Mechanical Design Technology AAS Degreeassociate of applied science


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First Semester Courses 12 Credits
DFTG 1305 Technical Drafting 3
DFTG 1309 Basic Computer-Aided Drafting 3
MCHN 1319 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
EDUC 1300 Learning Framework: 1st Year Experience 3
Second Semester Courses 12 Credits
DFTG 2302 Machine Drafting 3
Elective Tehcnical Elective1 3
DFTG 2319 Intermediate Computer-Aided Drafting 3
DFTG 2340 Solid Modeling/Design 3
Third Semester Courses 6 Credits
DFTG 2335 Advanced Technologies in Mechanical Design 3
Elective Technical Elective1 3
Fourth Semester Courses 15 Credits
ENGL 1301 Composition and Rhetoric 3
Elective Social/Behavioral Sciences 3
MATH 1316 Trigonometry 3
Elective AAS Technical Elective1 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 3
Fifth Semester Courses 9 Credits
ENTC 1343 Statics 3
Elective Creative Arts or Language, Philosophy, & Culture 3
Elective AAS Technical Elective1 3
Sixth Semester Courses 6 Credits
ENTC 1323 Strenght 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


  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
    ENTC 2380 - Cooperative Education - Engineering Technology/Technician, Gen. 
    DFTG 2338 - Final Project: Advanced Drafting


Program Details

The Mechanical Design Technology Program prepares graduates for entry-level careers as engineering designers.  Courses within the program include technical design applications, computer-aided design software, 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 desiring a less comprehensive program may consider the Mechanical Design certificate. This certificate program includes 30 semester credit hours of required technical courses. Graduates possess the technical skills and knowledge to perform essential design layout, prepare supporting documentation, and create finished production drawings in the engineering, construction, or manufacturing industries. A wide variety of employment opportunities are available.

The general education core and many technical courses will transfer to a variety of colleges and universities. Contact a counselor or faculty member at any of the colleges for specific information and to obtain the recommended sequencing of courses.


Average full-time tuition is $862 per semester.

Tuition rates are based on residency. Get an estimate of your costs by using the Tuition & Fees chart. If you need assistance paying for college, financial aid is available in the form of book advances, grants, scholarships, loans, and more.

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