Drafting and 3D Technologies

Diploma - 60 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 are prepared to enter the workforce as mechanical drafters, designers and engineering technicians.
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 in a professional manner graphically, orally and with written communication skills.
  4. Function effectively as a 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
51 Required courses
9 Restricted electives in course types
60 Total

Drafting and 3D Technologies - Diploma

Required Courses:

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1000 AutoCAD Basics 3
CADD1400 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CADD1410 Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 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

9 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/out MnTC Goals
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1st Fall Term - 12 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1000 AutoCAD Basics 3
MCDD1104 Mechanical Engineering Drawing I 4
MCDD1114 Manufacturing Processes 2

3 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/out MnTC Goals

1st Spring Term - 15 credits

Subj. Number Course Credits
CADD1400 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
CADD1410 Introduction to Autodesk Inventor 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
MCDD2220 Mechanical Engineering Drawing IV 3
MCDD2252 Mechanical Drafting Applications II 4
MCDD2254 Computer Numerical Control 2

6 credits from these course types:

Course Type
General Education w/out MnTC Goals