Drafting and 3D Technologies

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.
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.
Accreditation
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
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Curriculum overview

Credits Requirement type
66 Required courses
66 Total

Drafting and 3D Technologies - AAS

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1000 AutoCAD Basics 3
CADD1400 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CADD1410 Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 3
COMM1120 Introduction to Public Speaking 3
ECON2210 Macroeconomics 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGL1215 Professional and Technical Writing 3
ENGT1118 Construction and Manufacturing Math 3
MCDD1104 Mechanical Engineering Drawing I 4
MCDD1106 Mechanical Engineering Drawing II 4
MCDD1114 Manufacturing Processes 2
MCDD1124 Mechanical Drafting Applications I 3
MCDD2112 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2
MCDD2200 Advanced Modeling with SolidWorks 3
MCDD2204 Mechanical Engineering Drawing III 4
MCDD2210 Advanced Modeling with Inventor 3
MCDD2220 Mechanical Engineering Drawing IV 3
MCDD2230 3D Printing and Prototyping 2
MCDD2246 Tool Design 3
MCDD2252 Mechanical Drafting Applications II 4
MCDD2254 Computer Numerical Control 2
SOC1111 Introduction to Sociology 3
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1st Fall Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course 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

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1400 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CADD1410 Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 3
ENGL1101 College Writing 3
ENGT1118 Construction and Manufacturing Math 3
MCDD1106 Mechanical Engineering Drawing II 4
MCDD2112 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 2

2nd Fall Term - 18 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
MCDD1124 Mechanical Drafting Applications I 3
MCDD2200 Advanced Modeling with SolidWorks 3
MCDD2204 Mechanical Engineering Drawing III 4
MCDD2210 Advanced Modeling with Inventor 3
MCDD2230 3D Printing and Prototyping 2
MCDD2246 Tool Design 3

2nd Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course 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