Mechanical Design Technology

Program Number: 10-606-1
School Year: 2020-2021
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Fond du Lac, most courses available at the West Bend campus.
This program is eligible for financial aid

Combine your design skills, math knowledge and mechanical aptitude and turn it into a career with the Mechanical Design Technology program at Moraine Park.

About the Program

From designing products to preparation of models and drawings for all types of machines and manufacturing industries, mechanical designers assist engineers by developing designs for mechanical equipment using Computer Aided Design (CAD). The Mechanical Design Technology program prepares students for the field with hands-on CAD work, and an in-depth look at project and product development.

What You'll Learn

Students in the Mechanical Design Technology courses learn about various materials used in design and manufacturing, and practice by developing models and finalizing designs. Coursework also includes die, mold, jig and fixture designing. Students become skilled at analyzing parts drawings and troubleshooting mechanical engineering issues. Graduates are proficient in the latest CAD software and are knowledgeable about Lean manufacturing and green sustainable technologies.

Graduates find jobs with a variety of manufacturing industries including metal fabrication companies; industrial equipment manufacturers; paper equipment manufacturers; consumer product companies; recreational equipment firms; and tool, die, metal stamping and mold making companies.

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates
Approximate Costs
Program Outcomes
Career Opportunities
Program Opportunities
Admission Process
Transfer Opportunities
Additional Information
Approximate Costs
  • $136.50 per credit (resident)
  • $204.75 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
  • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.
Program Outcomes
  • Prepare detail and assembly drawings for documentation of mechanical components and products.
  • Create CAD geometry, parts and assemblies.
  • Design mechanical components and products.
  • Analyze mechanical engineering problems.
  • Select purchased parts.
  • Design jigs and fixtures.
  • Design mold dies.
  • Design stamping dies.
  • Analyze part drawings.
Career Opportunities
  • Mechanical Designer
  • Engineering Technician
  • Design Technician
  • Tool Designer
  • Die Designer
  • Mold Designer
  • CAD Detailer
Program Opportunities
  • Layout Drafter/Designer
  • Machine Designer
  • Engineer
  • Technical Writer
  • Technical Consultant
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Designer
  • Technical Illustrator
  • Manufacturing Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

    Transfer Opportunities
    1. Transfer in prior college work or get a free transcript review. Start here.
    2. Transfer a Moraine Park degree to earn a bachelor’s – learn more.
    Additional Information

    *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

    This program is also offered in a part-time evening format. Additional certificate offerings also available.

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    Semester 1
    103-159Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    606-176CAD 2-D, AutoCAD3
    617-114CAD 3-D, SolidWorks3
    623-162Manufacturing Processes3
    804-195College Algebra With Applications3
    890-101College 1012
    Total 15
    Semester 2
    606-116Machine Elements3
    606-132Materials of Industry3
    617-115Jig and Fixture Design3
    801-136English Composition 13
    804-196Trigonometry with Applications3
    809-1xxBehavioral Science Course3
    Total 18
    Semester 3
    606-107Component Design4
    606-112Integrated Manufacturing Planning-Mechanical Design2
    606-128Design Statics3
    623-196Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing3
    801-1xxCommunication Course3
    Total 15
    Semester 4
    606-111Integrated Manufacturing Production-Mechanical Design2
    606-125Product Design4
    606-130Strength of Materials3
    617-149Tool Design4
    809-1xxSocial Science Course3
    Total 16
    Required Elective Credits3
    Total Credits67