Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM)

The CAM program prepares you for high tech jobs as a CNC operator or CNC programmer in the advanced manufacturing industry which has become crucial to the U.S. economy.

The curriculum provides the foundation to operate and setup computer numerical control machines that produce precision metal parts, instruments, and the tools involved with the manufacturing of products. The curriculum provides you with a knowledgeable foundation using the CAM laboratory with MasterCAM software and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machines.The CAM program teaches students a vast array of CNC Vertical Milling Centers, CNC Lathes and CNCs with fourth and five axes.

In addition to upgrading technical skills for those currently in manufacturing, this program prepares you for NIMS certifications.

Degrees and Possible Careers

Certificates

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For more detailed information regarding the actual CAM classes (not registration), please email the instructor, Mark McCollough, or call his number 559.442.8200 ext.8735.

To get things started, apply online. Be sure to also complete the online orientation, activate a WebAdvisor account and student email.

Once you have a student ID number, call 559.442.8273 to schedule an appointment with a counselor in the Applied Technology Office. Counselors are available in the Applied Technology Division Office to assist students with creating a Student Education Plan for an CAM Degree or Certificate.

To see recommended courses, see the Catalog.  To see upcoming scheduled classes, see the Schedule of Classes