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. Mechanical engineering 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. This program provides 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.
The Mechanical Design Technology associate degree program focuses on industrial machinery and consumer products. Courses will focus on drafting and technical drawing as it is the means by which mechanical engineers design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts. Students will take courses including Elements of Machine Design, Motor Controls, Strength of Materials, Engineering Graphics with CAD and Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing.