Mechanical Design Technology

Program Description

Mechanical Design Technology graduates pursue careers in industry in the areas of industrial machinery, consumer products, construction, automotive, power transmission, automation, and other mechanical machinery related fields. Related areas of employment include sales, manufacturing and testing mechanical products. Graduates create designs as well as analyze and specify the components and systems of machinery and products.

Program Goals

Provide local and regional industry with skilled workers in the field of Mechanical Design.

Program Emphasis

The curriculum is based on integrated technical and core competencies (machine technology, engineering design, engineering sciences), and it emphasizes a project-based learning format. Students work in teams to learn concepts, solve problems and make discoveries in a workplace-related environment. Students use traditional, internet and industry supplied data as sources of information.

Careers

Mechanical Designer, CAD Designer, Machinery Field Technician, Tool and Die Designer