Build Your Future in Computer Aided Manufacturing

Mastercam Skills

Program designed for students wishing to further pursue a career in machining or manufacturing with an emphasis in Mastercam programming. Mastercam is one of the world’s most popular CAD and CAM software packages. It allows machinists to design and manufacture parts using a highly-sophisticated tool-control technology.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Organize and construct geometry of 3D model parts for machining operations.
    Prepare numerical control programs for CNC machine tools.
  • Select tools for the removal of material and toolpaths for rough and finish machining operations.

Surfcam Skills

Designed for students wishing to further pursue a career in machining or manufacturing with an emphasis in Surfcam programming.  Surfcam is a market leading computer aided manufacturing (CAM) system for NC part programming. With unparalleled ease of use and sophisticated toolpath generation, it’s the only CAM system you’ll need for milling, turning and mill-turn machining.

Upon completion of the program students will be able to:

  • Organize and construct geometry of three dimensional parts for machining operations.
  • Select tools for the removal of material and tool-paths for rough and finish machining operations.
  • Prepare numerically controlled programs for computer numerical machine tools.

Degrees & Certificates

  • Certificate – Mastercam Skills
  • Certificate – Surfcam Skills
  • Apply online at fullcoll.edu
  • Apply for financial aid: fafsa.ed.gov
  • Take the online orientation
  • Take assessment exam
  • Meet with a Counselor
  • Update Personal info in My Gateway
  • Register for classes
  • Pay fees

Dan O’Brien, Department Coordinator
714.992.7586
dobrien@fullcoll.edu

George Bonnand, Instructor
714.992.7576
gbonnand@fullcoll.edu

Frequently Asked Questions

Certificate – Mastercam Skills
Certificate – Surfcam Skills

The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).

Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.

Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full time or part time.

For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.

Career opportunities:
• CAD CAM Programmer (Computer-Aided Design Computer-Aided Manufacturing Programmer)
• Computer Numerical Control Machinist (CNC Machinist)
• Computer Numerical Control Operator (CNC Operator)
• Computer Numerical Control Programmer (CNC Programmer)
• Machine Tool Set-up and Operator
• Machinist
• Maintenance Machinist
• Process Engineer
• Programmer

Overall employment of machinists and tool and die makers is projected to show little or no change from 2016 to 2026. Employment growth will vary by specialty.

Employment of machinists is projected to grow 2 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. With improvements in technologies, such as computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools, autoloaders, high-speed machining, and lights-out manufacturing, machinists will still be required to set up, monitor, and maintain these systems.

Employment of tool and die makers is projected to decline 7 percent from 2016 to 2026. Advances in automation, including CNC machine tools, should reduce demand for tool and die makers to perform tasks, such as programming how parts fit together, that computer software can perform.

Contact Our Department

Dan O’Brien, Department Coordinator

Machine Technology

Average Salary in this Field

$27,040 to

$79,920 Per Year

Careers in this Field

Machinist

Programmer

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