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Computer-aided design (CAD) or computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) drafters take the vision of an architect or engineer and use computer software to create 2D design drawings or 3D simulations to aid in production. Drafters can work in a broad range of fields, so their designs could lead to sleek electronics or towering buildings.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Computer Aided Drafting and Design Associate of Applied Science 2 years $5

CNC (Computer Numerical Control) operators use computer-programmed machines to manufacture precision parts for a variety of different products. The machines drill, cut and shape the raw materials into metal and plastic parts.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Computerized Machining Technology Technical Certificate 1 year $2
Computerized Machining Technology Certificate of Proficiency 1 year $1

Computer Systems analysts, or Computer Programmers, work on the hardware and networking side of the computer industry. They analyze data processing problems and procedures that allow them to implement and improve existing computer systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow and scheduling limitations.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Computer Information Systems Associate of Applied Science 2 years $5
Business Technology - Computer Applications Associate of Applied Science 2 years $5

Diesel technicians inspect, maintain, repair and care for diesel engines. Some diesel technicians specialize in a specific type of vehicle. When commercial transportation has malfunctions, they diagnose the problems and find solutions.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Diesel Technology Certificate of Proficiency .5 years $1,395
Diesel Technology Technical Certificate 1 year $2,790

​HVACR technicians install, maintain and repair the heating, ventilation, air-conditioning and refrigeration systems in buildings. These machines control the temperature and air quality in homes and businesses.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Technical Certificate 1 year years $2
Air Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Technology Certificate of Proficiency .5 years $1

Machinists create their own parts and tools from raw materials. The parts and tools they create with their machines eventually go toward building larger things.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Computerized Machining Technology Technical Certificate 1 year $2,790
Computerized Machining Technology Certificate of Proficiency .5 years $1,395

Tool and die makers are a class of machinists who use computer-aided design and computer-controlled machinery to make and repair specialized parts such as dies, cutting tools, and gauges.

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Program Certificate Length* Cost**
Computerized Machining Technology Technical Certificate 1 year $2,790
Computerized Machining Technology Certificate of Proficiency .5 years $1,395

*Length of program may vary if transfer credits or prior learning experience apply.

**Costs are estimates only and are based on in-state, per-credit-hour tuition prices for one- and two-year degrees. Fees not included. For the most current and accurate tuition price, please contact the college financial aid advisor.