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Mechanical CAD Drafting
Program Code: 31-606-3

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Embedded Technical Diploma: Approx. 36 weeks, 31 credits
Appleton Campus
Financial Aid Eligible

Program Description

This one-year technical diploma is designed to prepare graduates to work in the field of computer automated mechanical drafting. Upon completion of this technical diploma, graduates will work closely with a mechanical designer and/or engineer doing work as a mechanical drafter by making mechanical drawings of products and machine components. With experience and/or further education – by completing FVTC’s Mechanical Design Technology Associate in Applied Science degree, graduates may progress to more technical design duties. Graduates would investigate other areas of the design process such as strength requirements, material choice, product improvement, and cost savings. Students will use their creativity to solve problems and create new products.

The technical diploma is designed to provide the broad technical competence needed to be an entry-level employee in an engineering department. Students will develop skill and ability in preparing and interpreting drawings to the specifications of the designer and/or engineering team.

Program/Plan Admission Requirements

Note:The Occupational Specific courses require an Accuplacer Arithmetic Score of 65 or higher and an Accuplacer Reading Score of 54 or higher or completion of equivalent Program Prep courses.

Program Outcomes
  • Prepare detail and assembly drawings for documentation of mechanical components and products.
  • Create CAD geometry, parts and assemblies.

Program Offered at This Location

Appleton Campus

Contact Us

For additional information, e-mail Craig Black at or call (920) 735-4768.

Students must follow the program curriculum in place at the time of enrollment into the program.
If you have questions, contact your advisor.

2014-15 Educational Program