Award: Associate of Applied Science Degree
(Diploma option is available after two semesters and one summer term)
(Option to earn Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Technology through Dordt College)
Four semesters & One Summer Term
Fall semester entry
This unique program bridges the gap between production and engineering by creating a well-defined graduate who has knowledge of machining and computer aided drafting. The Design Technology program offers extensive “hands-on” and “hands-off” machining applications in both manual and computer-aided manufacturing.
You will learn to prepare detailed working drawings for the manufacturing industry. These drawings will be created in both two-dimensional and parametric modeling software, abiding by industry recognized standards. This two-year program will provide many interactive scenarios between machining and drafting. The program prides itself in operating state-of-the-art equipment and software currently being used by area manufacturers. This program benefits the student by increasing the skills needed in the machining and drafting worlds, allowing for a diversified graduate.
Graduating from the Design Technology program prepares you to work as a drafting technician, machinist, CNC programmer, shop supervisor, or to start your own business venture. This degree will allow the graduate numerous employment opportunities throughout the United States.
Where will I get a job?
There is demand for employees with these skills here in northwest Iowa and throughout the U.S. You could work in a small or large company as a drafting technician, machinist, CNC programmer, shop supervisor; or you start your own business.
How much $ will I make?
What kind of classes will I take?
You will start off in machining, with lots of hands-on projects. Then you will learn how to make a blueprint. You’ll take two classes of computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) programs as well as electives.
What’s unique about this program?
This is a comprehensive program, offering you a full drafting and a full machining course. NCC’s machine shop is high tech, so you’ll learn on equipment that’s up-to-date with that found out in industry.