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Design Technology

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)
Length: 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?
$14–$18/hour

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.
• Likes to build
• Able to figure outhow thing work
• Problem solver
• Good visualization skills
• Accepts math challenges

FIRST YEAR
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Fall Semester


19-20
     
Course #               Title
Credits
CAD167-E Introduction to Autodesk Inventor
5
MFG150-C Applied Math for Manufacturing
OR
2
EGR400-A
Intro to Engineering PLTW
3
MFG122-E
Print Reading
2
MFG185-E
OSHA/Shop Safety
2
MFG191-E
Manufacturing Processes
5
MFG194-E
Inspection Processes
2


Spring Semester


19

CAD231-C Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing
4
CAD246-C Parametric CAD I
3
CAD248-C Parametric CAD II  
3
MFG325-E
CAM I   
3
MFG263-E      
CNC Mill Programming & Setup 3
MFG264-E CNC Lathe Programming & Setup 3


Summer Term

 

9

Elective Communications*
3
Elective
Math*
3
ATR102-C
Introduction to Robotics
3


SECOND YEAR
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Fall Semester 


16

Course #               Title
Credits
EGR450-E Computer Integrated Manufacturing CIM
OR
3
MFG146-C Automated Manufacturing Systems
3
MFG429-C
Tooling Design & Build
4
CAD101-E
Introduction to CAD
3
Elective Humanities **
3
Elective General Education**
3


Spring Semester 


16

EGR470-E
Engineering Design & Development
OR
3
MFG220-C Design Technology Final Design Project
3
MFG455-E
Industrial Plastic & Injection Molding
4
MFG548-E
Fluid Power
3
WEL265-C Introduction to Welding & Fabrication
3
Elective
Communications **
3

**You may select any math or communications course with A, C, or E suffix.
**You must take course with an A suffix.





Ryan Steffen
Instructor at NCC since: 2001
Email me at RSteffen@nwicc.edu



Brian Busch

Instructor at NCC since: 2008
Email me at BBusch@nwicc.edu

 

Text 712-301-2573 or 712-301-1401
Call 800-352-4907
Email studentservices@nwicc.edu
 
For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please visit our website at nwicc.edu/compliance