Design and Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 60 credits

About this program
The Design and Engineering Technology program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of engineering-related disciplines. Students are trained across multiple two- and three-dimensional software platforms to generate drawings of parts, assemblies and layouts, as well as other manufacturing and construction-related documentation specifically required by employers. The curriculum incorporates 3D printing, 3D scanning and rapid prototyping as tools for taking student designs from computer models to three-dimensional solids. Graduates of the program enter the workforce as mechanical drafters, designers and engineering technicians. This degree also allows students to continue their education in a baccalaureate program at participating four-year institutions.
Program outcomes
  1. Produce and interpret engineering drawings and models using multiple software packages and various design methodologies, including two-dimensional layouts, three-dimensional layouts and designs, and three-dimensional printed solid models.
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials utilized in modern manufacturing.
  3. Effectively communicate graphically, orally and with written communication skills in a professional manner.
  4. Function effectively as part of a design team to complete projects while following and maintaining industry standards.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of computer numerical control concepts related to industrial machining, 3D printing and CAD/CAM operations.
  6. Perform the math required to communicate and document design concepts.
  7. Apply critical thinking concepts to identify and solve design concerns for industry-specific projects.
Minnesota State Community and Technical College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The Higher Learning Commission 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500 Chicago, IL 60604-1411 Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440