Applied Mechanical CAD Technician

Technical Diploma

This Applied Mechanical CAD Technician Technical Diploma is designed for individuals seeking entry-level employment as a Mechanical Computer-Drafting Technician. This technical diploma will provide the necessary entry-level competencies for producing production-type drawings and documents required for engineering and manufacturing application in mechanical industries. Competencies learned include creating mechanical drawings using CAD software, using computer skills to prepare engineering documents and applying 3D computer-generated graphical solutions to illustrate or enhance product designs. As an Embedded Technical Diploma, this program ladders fully into the Mechanical Design Engineering Technology Associate Degree program.

program at a Glance

Applied Mechanical CAD Technician 18-19 Credit Technical Diploma

Formats Offered

On-Campus Availability

  • Wausau Fully Available
  • Antigo Fully Available
  • Medford Fully Available
  • Phillips Fully Available
  • Spencer Partially Available
  • Wittenberg Partially Available

Approximate Cost

$2,911 (Tuition: $2203, Books: $708)

Average Starting Salary

$25,625 Annually, based on the 2014 NTC Graduate Employment Report.

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program Outcomes

  • Create engineering documentation
  • Use computer application software

Course List

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Course List

Transfer Opportunities

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