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Craft your future with a Mastercam Certificate from Clackamas Community College 

The world of manufacturing is undergoing a digital revolution, and skilled CNC programmers are at the forefront. In just nine months, Clackamas Community College's Mastercam Certificate program equips you with the essential skillset to thrive in this exciting field. 

What is Mastercam? 

Mastercam is the industry-leading computer-aided manufacturing software used by manufacturers to design, simulate and generate precise toolpaths for CNC machines. These toolpaths dictate the exact movements of the machine, ensuring parts are produced with exceptional accuracy and efficiency. 

Program your way to success 

Our Mastercam Certificate program takes you from beginner to proficient in Mastercam. Through a series of hands-on classes, you will gain the expertise to: 

  • Craft 2D and 3D models: Mastercam empowers you to design and refine 2D and 3D models, the blueprints for CNC creations. 
  • Program efficient toolpaths: Learn to select and generate optimal toolpaths, ensuring CNC machines operate at peak efficiency while producing high-quality parts. 
  • Verify toolpaths: Refine your skills in verifying toolpaths, guaranteeing collision-free operation and part precision. 

Invest in your future with a fast-track program 

The Clackamas Community College Mastercam Certificate program offers a cost-effective and time-efficient path to launching your CNC programming career in just six months. Don't miss this opportunity to gain in-demand skills and unlock your potential in the dynamic world of manufacturing. 

For detailed description and outcomes for this program, view the course catalog.

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Job Outlook

Thrive in a growing and dynamic Mastercam field 

The demand for skilled CNC programmers is on the rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 27% growth in CNC programmer jobs by 2030, significantly faster than the average for all occupations. This surge is fueled by the increasing adoption of CNC machines across various industries. This certificate program equips you with the in-demand skills to not only secure a job but also thrive in a growing and dynamic field. 

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For more information on career opportunities for this program, view the course catalog.

Our Mastercam classes are designed for success 

Our Mastercam Certificate program consists of three intensive classes designed to equip you with a comprehensive understanding of Mastercam. You will receive hands-on training in: 

  • 2D milling toolpaths: Learn the fundamentals of programming CNC mills for efficient 2D operations. 
  • 3D surfacing toolpaths: Learn to generate complex toolpaths for creating intricate 3D surfaces. 
  • 4/5-axis toolpaths: Learn complex machining by programming advanced toolpaths for 4 and 5-axis CNC machines.
  • Lathe with live-tooling toolpaths: Gain experience in programming lathes with live tooling for multi-axis machining. 
Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to thrive in the dynamic field of CNC programming. Employers are actively seeking individuals who can program CNC machines to create high-quality parts, and this certificate program positions you for success in this exciting career path. 
For more information on expected outcomes of successfully completing this program, view the course catalog.

Investing in your future

Clackamas Community College offers some of the lowest tuition rates in the Portland metro area. To begin building the cost for your program, you can start with the base estimate below. 

This estimate includes the cost of tuition and the general fees applied per class and per academic term. This estimate does not include additional fees required for many courses or the cost of course materials. Contact the program to learn more about additional costs that may apply. 

You can also find more information about the costs of attending CCC on the Tuition and Fees page.

Get help paying for college

Scholarships and grants (free money!) are available for students in this program. For help with financial aid and scholarships, contact the Financial Aid Resource Lab.  


See where your certificate can take you

The classes you take in this program can help you earn additional certificates or degrees. Take one step at a time and know that each step gets you closer to your future goals. Even if you decide to change direction later, you will have a solid foundation to build on to keep moving forward.

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