Engineering Technology – Digital Design & Modeling Specialization

Associate in Science

This program prepares you for a career as a Digital Design and Modeling technician. Instruction in basic mechanic fundamentals, you will learn various CAD software such as AutoCAD, Inventor and Solid works, in the creation 3D Parametric and solid models for design and analysis. You will also learn rapid prototyping using various 3D printers. Candidates should be interested in working in an office environments with computers. You should enjoy challenges of creating complex 3-D models and designs and associated documentation. The core of the program has been aligned with the Manufacturing Skills Standards Council’s (MSSC) Certified Production Technician (CPT) certificate.  Students completing the program are eligible to take the MSSC’s Certified Production Technician exam.

Program Details

  • 60 Credits
  • 2-Year program

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Career Outlook*

Employment of industrial engineering technicians is expected to grow at the same rate as mechanical engineering technicians, with a median pay being $48,201 per year, or $23.18 per hour. The growing emphasis on cost control through increasing efficiency will keep up demand for industrial engineering technicians. Employment of electrical and electronics engineering technicians will experience less growth through 2018, with a median pay being $49,550 per year, or $23.82 per hour. There are numerous career opportunities for those who can master new software and technology, as well as traditional manual skills. The median pay is $50,110 per year, or $24.09 per hour.

Job titles include: Engineering Technologist, Production Technician, Computer Aided Design (CAD) operator, Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Operators, Electrical Engineering Technology Technician, Mechanical Engineering Technology Technician, and Aerospace Technology Technician. Job titles and average hourly salary rates include: Electrical & Electronic Engineering Technician $18.42, Electrical & Electronic, Drafter $16.17 and Mechanical Engineering Technician $18.35.

Average or Median Salary

$48,201 – $50,110

*All career data on this page, such as occupation description, career outlook and salary information reflects the national average and was sourced from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.