Computer Aided Manufacturing

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    Certificate of Specialization (CS)
    Computer-based technologies enable you to control, monitor and adjust tools and machinery in the manufacturing process.
    Upgrade your professional skills to gain a competitive advantage.
    Evening classes: This program is specially geared for students with full-time jobs.
  • The STLCC Advantage


    This program is for those who are:

    • Currently employed in the machine tool industry
    • Tech students interested in developing a competitive area of specialization
    State-of-the-art lab: We invite you to come see our facilities, the largest, most extensive set of machinery of any school in the state. At STLCC you learn on the equipment used in the industry.

    Small class size and a focus on hand-on activity.

    CAM encompasses the computer-based technologies needed to physically produce the product, including

    • Part-program preparation
    • Process planning tool design
    • Process analysis
    • Part-processing by numerically controlled machines
    You’ll learn the basics of numerical control programming with an orientation toward fabrication and assembly of a product after the conceptual phase is completed.

    This is the program that lets you combine the science of computers and a manufacturing atmosphere.

    Faculty: STLCC is a longtime leader in the field of engineering technology, and you’ll learn from seasoned professionals. All of our instructors worked in the industry and bring that experience to the classroom.

    Stackable: Earn a certificate of specialization in Computer Aided Manufacturing and your credits apply towards your Computer Integrated Manufacturing AAS degree.

    Convenience: More than 90% of our students attend classes part-time while working during the day, so technical courses are offered in the evening.

    More than one million students have attended STLCC. It’s the largest institute of higher education in the region and the second largest in Missouri.

    To find out if STLCC is right for you, we invite you to visit. You can meet with one of our faculty members, tour the campus, and get answers to questions. Click Here 

  • Career Opportunities

    • Computer-Aided Drafting
    • Numerical Control Programming
    • Numerical Control Machine Operators
    • Mechanical Firms
    • Manufacturing Companies

    Job Resources:

  • Estimated Expenses and Financial Aid


    STLCC provides a top quality education at a much more affordable cost than for-profit institutions.

    • St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. READ MORE
    • STLCC provides a Net Price Calculator to help students estimate costs. READ MORE
    • For information on STLCC Scholarships READ MORE.
    • For more information on expenses incurred as part of this program, please contact the program coordinator.
  • Students and Faculty


    Carl Fischer, B.S.
    Program Coordinator
    Phone: 314-513-4322

  • Program Curriculum and RAP


    Computer Aided Manufacturing (CS) 18 Credits

    Program Total: 18 credits
    GE:101 Technical Computer Applications 3
    ME:230 Introduction to 3-D Solid Modeling for Design 4
    EGR:133 Introduction to AutoCAD I 2
    ME:140 Introduction to Robotics (or)
    EE:236 PLC/Programmable Logic Controller 3
    ME:241 Numerical Control Programming 3
    ME:152 Manufacturing Processes II 3
    Recommended Academic Plan: Check the Recommended Academic Plan, or RAP, for the suggested semester-by-semester course schedule. This map is designed to help keep you on track for a timely graduation.

    Please note: Credits earned in STLCC’s Engineering Technology AAS, CS and CP programs generally do not transfer to engineering bachelor degree programs. If your career goal is to be an engineer, please consider STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree. Credits earned as part of STLCC’s Engineering Science AS degree transfer to universities nationwide, and provide a strong foundation for future study in a variety of engineering disciplines a fraction of the cost of a public university.

    We invite you to meet with an STLCC advisor for one-on-one help in planning your pathway to this rewarding career. Click Here

    Related Programs
    Precision Machining Technology (PMT) – CS
    Computer Aided Design (CAD) – CS
    Computer Integrated Manufacturing (CIM) – AAS
    Mechanical Engineering Technology (MET) – AAS

  • Additional Information

    STLCC’s Engineering Technology Advisory Board brings together top industry professionals. Members serve for two year terms, and STLCC’S faculty works hand-in-hand with this elite group to evaluate and update our curriculum, stay up-to-date on the latest innovations, and promote networking.

    Responding to the needs of the local market: STLCC’s Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing was created to develop a skilled workforce for the region’s engineering and manufacturing sector.  If your business has workforce needs that are not met by our credit course offerings, please contact us to discuss additional options:



    The Computer Aided Manufacturing program is offered at our Florissant Valley campus.


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