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Mechanical Design

Learn how to assist in designing the products of tomorrow and the machines that make them in Mechanical Design Technology program at Gateway Technical College. Gateway offers two associate degree programs in Mechanical Design Technology and Mechanical Design Technology – Mechatronics. Both mechanical engineering technicians and mechatronics technicians help mechanical engineers design, develop, test and manufacture special machinery, consumer products and other equipment. They develop sketches and rough layouts, record and analyze data, and make calculations and estimates. Both associate degree programs provide comprehensive training in drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), basic fabrication methods, engineering geometry, linear velocity, kinematics of machinery and manufacturing processes. Extensive experience is also gained with dimensioning practices, drafting standards, auxiliary and exploded views, assembly drawings, and fabrication drawings detail.