Engineering Design General Info
As an Engineering Design student, you will learn to prepare detailed working drawings for the manufacturing industry. The program provides extensive training on up to date software in Computer Aided Drafting and Parametric modeling software. You will also learn to take these drawings and make “life sensitive” parts that are critical in everything from tractors to medical equipment to jet engines. You will learn the latest techniques on state of the art equipment. You will learn hands off machining by use of computer numerical controlled (CNC) as well as hands on skills by use of bench tools, measurement devices, drills, lathes, milling machines and more. After completing this program, you will be able to translate design ideas, specifications, and calculations into a working drawing, a mock-up, or into a hands-on project for industry use.
NCC is an Affiliate Member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) and is involved in the SkillsUSA conferences and competitions. Our students have gained state and national recognition, by participating in the SkillsUSA competitions, on a yearly basis. Students have also improved their leadership skills through SkillsUSA.
THIS PROGRAM QUALIFIES. Iowa needs people like you to fill exciting jobs in growing industries. To help keep Iowa moving forward, you can get free tuition for programs that lead to high-demand jobs and good-paying careers. This is not a needs based scholarship. Earn a one-year or two-year degree—all with free tuition. For a full list of every NCC program that qualifies for the Future Ready Iowa Scholarship – click here.
- Certificate option available
- Two Semesters & One Summer Term
- Fall semester entry
- Strong math skills—algebra,
- Geometry and trigonometry
- Computer skills
- Previous drafting experience in High school helpful
- Good visualization skills
- This program is available on campus. General education courses are available online.
Student Story KEITH O’DELL
“I knew NCC had the best program for learning everything I need to be successful in this career. The instructors, hands-on learning and equipment we learn on is second to none.”
Engineering Design student
South Sioux City, NE
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|
|MFG121-C||Machine Trade Printreading||2|
|MFG256-C||Introduction to Lathe Operations||2|
|MFG221-E||CNC Milling Operator||2|
|ATR100-C||Introduction to Robotics||2|
*You may select any math or communications course with A or E suffix.
NOTE: Satisfactory assessment scores and/or prerequisites are required for some courses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Graduating from Engineering Design prepares you to work as a drafting technician or to continue your education at NCC and obtain the Design Technology degree.
Class is both hands on and lecture with a 70/30 split.
The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college. Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid. What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.