Graduates from this program are prepared to enter the industry as product designers, drafters, CAD/CAM technicians, quality inspectors and tool designers. The course of study includes: print reading; machine tool applications; measurement and materials; job planning and layout; CAD/CAM software; solid modeling; finite element analysis; transmission of power; and 3D prototyping.
Students spend a significant amount of time in the machine shop and metrology lab gaining hands-on manufacturing skills to help them understand the realities of 21st century manufacturing. Students obtain Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA) certification as part of their course of study. Arts & Sciences curriculum supports the technical coursework by enhancing the students’ communication, mathematics and critical thinking skills.
Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.
Design Drafter; Engineering Designer; Drafter; Engineering Technician; Mechanical Designer
Data reflects placement for AY2013-14 graduates indicating employment in their field of study within 6 months following graduation. Full data calculations are available for review during College open hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. CT at Career Services or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stratasys; Activar, Inc.; EJ Ajax Metalforming Solutions; MTS Systems Corporation; Tooling Science, Inc.
SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, www.bls.gov.