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Overview

Description

The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering design technologist. Courses within the program include technical design applications, computer-aided design software and customization, solid modeling design, applied strength of materials, statics, technical specialty courses, and general academic courses.

The mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree is awarded for successful completion of the 60 semester credit hours required in degree plans. Students specialize in Mechanical Design Technology Design. Students desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the computer-aided design operator/drafting certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses.

Graduates of the mechanical design technology associate of applied science degree possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished engineering documentation for production in the engineering or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available to graduates.

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Transferring Credits

After completing the AAS degree, students may choose to transfer to a neighboring university and enroll in a "2+2" program leading to a bachelor's degree in biotechnology or related fields. Currently, such a program exists with the UH-Downtown and the University of Texas, Medical Branch. The courses for several of these bachelor degree programs are offered at the LSC-University Center, located on the LSC-Montgomery campus.

Students with the appropriate level of prior training may elect to take individual courses within the biotechnology core, with the exception of the internship course. A student, for example, may take the Molecular Biology Techniques course (BITC 2441) to gain skills in that area.

LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI)

The LSC-Montgomery Biotechnology Institute (MCBI) was created to establish a point of contact for all biotechnology training inquiries. The Institute's goal is to prepare students for all levels of entry into the biotechnology industry. The MCBI functions to identify and meet biotechnology industry training needs, recruit students using a variety of outreach programs, help retrain workers changing careers through the Biotechnology ATC, and partner with four-year programs.

Contact

LSC-CyFair

Please e-mail Michael.L.Young@LoneStar.edu, call 832.920.5062 for more information.

LSC-North Harris

Please e-mail Hamid.A.Amnieh@LoneStar.edu, call 281.618.5732 for more information.

First Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
ENGL 1301 Composition & Rhetoric 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
DFTG 2302 Machine Drafting 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
Elective Technical Elective1 3
Elective Technical Elective1 3

Second Year

First Semester Courses 15 Credits
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling & Design 3
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
DFTG 2335 Advanced Tech Mechanical Design 3
Elective Technical Elective2 3
Elective Humanities/Fine Arts Elective2 3
Second Semester Courses 15 Credits
Elective Social/Behavioral Science2 3
Elective Technical Elective1 3
Elective Speech Elective3 3
ENTC 1323 Strength of Materials 3
ENTC 2380-or-DFTG 2338 Co-op Engineering Tech Technician4-or-Final Project - Advanced Drafting4 3
Mechanical Design Technology AAS Degree Program Total 60 Credits

Footnotes

  1. ELPT 1311,ELPT 1341 or 1351, METL 1301, DFTG 1391, DFTG 2323, QCTC 1303 and INMT 1311
  2. Choose from the AAS core
  3. SPCH 1311, SPCH 1315 or SPCH 1321
  4. Capstone course

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Career Options

Median wage: $54,7601

Representative career titles and job positions for this program plan include:

  • CAD Designer (Computer Aided Design Designer)2
  • Mechanical Designer2

Gainful Employment

The U.S. Department of Education requires colleges to disclose a variety of information for any financial aid eligible program that “prepares students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation."

Footnotes

  1. Wage data is based on annual salaries from Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment Statistics, 2013
  2. Position titles vary by employer and location.

Tuition

Figuring out how to pay for college is one of the toughest parts of earning a degree but attending LSC is an affordable option for most students. Tuition rates are based on residency and you can get an estimate of your costs by using our LSC Tuition & Fees chart.

Average full-time tuition is $792 per semester.

Financial Aid

Financial aid helps students and their families pay for college. There are several types of financial aid available to LSC students and financial aid packages may include more than one type of award.