Learn how you can help design the products of tomorrow and the machines that make them in Gateway’s Mechanical Design Technology associate degree program. This program focuses on designing consumer products and industrial machinery and will prepare you for an Industry 4.0 career
Mechanical engineering technicians work with product development engineers to develop designs, drawings, evaluate product documentation, and manage the prototype phase of product development. This program provides comprehensive training in drafting, computer-aided design (CAD), basic fabrication methods, engineering geometry, analyzing static loads, evaluating linear and angular velocity, kinematics of machinery and manufacturing processes.
Courses focus on the drafting and technical drawing skills used by mechanical engineers to design products and create instructions for manufacturing parts. Students will gain extensive experience with dimensioning practices, drafting standards, orthographic, section, auxiliary and exploded views of product designs, assembly drawings, and fabrication drawing details.