Mechanical Design Technology

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Associate of Applied Science

Program Number: 

106061

Credits: 

64.00
Financial Aid Available

Would you like to be part of a team that develops new products and designs solutions to technical problems? Using the mathematical and scientific problem-solving techniques you learn in this program, you could work with engineers to create new, more reliable, more sophisticated products, in less time.

You will create 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) models of parts and assemblies to meet design requirements; produce working drawings that include dimensions, technical details, and materials to be used; evaluate materials and processes; produce engineering documentation; use CAD models for strength and motion analysis, machining and rapid prototyping; and develop organizational skills to keep projects on track.

There are many career opportunities for mechanical design technicians in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection, and maintenance.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Mechanical Design Technology

This program will cost about $9,600* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Mechanical Design Technology 2014-2015 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates10
Graduates Responding7
Employed in Related Occupation5
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment0
Continuing Education2
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

Part TimeFull Time
Responding04
Average Hours Per Week44
Median Hourly Wage$17.75
Hourly Wage Range$13.68 - $20.67
Median Annual Salary$37,620.00

Respondents in Related Occupations

  • CAD Technician; L.B. White, Onalaska, WI
  • Designer; S&S Cycle, La Crosse, WI
  • Mechanical Designer; Weather-Rite LLC, Minneapolis, MN
  • Structural Detailer; LTC, West Salem, WI

Career Opportunities

Mechanical Designer
CAD Designer
Engineering Technician
Mechanical /Product Designer
Drafter
Design Engineer

Program Outcomes

  • Use effective communication skills
  • Apply mathematical concepts
  • Transfer social and natural science theories into practical applications
  • Demonstrate ability to think critically
  • Demonstrate ability to value self and work ethically with others in a diverse population
  • Use technology effectively
  • Make decisions that incorporate the importance of sustainability
  • Prepare detail and assembly drawings for documentation of mechanical components and products.
  • Create CAD geometry, parts and assemblies.
  • Design mechanical components and products.
  • Analyze mechanic engineering problems.
  • Select purchase parts.
  • Produce and revise supporting engineering documentation.
  • Evaluate manufacturing processes and materials for product development.
  • Demonstrate awareness of product liability and industry standards.
  • Demonstrate the organizational skills required to meet design and production deadlines.
  • Demonstrate ability to interpret and communicate technical concepts, designs and documentation.

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

Application
$30 Application Fee

Program Specific Requirements

Writing/English: 

ACT: 19
COMPASS: 75
ACCUPLACER: 80

Reading: 

ACT: 18
COMPASS: 80
ACCUPLACER: 70

Math/Pre-Algebra: 

ACT: 19
ACCUPLACER: 81

Transfer Agreements

University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

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