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Computer Aided Manufacturing

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Sinclair Community College’s Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) department offers a variety of programs in the field, including computer numerical control and tool and die. The goal of appropriate and skilled computer aided manufacturing is to produce products that are high in quality and low in cost.

Our carefully designed curriculum—balancing theory and practical, hands-on experience—works to ensure that you are as prepared as possible to enter your professional career in computer aided manufacturing.

This program might be for you if:

  • You enjoy hands-on activities and building/working with different technologies.
  • You find the manufacturing field to be interesting and want to learn more.
  • You are interested in gaining machining skills needed by individuals and businesses across the nation.
  • You would like to learn more about mechanical design and its role in the world around you.

Each of our programs provide the current and essential knowledge and skills in the particular area of computer aided manufacturing. With leading-edge technology in the focus areas of machining, tool design, jig and fixture design and computer numerical control programming and applications, our graduates easily enter or advance in professional careers and/or enroll in four-year manufacturing technology programs.

Certificate Programs

One-year Technical Certificate

Computer Aided Manufacturing/Project STEP II

A nine-month intensive training program offered by Sinclair Community College in cooperation with the Dayton Region Manufacturers Association, the Computer Aided Manufacturing certificate completion prepares a graduate for employment in the machining industry as well as career advancement. To enroll for the certificate beginning in August and finishing in May, a student must meet with and be approved by the STEP II program coordinator. The student who is accepted into the program will receive 25-30 hours of classroom and laboratory instruction per week as well as producing for personal-use tools valued at approximately $1,500. Classes are available evenings to accommodate students who are unable to attend during the day. A co-op option is provided for those students who wish to work during their second semester.

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Short-term Technical Certificate

Computer Numerical Control Technology

The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Technology short-term certificate program is designed for individuals who are looking to upgrade their current manufacturing skills along with students who are interested in pursuing entry-level careers in the area of CNC machining. Coursework is focused primarily in the area of CNC lathe and mill operation, setup and programming. The courses included in this short-term certificate apply directly to the associate degree in Computer Aided Manufacturing, CNC Technology option.

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Degree Programs

Computer Aided Manufacturing/CNC Technology - Associate of Applied Science

Course work includes tool and manufacturing processes, computers in engineering technology, quality control and CNC applications. Facilities and equipment rank among the best in the nation, with more than four million dollars in conventional machining equipment and computer numerical control machines for laboratory use by students.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Computer Aided Manufacturing/Precision Machining - Associate of Applied Science

Graduates of the Project STEP II certificate program are candidates for completion of this two-year associate degree option in Computer Aided Manufacturing. More in-depth focus is given to enhancing communication and mathematical skills. A greater development of knowledge in industrial courses is also emphasized, including such areas as tool design, computer numerical control, jig and fixture design, process engineering and basic statistics.

This degree program contains one or more embedded certificates which will be automatically awarded when the certificate requirements are completed. If you do not want to receive the embedded certificate(s), please notify Registration and Student Records at studentrecords@sinclair.edu.

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Transfer Opportunities

Make the most of your education by starting at Sinclair Community College. Our quality programs and low tuition make it a great place to start even if you intend to further your education beyond an associate degree or certificate. You would be surprised at the money you could save by completing your first two years of study at Sinclair—just take a look at our low tuition and see the savings for yourself. You can also learn more by visiting Sinclair’s Transfer Web site »

Articulation & Transfer Agreements

Sinclair works directly with many four-year schools in Ohio and beyond to ensure the college credit you earn will transfer easily to those schools. By developing articulation agreements, formal agreements between colleges detailing the recognition of college credit between the schools, you will know you are meeting the requirements needed at the four-year school of your choice. Learn more about articulation and transfer »

Ohio Transfer Module

The Associate of Arts and the Associate of Science degree programs fulfill the requirements for the Ohio Transfer Module at other public colleges and universities. Students in applied associate degree programs may complete some individual transfer module courses within their degree program or continue beyond their program to complete the entire transfer module.

Upon completion of the Ohio Transfer Module, students will be able to enter most Ohio four-year colleges and universities as a junior with your general education requirements completed. Find out more about the Ohio Transfer Module »

Transferring Individual Classes

In addition to transferring with a degree, college credit for many courses, including some computer aided manufacturing program requirements, are accepted at other colleges and universities. Learn more about course equivalency »

General Agreements

While at Sinclair, if you plan to complete any associate degree program, there are agreements in place to help you easily transfer into a variety of bachelor’s degree completion programs.

Your transfer opportunities
may include:

  • Antioch University McGregor
  • Franklin University
  • Kaplan University
  • Ohio Dominican University
  • Ohio University
  • Purdue University
  • Strayer University
  • Wilberforce University
  • Wright State University
  • and more…

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Please Note: Sinclair continues to work with other colleges and universities to provide more opportunities through new articulation and transfer agreements. Please consult with an academic advisor for the most up-to-date information.

Related Programs

Sinclair Community College offers a wide variety of certificate and degree programs. With so many to choose from, we are sure that you can find a program that suits your needs. If you are interested in computer aided manufacturing, you might also be interested in learning more about these programs at Sinclair: