Mechanical Design Technology (460C)

Southern State Computer Science Banner, Mechanical Design Technology

Offered on: Central Campus (Evening)

Nature of Profession

Computer drafters prepare detailed drawings on computer aided drafting (CAD) systems. Drawings are made on a video screen and might never be placed on paper. These systems can save time from routine drafting work and permit design variations to be easily prepared.

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Transfer Agreements

Southern State has articulation/transfer agreements with many four-year institutions. Find the transfer agreements for Mechanical Design Technology below.

  • Franklin University

Student Laptop Requirements

Minimum requirements:

  • Intel or AMD Processor with SSE2 support
  • 8GB RAM or more
  • Windows 8.1 or 10 Operating System, on a 64 bit system
  • DVD Drive
  • Software varies - most versions will be downloadable for free
  • Video Card - to ensure compatibility

Earn Industry Certifications

In this program students will have the opportunity to achieve multiple industry level certifications. Our curriculum aligns with the certification content. Below is a list of the different certifications that students can obtain as they move through the program. Learn more about the certification at the Test Centers.

  • Autodesk Certified User Logo
  • Autodesk Certified Professional Logo

Mechanical Design Technology Curriculum

Full-Time Pathway

Fall Semester | First Year | Full-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 1140 Introduction to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 3
ENDS 1100 Introduction to Engineering 2
CSCI 2218 Excel 3
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
EENG 1105 DC Circuits & Devices 3
MATH 1120 Technical Mathematics 3

Spring Semester | First Year | Full-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2230 Advanced Concepts in 2D AutoCAD 3
ENDS 2233 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3
PHYS 2201 General Physics I (Algebra Based) 4
PHYS 2211 General Physics Lab I 1
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3

Fall Semester | Second Year | Full-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2201 Engineering Mechanics: Statics 3
ENDS 2205 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
ENDS 1143 Introduction to Project Management and Product Design 3
ENDS 2219 Tool Design & Manufacturing 3
ENDS 2231 Introduction to 3D AutoCAD 3

Spring Semester | Second Year | Full-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2232 Introduction to SolidWorks 3
ENDS 2203 Strength of Materials 3
ENDS 2261 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
ENDS 2299 Design Research Project 3
– – – – – – General Elective | PHIL 1107 or SOCI 1170 3
Program Total: 65

*MATH 1120 can be replaced with MATH 1141 or higher

Part-Time Pathway

Fall Semester | First Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 1100 Introduction to Engineering 2
MATH 1120 Technical Mathematics 3
ENDS 1140 Introduction to Engineering Graphics and AutoCAD 3

Spring Semester | First Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
PHYS 2201 General Physics I (Algebra Based) 4
PHYS 2211 General Physics Lab I 1
ENDS 2230 Advanced Concepts in 2D AutoCAD 3
ENDS 2233 Computer Aided Manufacturing 3

Summer Semester | First Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 1101 English Composition I 3
CSCI 2218 Excel 3

Fall Semester | Second Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2201 Engineering Mechanics (Statics) 3
ENDS 2231 Introduction to 3D AutoCAD 3
ENDS 1143 Introduction to Project Management and Product Design 3

Spring Semester | Second Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2261 Manufacturing Materials & Processes 3
ENDS 2203 Strength of Materials 3
ENDS 2232 Introduction to SolidWorks 3

Summer Semester | Second Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
– – – – – – General Elective (Humanities or Social Sciences) 4
COMM 1115 Fundamentals of Effective Speech 3

Fall Semester | Third Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENDS 2205 Hydraulics & Pneumatics 3
ENDS 2219 Tool Design & Manufacturing 3
EENG 1105 DC Circuits & Devices 3

Spring Semester | Second Year | Part-Time

Course # Course Title Credits
ENGL 2205 Technical Report Writing 3
ENDS 2299 Design Research Project 3
Program Total: 65

*MATH 1120 can be replaced with MATH 1141 or higher