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.

Number Title Crs
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
606-176 CAD 2-D, AutoCAD 3
617-114 CAD 3-D, SolidWorks 3
623-162 Manufacturing Processes 3
804-195 College Algebra With Applications 3
890-101 College 101 2
Total 15
Semester 2
606-116 Machine Elements 3
606-132 Materials of Industry 3
617-115 Jig and Fixture Design 3
801-136 English Composition 1 3
804-196 Trigonometry with Applications 3
809-1xx Behavioral Science Course 3
Total 18
Semester 3
606-107 Component Design 4
606-112 Integrated Manufacturing Planning-Mechanical Design 2
606-128 Design Statics 3
623-196 Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing 3
801-1xx Communication Course 3
Total 15
Semester 4
606-111 Integrated Manufacturing Production-Mechanical Design 2
606-125 Product Design 4
606-130 Strength of Materials 3
617-149 Tool Design 4
809-1xx Social Science Course 3
Total 16
Required Elective Credits 3
Total Credits 67