This program is designed for persons who desire both theoretical and practical experience in the mechanical design fields. Major areas of instruction during the first year include mechanical drafting, technical and college mathematics, industrial materials and processes, metallurgy, physics, machine shop practices, and machinery and equipment layout. In the second year, emphasis is on more in-depth instruction in mechanical design areas. These areas include mechanical design, statics, strength of materials, mechanics, jig and fixture design, geometric tolerancing, and automation. CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) is emphasized both years. A laptop computer, leased from the college, is required.
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Students registering in Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering Technology should have a strong interest in mechanical areas. It is desirable for students to complete a course of study in basic algebra. A student who has not had sufficient math in high school should plan to participate in a math refresher course available at the college.