Mechanical Design Technology

STEM & Advanced Manufacturing
The STEM & Advanced Manufacturing field encompasses computer science and information technology, engineering technologies, life sciences and more. These programs prepare students for the modern day high-tech environment, and offer a combination of design, production, technology, mathematics and problem-solving skills.

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Mechanical Design Technology responds to industry needs for trained individuals who can follow the design process from inspiration to the final production design of manufactured products. The Mechanical Design Technology program prepares specialists who are capable of integrating all the steps of the design process.

The mechanical designer requires knowledge in many areas including Computer Aided Drafting and Design, Machine Shop, Robotics and Machine Components.

Foundation courses will provide knowledge of physics, mathematics, machine shop practices, machine theory and robot automation programming. Subsequent courses build upon this basic knowledge to develop applications related to modern machine design.

To prepare students for the rapid pace of technological changes in the workplace, the Mechanical Design Technology program seeks to develop long-term sustainable design and problem-solving capabilities.

While manufacturing has had its struggles in recent years, demand is expected to be strong for mechanical designers as companies emphasize high-quality and safe products that are easy to use. High technology products in medicine, transportation, and other fields, and growing global competition among businesses are expected to keep designers busy.

CAD111 CADD 1 3 4 5
MTTN101 Manufacturing Processes 3 0 3
ENGL101 College Composition 4 0 4
MATH110 Algebra and Trigonometry 4 0 4
CAD112N CADD II 3 4 5
MTTN118N Machining Technology 2 3 3
MDTN110N Automation Programming 3 1 3
PHYS130N Physics I - OR -  3 3 4
PHYS101N Physical Science 3 2 4
CAD215N CADD III (Pro E) 3 6 5
ELET131N Circuit Analysis I 3 3 4
ELMT203N Applied Mechanics I 3 1 3
General Education Core:  English/Communications 3 0 3
MDTN285N Design Capstone Project 3 2 4
ELMT204N Fluid Power Design 2 1 2
ELMT210N Applied Mechanics II 2 1 2
MTTN201N Lean and Green Manufacturing Methods 3 0 3
General Education Core:  Behavioral Social Science 3 0 3
ARTS140N Welding and Metal Craft -OR- 1 4 3
General Education Core:  Humanities/Fine Arts OR Global Awareness 3 0 3
Total 63 Credits

 Technical Standards

  • Have a High School degree or equivalent
  • Have a command of the English language
  • Have  reading comprehension skills sufficient to read and comprehend service literature
  • Have communication skills sufficient to prepare required reports
  • Be able to understand and follow both written and oral instructions
  • Be able to complete requirements for college level classes
  • Have sufficient vision to distinguish color and information from a computer screen (adaptive equipment acceptable)
  • Have sufficient hearing to distinguish various sound and noises (adaptive equipment acceptable)
  • Have the ability to stand for extended periods of time and physical strength to lift parts and equipment required for the program
  • Have sufficient fine motor dexterity to perform manual skills related to Mechanical Design Technology
  • Be able to work in a variety of environments including engineering, and electronic machine tool labs

Program Outcomes

Upon the completion of the degree in Mechanical Design Technology, graduates will be able to:

  1. Evaluate, categorize and interpret technical information effectively.
  2. Generate engineering drawings that conform to current industry standards.
  3. Create three dimensional CAD models and assemblies that meet specific design criteria.
  4. Use three dimensional CAD models for strength and motion analysis, animation, machining and rapid prototyping processes. 
  5. Evaluate and specify economical and environmentally friendly manufacturing processes and materials for product development.
  6. Produce complete and comprehensive drawing packages as well as understand Engineering Change Order procedures.
  7. Develop, design and manufacture a socially responsible industrial product.
  8. Demonstrate critical and creative thinking skills to meet design and production deadlines.
  9. Perform basic automation programming, fluid power, machining, and electronics related tasks in a production or test environment.

In addition, the graduate will be able to demonstrate competency in the general education outcomes.