/CAM technology program. Laptop specifications are available at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Solve design and manufacturing problems using sound engineering principles and practices.

Produce CAD drawings which communicate the appropriate manufacturing details, standards, and specifications.

Effectively communicate with others using verbal, written, and graphical methods and procedures.

Function effectively on teams or on group projects, and assume leadership roles when appropriate.

Perform in a professional and ethical manner and maintain currency in technological advancements.

Info management (computer & research skills appropriate to degree level and type).

Written and oral communication (appropriate to degree level and type).

Critical thinking (problem solving, reasoning skills appropriate to degree level and type).

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

Program educational objectives were established with the assistance of the Industrial Advisory Committee and are reviewed periodically. The CAD/CAM technology program produces graduates who will:

Be able to solve design and manufacturing problems using sound engineering principles and practices.

Be able to produce CAD drawings which communicate the appropriate manufacturing details, standards, and specifications.

Have the ability to effectively communicate with others using oral, written, and graphical methods and procedures.

Be able to function effectively on teams or on group projects and assume leadership roles when appropriate.

Perform in a professional and ethical manner and maintain currency in technological advancements.

INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Internships are possible with many industries through Career Development located in the Hunter Student Development Center and may be eligible for technical credit.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State CAD/CAM technology graduates may enter directly into either the mechanical engineering technology BS or technology management BBA degree program. Students can complete the BS in mechanical engineering technology program in two years if they have taken math through Technical Calculus I and physics through General Physics II during the first two years.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates are eligible to continue their education by enrolling in a baccalaureate degree program in such areas as mechanical or industrial technology, but should work closely with their adviser on selection of technical and science electives. This program offers 100 percent transferability to Alfred State’s Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering technology program as the first part of the 2+2 format.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Structural or piping system design

CAD/CAM programmer

Manufacturing technician

Quality control or materials testing

Mechanical designer

Computer numerical control specialist

Development

Technical sales

Draftsman

CAD or model specialist

Product reliability analyst

Test and quality specialist

Tool & die design

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 100 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Drafting/CAD

Drafting/CAD: Model Building & Process Piping Drawing

Drafting/CAD: Technical Illustration

Mechanical Engineering Technology

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

CAD/CAM TECHNOLOGY - AAS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

MECH

1003

Intro. to MET/Lab

3

MECH

1603

Graphics/CAD

3

MECH

1203

Materials Science

3

MECH

4423

Robotics

3

MATH

1033

College Algebra or Higher*

3

HPED

xxx1

Phys. Ed. Elective

1

16

Second

MECH

1643

Manufacturing Processes

3

MECH

1641

Manufacturing Processes Lab

1

MECH

2543

Advanced Drafting Applications

3

MECH

4523

Control System Fundamentals

3

MATH

2043

College Trigonometry or Higher*

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

16

Third

MECH

3113

Statics

3

MECH

3203

CAM

3

MATH

2124

Statistical Methods and Analysis

4

LITR

2603

Introduction to Literature

3

PHYS

1024

General Physics

4

17

Fourth

MECH

3643

Manufacturing Management

3

MECH

4333

Advanced CAM

3

MECH

4003

Solid Modeling

3

xxx3

xxx3

Technical Elective

3

SOCI

1193

Marriage and Family** OR

PLSC

1043

American Government

3

15

* If not required, take LAS elective to complete degree requirements of 3 credits, otherwise take free elective.

Typical Technical Electives:

MECH

3223

Mechanical Design Principles

MATH

1063

Technical Calculus I

PHYS

2023

General Physics II

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

64 minimum credits

20 credits of liberal arts and sciences

2.0 grade point average in major courses (in bold text above)

2.0 cumulative grade point average

Approval of department faculty

5 of 10 General Education areas

**Any student who does not enroll in SOCI 1193 or PLSC 1043 must enroll in two courses that satisfy General Education requirements.