Program Spotlight: Metropolitan Community College’s Mechanical Design Technology Program

Our website has always had a list of our partners in education, otherwise known as educational institutions that provide curriculum to support a career in manufacturing. These institutions include community colleges, universities, and middle and high school career technical education programs. In other words, for a student interested in learning manufacturing skills, there’s no shortage of options to choose from in Nebraska!

Program-Spotlight-Mechanical-Design-Technology-at-Metropolitan-Community-CollegeToday, we’d like to once again spotlight the fantastic Mechanical Design Technology program at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha. For STEM-minded students, MCC’s areas of expertise also include welding technology, industrial & commercial trades, electronics technology, construction technology, and more. However, mechanical design technology is a field with extraordinary potential for students interested in manufacturing, and a wide variety of career possibilities for postgraduates.

How do you know if mechanical design technology is for you? Well, if you have good communication skills, computer skills, mathematical and conceptual skills, as well as the ability to be a team player, any of the careers made possible by a mechanical design technology degree could be a great fit for you.

The goal of the program is to provide students with the skills necessary to be a drafting technician in the manufacturing field. The really wonderful part about MCC is that they’re committed to a well-balanced curriculum–something useful to cite during a job interview!

From work in classical drafting techniques, computer design with up-to-date technology, and work with many manufactured materials, the professors in the department are committed to ensuring that students are as familiar with real-world experience as possible. This helps students who complete the program to become drafters, CAD operators, or technicians in the structural, electronic, or automotive industries among others.

The associate degree in applied science is the highest level awarded in the area of study, but other options include a certificate of achievement or certificate in computer aided manufacturing design or computer aided drafting. If classes such as Tool Design Processes, Inventor Fundamentals, Machine Design Principles, and Manufacturing Process Design sound up your alley, you would enjoy completing this program.

MCC has multiple urban as well as suburban campuses, varying from the Fort Omaha Campus to the Elkhorn Valley Campus. To utilize the best facilities possible, MCC also utilizes a variety of offsite campuses around the metro area.

To learn more, email faculty members John Longbrake or Dave Lueders. Questions about the program? Feel free to let us know on Twitter!