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Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Engineering CAD Technology — Associate in Applied Science Degree (60 credits)
Digital Fabrication Technology — Certificate (16 credits)

About the Program

In the Engineering CAD Technology Associate in Applied Science degree program you will use Computer Aided Drafting and Design (CAD) systems to create engineering drawings. Emphasis is placed on mechanical drafting standards, components and design for manufacturing. Graduates of the program find employment as mechanical drafters, engineering assistants, technicians, and technical sales people.

The Digital Fabrication Technology certificate is designed for individuals interested in learning more about automation and manufacturing technologies and systems. If you are enrolled in ECAD, Engineering, Math and Science programs/disciplines you may also benefit from this technical set of courses designed to prepare graduates for entry level employment or continuing education in technical/engineering fields. Additionally, this certificate serves as the entrance into the ECAD program. Graduates may gain employment in firms’ R&D, model shops or prototype departments.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements provide students with educational plans that help them transfer into four-year colleges and universities.

Potential Job Titles

Mechanical Drafters
Architectural and Civil Drafters

Salary Data

  • Mechanical Drafters
    Average Wage: $26.75/hour
    Top Earners: $36.35/hour
  • Architectural and Civil Drafters
    Average Wage: $26.07/hour
    Top Earners: $35.38/hour

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Learning Outcomes

Engineering CAD Technology - AAS 64 Credits

  • Demonstrate proficiency using engineering drafting software.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  • Demonstrate proficiency using tools, instruments, and testing devices.
  • Demonstrate ability to apply knowledge of math, engineering, and science.
  • Collaborate in teams and utilize methods of scientific inquiry.

Program Prerequisites

Assessment score placement in RDNG 1000, or completion of RDNG 0090 with a grade of C or higher; minimum assessment score placement in MATH 0070, or completion of MATH 0030 with a grade of C or higher.

Gainful Employment Program Information

Contact Information

Admissions Office 651.773.1700 Room 2350 West
Advising & Counseling Center 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information

Jeff Jahnke 651.773.1730 Room 1295 East