Engineering Drafting & Design

The Engineering Drafting & Design program provides students with the entry-level skills and theoretical knowledge to engineer and design products utilizing the latest technology in CAD/CAM software.

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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.

Degree Information:

Graduates earn an associate of Applied Science degree; the program takes two years (four semesters) to complete.

Common Job Titles: 

Design Drafter; Engineering Designer; Drafter; Engineering Technician; Mechanical Designer

Program Placement Rate: 100%

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

Recent Employers:

Stratasys; Activar, Inc.; EJ Ajax Metalforming Solutions; MTS Systems Corporation; Tooling Science, Inc.

National Median Salary: $56,110

SOURCE: Based on May 2014 State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates for the state of Minnesota published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

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