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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 Certificate Technical Elective 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 Certificate Technical Elective 3
Mechanical Design Technology Certificate Level I Total 30 Credits

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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.

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