Drafting and 3D Technologies

Prepare for a career in a variety of engineering-related fields in M State's Drafting and 3D Technologies degree and diploma programs.
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Technicians trained in the Drafting and 3D Technologies degree program at M State are in demand in a wide range of jobs related to manufacturing and engineering throughout the region. Students use multiple two- and three-dimensional software platforms to generate drawings of parts, assemblies and layouts and other manufacturing and construction-related documentation needed by employers. The curriculum uses 3D printing, 3D scanning and rapid prototyping for transforming student designs from computer models to three-dimensional solids.

Program options, both taught on the Moorhead campus, are a 66-credit AAS degree and a 60-credit diploma.

Here's what you'll learn

  • Use of multiple software platforms to produceengineering drawings and documentation that conform to industry standards
  • Use of designs, processes and materials used in various engineering and manufacturing disciplines
  • Application of discipline-specific principles for creating functionally accurate and working designs
  • Use of mathematical equations related to drafting and design

Articulation agreements

M State's Drafting and 3D Technologies program has an articulation agreement with Minnesota State University Moorhead. Graduates from M State's program can transfer into MSUM's bachelor's degree programs in Operations Management and Construction Management.

 

Testimonials

Christopher Tuinstra
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Christopher Tuinstra

Drafting and 3D Technologies

I chose M State because they have a program that fits me perfectly, and it’s within driving distance of my home. I was working in manufacturing, and I didn’t want to change fields when I’ve been in the industry for 15-plus years.

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