Mechanical Design Technology

Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
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Why choose Mechanical Design Technology?

  • A great start to pursuing a pathway in engineering.
  • High earning potential with room for growth.
  • Perfect for those with interest in design and design process.
  • Manufacturing careers are in high demand in central Wisconsin.
Mechanical designers are on the forefront of product innovation. They combine design skills and mechanics to develop the visual plans engineers need to create specific parts, products, and systems.

Accepting applications to this program starting October 9, 2023. For more information, please use the “Chat with us” or “Contact us” button below.

Program Locations

AMETA™ Center
5000 Coye Drive
Stevens Point, WI 54481

What You'll Learn

This program prepares graduates to work with engineers to design, prepare, develop, and test all types of machines and products. Students learn to apply knowledge of mechanical engineering technology and use 2D and 3D computer-aided design applications. They also learn about manufacturing processes, material strength, basic mechanisms, and three-dimensional modeling.

You’ll gain an understanding of complex systems and how parts and pieces work together. You will also learn about and use research and development (R&D) processes, such as prototyping, testing, and QA, and how these are applied in the world of manufacturing. Hands-on projects include building parts to make mechanical systems as well as first-hand experience with scanning and modeling parts, 3D printing parts, and additive manufacturing.



  • Mechanical Design Technician
  • Product Designer
  • CAD Technician
  • Engineering Technician
  • Drafter
  • Design Technician


High school students are eligible to enroll in this program and all courses required. Learn more about Mid-State Fast-Track.

"The education I received at Mid-State has been invaluable. It built a foundation that is endlessly improving, providing excellent growth opportunities in my career."


Choose Your Path

Career pathways help you take your education one step at a time to maximize your investment and make college fit your life. Earn a credential and start using it in the workforce. Continue with another stack of related courses to gain a more advanced diploma or degree.

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