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
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.
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.