Associate of Applied Science (AAS) - 66 credits
About this program
The Drafting and 3D Technologies program prepares students for employment in a wide variety of engineering-related disciplines. Students are trained across multiple two-dimensional 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate a knowledge of manufacturing processes and materials utilized in modern manufacturing.
- Effectively communicate graphically, orally and with written communication skills, in a professional manner.
- Function effectively as part of a design team to complete projects while following and maintaining industry standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge of computer numerical control concepts related to industrial machining, 3D printing and CAD/CAM operations.
- Perform the math required to communicate and document design concepts.
- 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 http://www.ncahigherlearningcommission.org Phone: 312.263.0456 / 800.621.7440
Drafting and 3D Technologies - AAS
1st Fall Term - 15 credits
|CADD1000 - AutoCAD Basics||3|
|COMM1120 - Introduction to Public Speaking||3|
|MCDD1104 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing I||4|
|MCDD1114 - Manufacturing Processes||2|
|SOC1111 - Introduction to Sociology||3|
1st Spring Term - 18 credits
2nd Fall Term - 18 credits
2nd Spring Term - 15 credits
|ECON2210 - Macroeconomics||3|
|ENGL1215 - Professional and Technical Writing||3|
|MCDD2220 - Mechanical Engineering Drawing IV||3|
|MCDD2252 - Mechanical Drafting Applications II||4|
|MCDD2254 - Computer Numerical Control||2|