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CAD/CAM Engineering Technology

CAD/CAM Engineering Technology is a diploma program that provides knowledge and skill development in applying computer and scientific principles related to solving engineering and manufacturing problems. You will develop an understanding of engineering design and learn how to provide technical assistance in managing CAD/CAM systems.

You will receive training in CAD/CAM related engineering disciplines, CAD/CAM hardware, software and computer networking, operating machine tools (including CNC equipment), quality assurance, concurrent engineering and rapid prototyping. The Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists accredits the program at the Engineering Technologist level. After two years suitable industrial experience, you will be eligible for membership in the Saskatchewan Applied Science Technologists and Technicians as an Applied Science Technologist.

Selected courses for this program are available through distance and/or continuing education. The program is available full-time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campus in Saskatoon. For complete program information, check the program page.

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) and transfer credit may be options for receiving credit. For further information see the PLAR candidate guide (pdf) or the transfer credit page.


You will learn how to use basic algebra and trigonometry to determine the forces in stationary machine and equipment members. The course content includes force systems, center of gravity, static friction and moment of inertia, and the application of these principles to engineering problems.

Prerequisites: MATH 182 or MATH 193


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 19, 2016 - November 28, 2016
Registration deadline: September 19, 2016
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$820.00OnlineCRN: 201602-504
January 30, 2017 - April 10, 2017
Registration deadline: January 30, 2017
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$820.00OnlineCRN: 201603-563
You will begin by learning the AutoCAD® user interface. Your studies will include drawing set-up, co-ordinate systems, drawing tools, editing commands, display options, blocks and symbols, layers, colours and line types, as well as basic text, dimensioning and plotting. You will learn inquiry commands, crosshatching, introduction to grips and a demonstration of some additional features. You should expect to spend an additional 2 to 4 hours per week to become proficient with these applications.

Prerequisites: Previous training or experience in engineering drafting. Familiarity with IBM compatible computers is an asset.


(Manuals included), 27 hours/9 weeks
Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 14, 2016 - November 8, 2016
Wed - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 247
Registration deadline: September 14, 2016
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$685.00SaskatoonCRN: 201602-512
January 17, 2017 - March 14, 2017
Tue - 7:00-10:00 pm
Room: 247
Registration deadline: January 17, 2017
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$685.00SaskatoonCRN: 201603-646
You will study the basic concepts of computer assisted drafting. You will learn how to use the AutoCAD user interface as it pertains to two dimensional CAD drawings. The course content includes drawing set-up, coordinate systems, drawing tools, editing commands, display options, layers, colors, line types, text, basic dimensioning and plot commands.

Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016
Registration deadline: October 12, 2016
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$560.00OnlineCRN: 201602-482
January 16, 2017 - April 16, 2017
High school credit for: Drafting and Computer-Aided Design 20
Registration deadline: February 16, 2017
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$560.00OnlineCRN: 201603-517
You will study advanced concepts of computer assisted drafting. The course content includes blocks, XREF’s, plotting, dimensioning, advanced editing and drawing techniques and an introduction to 3D drafting.

Prerequisites: CAD Drafting 1 (DRFT 390)


Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 12, 2016 - December 12, 2016
Registration deadline: October 12, 2016
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$560.00OnlineCRN: 201602-481
January 16, 2017 - April 16, 2017
High school credit for: Drafting and Computer-Aided Design 30
Registration deadline: February 16, 2017
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$560.00OnlineCRN: 201603-518
Your studies will focus on the basic skills required of the technologist in the workplace. You will examine the communication process and interpersonal and workplace communication techniques. The course content includes technical writing job search skills.

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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201602-388
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201603-258
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201603-259
Building on the skills you developed in TCOM 102 (Communication in Technology), you will apply basic research skills to create workplace documents. Your studies will focus on the workplace skills of creating effective client relations, conducting meetings and giving presentations.

Prerequisites: Communication in Technology (TCOM 102)


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Start and End DatesFeeLocationCRN
September 6, 2016 - December 16, 2016
Registration deadline: September 6, 2016
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201602-389
January 4, 2017 - April 14, 2017
Registration deadline: January 3, 2017
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201603-260
April 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017
Registration deadline: April 18, 2017
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$675.00OnlineCRN: 201603-261
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