• Program Description

    Would it thrill you to be skilled in the processes that transform inspired concepts into completed products? Bristol-Plymouth’s CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Drafting and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) Program utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and technology to teach you, from start to finish, how products are designed, prototyped, machined and produced. You’ll enhance your aptitude while developing a comprehensive skill set desirable to a wide range of companies as you grow skilled in Bristol-Plymouth’s instructed areas, comprehend engineering drawings, take advantage of cutting-edge computer software and hardware including the latest versions of AutoCad, Solid Works and Office Suite, and tackle many other learning opportunities provided by this exciting program. You’ll also attain your National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) certification and OSHA 10 card. Upon graduating from the CAD/CAM Program, equipped with an advanced skill set and knowledge of the latest manufacturing procedures, you’ll enjoy virtually unlimited employment opportunities and be prepared to meet the exciting challenges of a productive career across a multitude of ever-evolving technological industries.


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  • Instructed Areas

    • Milling, Turning, Drilling and Grinding Methods
    • Manufacturing Processes
    • CAD Software
    • 3D and Solid Modeling
    • CAM Software
    • CNC Programming and Operation
    • NIMS Certifications
    • OSHA 10-Hour Safety Credentials

    Program of Study

    Freshman Year: Students will learn to make/read basic prints, use measuring equipment and understand the fundamentals of machining. The time they spend in the related classroom to learn this, coupled with their shop time, will reward them with the knowledge of always knowing how to safely run this equipment.

    Sophomore Year: Students will continue to develop the drafting and machining skills required for the manufacturing industry. They will be accomplished in 3D modeling and use of all manual machines in the shop to produce an actual product.

    Junior Year: Students will continue to advance their knowledge of design through prototyping parts, followed by producing more intricate parts using CNC machines. Their knowledge will be validated through passing the NIMS test online.

    Senior Year: Students will hone their skills by working with customers with real life jobs to transition from high school to the work place or continuing on to post-secondary education.

    Career Opportunities

    Graduates find employment opportunities in entry level positions such as:

    • Machine Operators
    • Machinist
    • CNC Operators
    • Mechanical Draftsmen
    • Inspection Person

    With advanced training they can enter these higher level positions:

    • Self-Employment
    • Mechanical Engineers
    • Production Engineers
    • Tool and Die Maker
    • Quality Control Engineer
    • Foreman
    • Metallurgy Technician

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