Mechanical Engineering Drafting and Design Technology

A.S. Degree Major / Certificate of Achievement

Students share ideas in the computer lab.

The Mechanical Engineering Drafting and Design Technology Program prepares students with the computer and technical drafting skills necessary to form a foundation in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD) as it applies to the mechanical engineering field. Design intent and layout will be emphasized throughout the process. Completion of this program prepares students for entry level drafting employment in the mechanical engineering drafting and design field.

Program Requirements

DT 101 AutoCAD I

DT 102 AutoCAD II

DT 110 Technical Drafting I

DT 111 Conceptual Design through Production

Elective (select one of the following pair of two courses):

DT 103 and DT 104 (must be taken consecutively) OR DT 114 and DT 115 (must be taken consecutively)

DT 117 Print Reading and Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance

MACH 228 Metallurgy and Industrial Materials

IT 108 / WELD 108 Technical Mathematics

Total Units: 27.0

An image of one of the machines student get to work with.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate expertise using mechanical engineering industry standard drafting and design techniques and softwares including but not limited to AutoCAD, SolidWorks, and Creo.
  2. Apply industry standard geometric dimension and tolerancing practices to mechanical drawings for documentation and manufacturing.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of industrial materials and their properties for manufacturing mechanical parts.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of technical mathematics as it applies to drafting and design.