Design Technology General Info
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.
- 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
- Likes to build
- Able to figure outhow thing work
- Problem solver
- Good visualization skills
- Accepts math challenges
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Requirements for this program
|CAD167-E||Introduction to Parametric Modeling||5|
|MFG150-C||Applied Math for Manufacturing||2|
|EGR400-E||Intro to Engineering PLTW||3|
|MFG122-E||Machine Trade Printreading I||3|
|CAD231-C||Geometric Dimension & Tolerancing||4|
|CAD246-C||Parametric CAD I||3|
|CAD248-C||Parametric CAD II||3|
|MFG263-E||CNC Mill Programming & Setup||3|
|MFG264-E||CNC Lathe Programming & Setup||3|
|ATR102-C||Introduction to Robotics||3|
|EGR450-E||Computer Integrated Manufacturing CIM||3|
|MFG146-C||Automated Manufacturing Systems||3|
|MFG429-C||Tooling Design & Build||4|
|CAD101-E||Introduction to CAD||3|
|EGR470-E||Engineering Design & Development||3|
|MFG220-C||Design Technology Final Design Project||3|
|MFG455-E||Industrial Plastic & Injection Molding||4|
|WEL265-C||Introduction to Welding & Fabrication||3|
**You may select any math or communications course with A, C, or E suffix.
**You must take course with an A suffix.
Frequently Asked Questions
Student Story Christian Krejci
“I started getting interested in it from my industrial arts classes in high school. I like the combination of working with my hands and being creative. We get to make something from nothing!”
Design Technology student
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