Engineering CAD Technology

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses.
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time.

Associate of Applied Science Degree

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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; students will:

  • Create innovative engineering drawings using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technology
  • Design and draft components and efficient systems to manufacture products
  • Work independently and in teams in research and development (R&D), prototype creation, and model shops

Graduates of the program find employment as mechanical drafters, engineering assistants, technicians, and technical salespeople.

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.

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Cost & Financial Aid

As a two-year public community and technical college, Century College receives funding from the State of Minnesota, keeping tuition rates significantly lower than private colleges and universities. With affordable tuition rates and financial aid and scholarship opportunities, our students avoid student loan debt.

Financial Aid

Century College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, and our programs qualify for financial aid including grants, loans, and college work-study. Eligibility for financial aid is determined annually based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Century College’s Federal School Code is 010546.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, the Century College Foundation awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to Century College students involved in several areas of study. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Tuition Cost per Credit Comparison: Century College $206.41, University of MN - TC $555.13, Private Colleges & Universities $1,416.

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Potential Job Titles

Instructor working with a student.
  • Mechanical Drafters
  • Architectural and Civil Drafters