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.
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 in a professional manner graphically, orally and with written communication skills.
Function effectively as a 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.
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Chicago, IL 60604-1411
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