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Applied Technology

Engineering design technology

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

2 Year Degree

Engineer Design Technology A.A.S.

Associate of Applied Science 

60 Credit Hours

1 Year Certificate

3D Printing Concentration

Certificate of Applied Science

30-32 Credit Hours


Industrial Engineering Technician

2019 Median Pay
$56,550 per year

Number of Jobs
68,300 in 2018

Job Outlook
2018-2028 0%

Little to no change in 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 Employers

  • Special Metals
  • Steel of West Virginia

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 program, graduates 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 photo realistic representations of any object, including 3D architectural designs; and create a new business in West Virginia.

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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