Catalog 2022-2023 
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Catalog 2022-2023 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Mechanical Design Technology, AAS-T

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106-107 CREDITS

Program Admission Dates: Fall

The Mechanical Design Technology AAS-T degree prepares students for careers with mechanical engineering firms (e.g., aeronautics, aerospace, medical, industrial manufacturing, etc.). Technicians are needed to translate the rough sketches, layouts, 3D design models, CAD designs, and written specifications of the engineer or designer into drawings and CAD databases showing the complete details and specifications for the finished product.

Graduates are trained in engineering graphics with a design emphasis to work for companies which manufacture machinery, electrical equipment, computers and fabricated products.

Mechanical Design Technology AAS-T degree graduates will:

  • be prepared for a range of entry level positions in the mechanical engineering field with the ability to be independent and self-directed
  • identify the elements and principles of mechanical design
  • complete comprehensive design projects
  • demonstrate industry ready skills and basic drafting fundamentals, concepts and techniques
  • exhibit analytical thought, informed judgment, and ethical behavior
  • produce a professional resume, cover letter, and industry ready portfolio
  • demonstrate critical thinking, teamwork, communication, intercultural appreciation, and information literacy skills
  • meet Social Science, Humanities, Written Communication, and Quantitative Reasoning distribution area outcomes

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student’s responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor. Any developmental coursework a student may be required to complete may increase the program length.

Program Requirements

Required Course Sequence

Technical Elective - 4-5 Credits

The technical elective course can be taken any quarter as long as prerequisites for the chosen course are met. ART 102 Design I  recommended. A different course may be taken with department chair approval. 

Diversity and Social Justice Requirement

Within the degree requirements, students must complete a 3-5 credit course that meets the college’s Diversity and Social Justice (DSJ) requirement. DSJ courses are designated in the college schedule and are designed to meet other general education or technical requirements simultaneous to meeting the DSJ requirement (e.g., ENGL& 101D meets both the ENGL& 101 requirement and the DSJ requirement).

Visit the DSJ requirement webpage to view the current list of general education and technical courses that meet the requirement.

Total Program Credits: 106-107

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