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Career Outlook CAD Technician

Technology and Health 
E0426
Skills Certificate 

Provides students with the most current two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design (CAD) skills required in the manufacturing, design, and engineering disciplines. These skills also provide a platform for students to learn, understand, and build other related skills such as drafting, mechanical design, part inspection and computer-aided machining (CAM) software, which requires input from a CAD system, and is required to operate computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools.

Required Courses

Industry StatisticsJob Titles & Salaries
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    • Mechanical Drafters

      Mechanical Drafters

      SOC Career Code: 17-3013.00

      Prepare detailed working diagrams of machinery and mechanical devices, including dimensions, fastening methods, and other engineering information.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $54.83

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $60,858.48
      Annual Job Openings
      643

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Industrial Engineering Technicians

      Industrial Engineering Technicians

      SOC Career Code: 17-3026.00

      Apply engineering theory and principles to problems of industrial layout or manufacturing production, usually under the direction of engineering staff. May perform time and motion studies on worker operations in a variety of industries for purposes such as establishing standard production rates or improving efficiency.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $46.98

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $61,292.86
      Annual Job Openings
      569

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
    • Metal and Plastic Layout Workers

      Metal and Plastic Layout Workers

      SOC Career Code: 51-4192.00

      Lay out reference points and dimensions on metal or plastic stock or workpieces, such as sheets, plates, tubes, structural shapes, castings, or machine parts, for further processing. Includes shipfitters.

      Typical Hourly Salary
      $30.65

      The figure above is based off a percentile of 90 percent. 100 mile radus icon for career resultsAll job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Top Entry-Level Education
      Chart Legend
      • Doctoral Degree Or More
      • Master's Degree
      • Bachelor's Degree
      • Associate's Degree
      • Some College
      • Certificate
      • High School Diploma Or Less
      Median Salary Earnings
      $42,496.30
      Annual Job Openings
      54

      Openings are regional vacancies due to growth and turnover in this career.All job data and figures based on a 100 mile radius from Mt. SAC

      Historical Wages
How to Complete the Program

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Program Guided Pathways
Certificate Information

Why Choose Our Program?

Gain ample skills to make you a versatile employee

Certificate & Degree Details

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  • CAD Technician

    Technology and Health 
    E0426
    Skills Certificate 

    Provides students with the most current two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) computer aided design (CAD) skills required in the manufacturing, design, and engineering disciplines. These skills also provide a platform for students to learn, understand, and build other related skills such as drafting, mechanical design, part inspection and computer-aided machining (CAM) software, which requires input from a CAD system, and is required to operate computer numerical control (CNC) machine tools.

    Required Courses

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    MFG 110Introduction to CAD4
    MFG 120CAD for Manufacturing4
    MFG 210Advanced CAD3
    Total Units11

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

  • CNC Technician

    Technology and Health Division 
    E0431
    Skills Certificate 

    Theory and application of computer numerical control (CNC) machining practices using mills and lathes typical in a wide range of industries. Designed to adapt and upgrade machining skills to industry standards and encourage the development of supplemental skills in computer aided design (CAD) and computer aided manufacture (CAM), metrology,  and problem-solving to better address the current needs and expectations of industry. Includes project models that closely approximate industry-representative applications with an emphasis on best practices, efficiency, and an understanding of the way machined parts relate to other related components in the manufacturing environment.

    Required Courses 
     

    Course Prefix Course Name Units
    MFG 130Manufacturing Processes and Materials3
    MFG 250Introduction to CNC Programming3
    MFG 260CNC Operation3
    Total Units9

    Guided Pathways of Study Suggested Course Sequence  

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Contact: Stephen JamesTitle: Department ChairContact: sjames@mtsac.edu

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