Mechanical Engineering Technology

The Basic Drafting Technology certificate prepares the student to produce drawings and components in the mechanical field.

Course work includes mechanical drafting, CAD, machine processes, and manufacturing materials. Concepts such as machine shop processes and basic materials selection as they relate to the design process are also included. Graduates should qualify for employment in mechanical areas such as manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

All courses in this certificate program may be applied toward the completion of the Mechanical Drafting and Design diploma and Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology/Drafting and Design.


The CAD Operator certificate program prepares technicians to produce CAD drawings of mechanical parts, working drawings, CAM operations, and parametric design.

Course work includes mechanical drafting, CAD, CAD/CAM, and parametric design. Proper drawing documentation is stressed.

Graduates should qualify for employment in area where CAD is used in manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries requiring CAD skills.

All courses in this certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology/Drafting and Design.


The Machinist certificate is designed to develop basic skills in the safe use of hand tools, machine tools, and precision measuring instruments.

Students will gain basic knowledge in blueprint reading, technical drafting, engine lathe and milling machine operations, precision grinding, and precision measuring.

Student should gain necessary skills to obtain entry-level jobs in manufacturing industries and specialty machine shops.

All courses in this certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Machinists diploma and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.


The Machinist Advanced certificate is designed to develop basic skills in the safe use of machine tools both conventional and computer numerical control. This certificate incorporates skills learned in a design project selected by the student and approved by the instructor.

Students should gain necessary skills to obtain entry-level employment in manufacturing and machining industries.

All courses in this certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Machinists diploma and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

NOTE: The Machinist certificate must be completed before enrolling in the Machinist Advanced certificate.


The Industrial Technology certificate is designed to develop basic skills in the safe use of hand tools, machine tools, and precision measuring instruments.

Students will gain basic knowledge in blueprint reading, technical drafting, engine lathe and milling machine operations, materials selection, and computer aided drafting.

Students should gain necessary skills to obtain entry-level jobs in manufacturing industries.

All courses in this certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Machinist diploma and the Associate of Applied Science degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

This certificate may be completed in one semester.

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