Mechanical Design Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

The Mechanical Design Engineering Technology Associate Degree program prepares students to work with engineers in the design and preparation of engineering drawings for all types of machines and products. Students learn to draw and design machinery parts and products using 2D and 3D computerized drawing software. Potential occupations include: CAD Technician, Drafter, Design Drafter, Product Designer, Engineering Technician.

program at a Glance

Mechanical Design Engineering Technology 69-70 Credit Associate Degree

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Partially Available
  • Medford Partially Available
  • Phillips Partially Available
  • Spencer General Studies Only
  • Wittenberg General Studies Only

Approximate Cost

$12,955 (Tuition: $10161, Books: $2794)

Average Starting Salary

$35,529 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Prepare detail and assembly drawings for documentation of mechanical components and products
  • Create CAD geometry, parts and assemblies
  • Design mechanical components and products
  • Analyze mechanical engineering problems
  • Select purchased parts

Potential Careers

  • CAD Technician
  • Drafter
  • Design Drafter
  • Product Designer
  • Engineering Technician

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

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