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Applied Technology

Engineering Design Technology
Additive Manufacturing Concentration

Associate of Applied Science • 61 Credit Hours

Learn entry-level job skills required in several related professions, including engineering technicians, product design technicians, Computer-Aided Design (CAD) technical specialists, computer modeling specialists, simulation specialists, graphic designers and digital artists.

Learn about additive manufacturing.

Students in this program will learn 2D and 3D CAD, 3D modeling, rendering, and animation for art, films, and television, product development, engineering process and control, including reverse engineering and prototype development, design processes, organizational design, and business development. Students will have the opportunity to become certified in AutoCAD and Inventor. For students considering a bachelor’s degree in engineering, the offering of Statics, Mechanics of Materials, Calculus, and Physics allows students to take these courses in a community college environment.

Graduates will have skills essential to architects, engineers, designers, manufacturers, realtors, bankers, printers, creators of computer and graphic simulations, and all digital art applications.administration, defense and cybersecurity.

The Engineering Design Technology Program incorporates coordination with a broad-based advisory board of local business representatives, and is designed to prepare graduates with state-of-the-art skills required in the rapidly changing manufacturing, engineering, design, health and visual effects fields. Upon completion of the Engineering Design Technology Associate in Applied Science Degree, the graduate will be able to:

  • Create 2D representations of objects,
  • Create 3D representations of objects, and produce realistic representations of these objects through state-of-the-art rendering and animation techniques,
  • Work in a group to conceptualize, design, and check the viability of a new product, and create a prototype of that product,
  • Reverse engineer and create a prototype of an existing object,
  • Check the efficiency of various engineering processes,
  • Create photorealistic representations of any object, including 3D architectural designs, and
  • Create a new business in WV.


Industrial Engineering Technician

2019 Median Pay
$56,550 per year

Number of Jobs
68,300 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 0%

Average employment.

For the most current salary information, please refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics “Occupational Outlook Handbook” found online at

Admission Requirements

The college adheres to an open admission policy which means applications with a high school diploma or GED are eligible for admission. Applicants with neither a high school diploma nor GED may be admitted on a conditional basis.

Potential Employment

  • Manufacturing
  • Engineering
  • Design
  • Healthcare
  • Visual effects

Get the skills you need.

New manufacturing, engineering, medical, and visual effect processes require the skills students will obtain using state-of-the-art computer programs and prototyping equipment. Students will have access to the most up-to-date Autodesk computer programs, including AutoCAD, Inventor, 3ds Max, Revit, and Maya, as well as the latest prototyping equipment, including a digital printer. Three-dimensional printing is no longer just a prototyping technique, but is now the latest manufacturing process. This process is expected to eventually replace all other manufacturing processes, and the Engineering Design Technology Program trains students in all aspects of this technique. An integrated curriculum, including classes on design and entrepreneurship, allows each graduating class the opportunity to identify, develop and create a prototype for a new product, from conception to constructio

Career Outlook: projected to remain the same from 2018 to 2028

Students will be prepared to enter a variety of fields including Manufacturing, Mining, Civil, Biomedical and Marine Engineering. CAD specialists have broad-based skills applicable to the architectural, engineering, design, entertainment and medical fields. 

Graduates will have skills essential to architects, engineers, designers, realtors, manufacturers, bankers, printers, creators of computer and graphic simulations, and all digital art applications.

Want to learn more about this program?
Interested in learning more about the MCTC program? Send us a message and talk to our program coordinator.
Theodore Triplett​
Program Coordinator | Engineering Design & Technology​

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