Curriculum for: 10-606-1
 Mechanical Design Technology

A mechanical design technician is trained to be an involved
member of the engineering team engaged in the design,
planning, development and testing of mechanical components
and machines.
Training for this career requires technical skills of
drafting, and knowledge of scientific and engineering
principles as related to and applied to design.
Mechanical design technicians apply the theory and
principles of mechanical engineering to design, development,
and testing of machinery and mechanical equipment under
direction of the engineering staff and physical scientists.
Duties include review of project intructions, contracts, and
specifications to determine test values, manufacturing
procedures and component functions.
A designer uses engineering specifications and data,
information from handbooks, equipment manuals, suppliers,
catalogs, etc., which help determine whether an existing
design is practial or economical to produce. The engineer
may also be called upon to apply knowledge of basic
engineering principles to solve design problems, such as
those involving tolerances, strength, speeds motion, or the
selection of the proper standard components for a mechanical
Graduates may find positions dealing with product
development, equipment design, technical advising, tool
design, machinery design, and other technical level
positions as associates in the field of mechnical
engineering. There is good opportunity for advancement
beyond entry-level employment for graduates of the
Mechanical Design Technology program.

Total Credits in Program (available at BTC):61

835-103 - Student Success
Students should take this course prior to or during the first semester of their program. This is an institutional requirement for all students.

 Note: Semester schedules are displayed in the recommended order of completion. However, classes may be taken in any order, providing course and/or program pre-requisites and co-requisites are satisfied.

First Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 606-123Interpret Engineering Graphics2
 606-124Orthographic Projection3
 606-127Two-Dimensional CAD3
 801-195Written Communication3
 804-113College Technical Math 1A3

First Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 606-125Drafting Representations2
 606-126Fasteners & Processes3
 606-133Descriptive Geometry2
 623-160Manufacturng Mtrls & Processes3
 804-114College Technical Math 1B2
 809-198Intro to Psychology3


Second Year, First Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 606-120Strength of Materials3
 606-128Three-Dimensional CAD3
 806-112Principles of Sustainability3
 806-154General Physics 14
Second Year, Second Semester Curriculum
 Course NumberCourse TitleCredits
 606-119Introduction to SolidWorks3
 606-131Geometric Dimens & Tolerancing2
 606-132Design Applications2
 801-197Technical Reporting3
 809-196Intro to Sociology3
Or809-172Intro to Diversity Studies3

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