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Mechanical CAD Drafter

Program Details

About this Program

The Anoka Technical College Mechanical CAD Drafter diploma is a 58 credit program that consists of technical courses designed to develop skills in mechanical drafting, design, and related fields.

All manufactured goods are created following a design process and this process needs to be documented. This documentation includes three-dimensional computer models, detailed two-dimensional drawings, bill of materials, engineering and manufacturing changes, physical prototypes, and more. The ability to follow strict industry standards while utilizing creativity to solve and document complex problems is the job of a mechanical designer.

In addition to drafting and detailing skills, the students receive training in related areas such as industrial materials, manufacturing methods, machining, and professional communication.

Students also receive hands-on training in Anoka Technical College�s computer aided drafting lab. (AutoCAD, Inventor, ProE/Creo, and Solidworks)

The primary goal of the Mechanical Drafting and Design program is to provide all graduates with the solid technical foundation necessary to ensure their success in a wide variety of employment opportunities. To accomplish this goal, program learning outcomes and program objectives are defined and assessed for continuous improvement.

Program Objectives. Graduates two to three years into their careers should have the foundation to:

1. Identify, create and evaluate solutions to complex engineering-related problems in a timely and professional manner utilizing the skills developed in the areas of design, manufacturing and mechanics.

2. Solve technical problems while considering the local, national, and global requirements and impact of the solution.

3. Successfully function as a team member and leader.

Classroom Location(s)

  • Anoka Technical College 55303
Anoka Technical College
Anoka Technical College
1355 W. Highway 10 Anoka, MN 55303
Toll-Free: (866) 433-5590
Local: (763) 576-4850
Email: enrollmentservices@anokatech.edu

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