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Mechanical Drafting and Design

at Minnesota State Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 60
  • Delivery: Face-to-face
  • WIA Certified

About this Program

Design Technicians use a graphic language to communicate ideas or products that must be processed, manufactured, or constructed. Students draw layouts of assembly processes, make freehand sketches and rough layouts of machine equipment and parts. They may study costs as they relate to the usefulness of designs and translate the ideas of the engineer into the working plans used in making or installing a product. They convey the engineer's ideas and design to the craftsworker who will make the products. Technicians work under the immediate supervision of a Mechanical Engineer. They perform operational tasks of a technical nature following well-defined standards using a CAD system and electronic mail.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State Community and Technical College, Moorhead 56560

Labor Market Information

  • Mechanical Drafters

  • Median wage: $26.94/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Shrinking
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Minnesota State Community and Technical College
Minnesota State Community and Technical College
1414 College Way Fergus Falls, MN 56537 Toll-Free: (877) 450-3322 Local: (877) 450-3322 TTY: (800) 627-3529