This program prepares the student to create mechanical drawings that meet industry standards. These drawings are used to create components and products. Drawings, whether plotted on paper or in an electronic format, are the universal graphic language in the manufacturing industry. Students will create designs and drawings for products and machines using state of the art computer hardware and the latest available 2d drawing/design, 3d modeling and computer aided manufacturing software. Students will create designs for simple components, complex machines and consumer products. Many things need to be considered when creating or changing existing products, such as economic, manufacturability, and aesthetics. These are a few of the challenges todays mechanical designer faces.
The Mechanical Design Program consists of a concentration of hands on technology and related math and general education courses. The Mechanical Design Technology program will also have students learning hands-on basics in related fields such as electricity, machine shop, and welding. Courses are designed to produce a well-rounded graduate with a "hands-on" perspective of the manufacturing industry.