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Mechanical Drafting, Design and Engineering Technology

at Alexandria Technical and Community College

Program Details

  • Award: Associate in Applied Science
  • Credits: 72
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

This program is designed for persons who desire both theoretical and practical experience in the mechanical design fields. Major areas of instruction during the first year include mechanical drafting, technical and college mathematics, industrial materials and processes, metallurgy, physics, machine shop practices, and machinery and equipment layout. In the second year, emphasis is on more in-depth instruction in mechanical design areas. These areas include mechanical design, statics, strength of materials, mechanics, jig and fixture design, geometric tolerancing, and automation. CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) is emphasized both years. A laptop computer, leased from the college, is required.

Program Locations

  • Alexandria Technical and Community College 56308

Labor Market Information

  • Mechanical Drafters

  • Median wage: $26.94/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Alexandria Technical and Community College
Alexandria Technical and Community College
1601 Jefferson Street Alexandria, MN 56308 Toll-Free: (888) 234-1222 Local: (320) 762-0221 Email: