Student ID:__________________________ Student Name:_______________________ Adviser Name:_______________________ Catalog: 2019-20 Academic Catalog Program: CAD/CAM - CADM.COC Minimum Credits Required:__________________


The CAD/CAM certificate is designed to provide students with basic manufacturing and design skills. This certificate can be completed in one year (two semesters); however, it must be started in the fall semester.

The CAD portion of the CAD/CAM certificate prepares the student for an entry level position as a design detailer using AutoCAD or similar CAD software. Students gain skills in 2D and 3D part creation including geometrical dimensioning practices. Students who complete this certificate are prepared for employment as entry level detailers using any CAD system. The CAM portion of the CAD/CAM certificate program prepares the student for an entry-level position in any manufacturing company. The student will be capable of taking a part print, determining the appropriate method for manufacturing, programming the part, then setting up and running a CNC machine. Students will be able to inspect the finished pieces for quality compliance. Students who complete the required course of study can assume entry-level positions as CNC programmers, CNC machine operators, inspectors, or technical sales representatives. Students also learn the integration of CAD with CAM to obtain a fundamental understanding of how to proceed from the design stage to manufacturing.

Upon successful completion of the requirements for this program, a Certificate of Completion in CAD/CAM from STCC will be awarded.

(CADM.COC) Curriculum

Semester 1

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MET-150 - Fundamentals of CNC 2 credits
MET-150L - Lab: Fundamentals of CNC 1 credits
MET-160 - Engineering Graphics With Solid Works 2 credits
MET-160L - Lab: Engineering Graphics W/ Solid Works 1 credits
MET-142 - Manufacturing Processes 3 credits

Select one:

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MET-100 - Essentials for Manufacturing Technicians 3 credits
MET-101 - Introduction to Engineering Technology 3 credits
MET-141 - Materials Science 3 credits

Total: 12 credits

Semester 2

Course NamecreditsTerm TakenGradeGen Ed
MET-120 - Metrology & Geometrics 2 credits
MET-120L - Lab: Metrology & Geometrics 1 credits
MET-130 - CAM 1 3 credits
MET-130L - Lab: CAM 1 1 credits
MET-161 - Solid Modeling for Mechanical Design 1 3 credits
MET-161L - Lab: Solid Modeling for Mech Design 1 1 credits
EL-MTE - Mechanical Technical Elective (Note 1) 3 credits

Total: 14 credits

Total (CADM.COC) Curriculum Program Credits: 26


  1. Students must choose among MET-151: CNC Applications, MET-141: Materials Science, MET-227: Quality Concepts, MGT-101: Principles of Management, MKT-101: Principles of Marketing, or CMP-122: Excel.

Department Personnel

Name Title Office Phone Email
Ralph Disa Professor TPRK/100B 413-755-6142
John LaFrancis Professor TPRK/100B 413-755-6130
Gary Masciadrelli Professor/Chairperson TPRK/116 413-755-4602
Thomas Minor Instructor TPRK/116

Duane Parrette Instructor TPRK/116 413-755-4611
Joseph Sipitkowski Assistant Professor TPRK/116 413-755-6138