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
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
Prerequisites: Previous training or experience in engineering drafting. Familiarity with IBM compatible computers is an asset.
(Manuals included), 27 hours/9 weeks
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.
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)
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.
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)