Courses and Programs to Suit Your Goals

Design and Manufacturing Technologies

  • Certificate of Achievement - Computer Aided Design - MechanicalDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Computer Aided Design - Mechanical

    Students pursuing De Anza College’s Computer Aided Design - Mechanical Certificate of Achievement will receive education in the fundamentals of CAD that combines the use of two types of design graphic software packages. Students will learn substantive job skills in Creo and SolidWorks CAD systems that will make them employable in industrial and mechanical engineering and design.

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  • Certificate of Achievement - CNC MachinistDetails for Certificate of Achievement - CNC Machinist

    The Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Machinist Certificate of Achievement teaches students the fundamentals of conventional and CNC machine tools. Students learn how to set up safely and operate manual mills and lathes and construct word address programs for the set-up and operation of CNC mills. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment in manufacturing facilities as set up persons, machine operators and production workers. This certificate is part of a career ladder. Students may also choose to complete a Certificate of Achievement-Advanced or A.S. degree.

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  • Certificate of Achievement - CNC Programming - CAD/CAMDetails for Certificate of Achievement - CNC Programming - CAD/CAM

    The CNC Programming - CAD/CAM Certificate of Achievement teaches students 2D, 3D, lathe and multi-axis machine tool programming. Students learn to construct geometry, select tools, and produce and verify tool paths. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment as entry-level programmers in prototype and production manufacturing facilities. This certificate is part of a career ladder. Students may also choose to complete a Certificate of Achievement- Advanced or A.S. degree in CNC Machinist.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - CNC Research and Development MachinistDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - CNC Research and Development Machinist

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree teaches students the fundamentals of conventional and CNC machine tools. Students learn to set up safely and operate manual mills, lathes, surface grinders and CNC equipment, including vertical and horizontal mills, lathes and rotary multiaxis components. They also learn to produce word address programs with CAD/CAM software. Students are taught to dimension and inspect parts using various inspection methods, and to analyze materials and processes used in manufacturing. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment working closely with engineers in a research and development environment.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Product Model MakingDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - Product Model Making

    Students in the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree are taught the fundamentals of Product Model Making. Students learn the safe set-up of CNC equipment, how to design and construct three-dimensional objects using CAD/CAM software, and how to analyze materials and processes used in prototype model making. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment working in design-stage product development, and prototype and model making environments.

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  • Certificate of Achievement - Quality Control TechnicianNEWDetails for Certificate of Achievement - Quality Control Technician

    The Quality Control Technician Certificate of Achievement prepares students in the fundamentals of machining techniques, dimensional metrology, interpretation of multiview engineering prints, and applied geometric inspection dimensioning and tolerancing (ASME Y14.5m). Students also learn the correct operation of coordinate measuring machines (CMM) and the principles of manufacturing quality control and associated standards. Students in the Quality Control Technician program are instructed on how to inspect parts using various inspection methods; interpret drawings used in manufacturing; and record, analyze and document findings using various quality assurance procedures. Program students also learn the safe set-up and operation of CMM and related measuring instruments. Upon completion of the certificate requirements, students are prepared for employment in manufacturing facilities as quality control inspectors and technicians.

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  • Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - CNC MachinistDetails for Certificate of Achievement-Advanced - CNC Machinist

    The CNC Machinist Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree teaches students the fundamentals of CNC machine tools. Students learn safe set-up, editing and operation of CNC equipment, including vertical and horizontal mills, lathes and rotary multi-axis components. Students are taught to dimension and inspect parts using various inspection methods, and to analyze materials and processes used in manufacturing. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment in manufacturing facilities as CNC set-up persons and machine operators.

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  • Associate in Science - CNC Research and Development MachinistDetails for Associate in Science - CNC Research and Development Machinist

    The Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree teaches students the fundamentals of conventional and CNC machine tools. Students learn to set up safely and operate manual mills, lathes, surface grinders and CNC equipment, including vertical and horizontal mills, lathes and rotary multiaxis components. They also learn to produce word address programs with CAD/CAM software. Students are taught to dimension and inspect parts using various inspection methods, and to analyze materials and processes used in manufacturing. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment working closely with engineers in a research and development environment.

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  • Associate in Science - Product Model MakingDetails for Associate in Science - Product Model Making

    Students in the Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree are taught the fundamentals of Product Model Making. Students learn the safe set-up of CNC equipment, how to design and construct three-dimensional objects using CAD/CAM software, and how to analyze materials and processes used in prototype model making. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment working in design-stage product development, and prototype and model making environments.

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  • Associate in Science - CNC MachinistDetails for Associate in Science - CNC Machinist

    The CNC Machinist Certificate of Achievement-Advanced and A.S. degree teaches students the fundamentals of CNC machine tools. Students learn safe set-up, editing and operation of CNC equipment, including vertical and horizontal mills, lathes and rotary multi-axis components. Students are taught to dimension and inspect parts using various inspection methods, and to analyze materials and processes used in manufacturing. Upon completion, students are prepared for employment in manufacturing facilities as CNC set-up persons and machine operators.

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In addition to the programs listed above, you may be able to apply courses in this department toward General Education requirements.

You can check the course offerings in the college catalog against the following lists of GE requirements

These requirements may be subject to change. Always confirm the requirements for your specific program.

To learn about other programs at De Anza and their requirements, visit the college Degrees & Certificates page. For information about applying for your certificate or degree, visit the Apply for Degrees and Certificates page.