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Purpose: The Engineering Design Technology curriculum is designed to prepare persons for full-time employment as qualified Engineering Design Technicians and CAD Technicians to work with engineers, as well as industries and businesses. Graduates will be capable of complex reverse engineering techniques, advanced parametric solid modeling, additive manufacturing 3D printing, producing engineering design drawings, and advanced conceptual 3D modeling.
Occupational Objectives: Engineering Design Technician • Engineer Design Specialist • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing Technician • BIM Designer • CAD Technician • CAD Supervisor • Electrical CAD Technician • Electronic CAD Technician • Fixture Design CAD Technician • Machine Design CAD Technician • 3D Solid Modeling
Admission Requirements: Entry into most curriculum courses in Engineering Design Technology require that students be eligible for MTH 131 .
Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing A.A.S. degree requirements should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.
Program Requirements: Approximately two-thirds of the curriculum will include courses in Engineering Design Technology, reverse engineering & additive manufacturing (3D printing) with the remaining courses in related areas, general education, and electives. Instruction will include both the theoretical concepts and practical applications with a focus on “real world” project completion that is needed for future success. Students are advised to consult with their Engineering Design Technology program head, advisor or an academic advisor to plan their program and select electives. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Engineering Design Technology, a Career Studies Certificate in Engineering Design Technology and up to eight additional credentials and certifications.
Advanced Placement: Transcripts may be reviewed from previous Engineering Design, Mechanical Engineering, CAD, or related curriculums to determine the amount of credit that can be awarded for previous educational experiences.
Although Engineering Design Technology prepares students for employment upon graduation, some colleges and universities will accept associate degree graduates in engineering technology and other related programs. Students who plan to transfer to a four-year college after completing the A.A.S. degree requirements in Engineering Design Technology should inform their academic advisors at the beginning of their studies to determine the appropriate courses to meet transfer requirements.