The Associate of Science degree in Design and Manufacturing Technology prepares students for a wide range of occupations in the engineering and manufacturing industries. The program combines a strong graphics component along with LeTourneau's solid manufacturing related courses. Computer aided drafting and design (CAD) using both 2D software and 3D solid modeling tools is emphasized throughout the curriculum. Students understand the complexities of what they are drawing in addition to the manufacturing processes involved in the creation of their design. Graduates are employed by professional engineering and manufacturing firms, government agencies, and industrial firms to work in drafting, machine design, electrical design, computer aided manufacturing (CAM) and tool-die design.
You'll learn technical design skills at a university known for its commitment to technology. The Associate of Science degree program in Design and Manufacturing Technology at LeTourneau University involves a curriculum of 74 semester hours which includes a mandatory internship to gain valuable on-the-job experience. At the conclusion of this two-year program, students will be prepared to work for engineering and architectural firms, government, and industry.
Some graduates choose to continue their education and obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Technology while working locally in the engineering industry. The design technology courses may also be combined with aeronautical to obtain a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Science - Design Technology or combined with other BS or BA degrees as a technical minor.