Mechanical Design Technology

Mechanical Design Technology

Associate of Applied Science

Credits Required for Graduation: 64.00

Program Overview

Mechanical design technicians use science, engineering and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance. Many mechanical design technicians assist engineers in product design, development or production. This requires creativity as well as good communication skills and the ability to work with others. Industry is also requiring technicians to develop products using 3D computer aided design (3D CAD) software.

Graduates of the Mechanical Design Technology program will be able to:

-create 3D CAD models of parts and assemblies that meet design requirements,

-produce working drawings that include dimensions, technical details and materials to be used,

-evaluate materials and processes used in manufacturing,

-produce and revise supporting engineering documentation,

-use 3D CAD models for strength analysis, motion analysis, machining and rapid prototyping,

-use mathematical and scientific problem solving techniques,

-use other computer related tools, and

-develop the organizational skills required to meet design and production deadlines.

Today's mechanical designers are challenged to create more reliable, sophisticated and complex products than ever before, and in less time. Their products must meet stringent market demands and satisfy all product design requirements at a level that exceeds customer specifications and expectations.

The program can be completed in two or three years.