Computer-Aided Design Manufacturing

Computer Aided Mechanical Design

Degrees and Certificates

Why Choose This Program

The Computer-Aided Design Manufacturing advanced certificate lets students expand their CAD or CNC knowledge.  

Students must have already received a degree from either the CNC and Advanced Machining or Computer-Aided Mechanical Design programs with at least a 3.0 GPA and instructor approval. 

In this career you will be at the beginning stages of product creation with preliminary designs, checking component functionality and adding enhancements of existing products such as ATV/snowmobile-design and manufacturing, aftermarket equipment for automobiles and trucks, medical equipment heavy equipment, sporting goods and many others.

Skills Acquired

  • Create and modify detailed part drawings to meet industry standards. 
  •  Create 2D and Solid Model (3D) assemblies and design layouts with regard to product function, quality and manufacturing techniques including bill of material structure. 
  •  Complete a design project utilizing previously acquired skills and knowledge from the program. 

Career Choices

  • CAD Drafter/Designer 
  • Engineering Technician 
  • Research and Development Technician 
  • Quality Control 
  • Field Service Technician 

Info Sessions

Contact Us

Dave Johnson
Phone: (320) 308-5044
Fax: (320) 308-5985


Program Costs

In addition to tuition and fees, students can expect to pay $1010-3615 for books, supplies, and materials.

Program Scholarship

The following scholarship is available to Mechanical Design/CAD students only:

  • DCI, Inc.

Apply just once, and students are considered for all eligible scholarships.

SCTCC Scholarships

Clubs & Organizations

ADDA - The American Digital Design Association mission statement: "Support and Prepare the Design Profession to Preserve the Past and Imagine the Future.”

SCTCC Student Clubs

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