Engineering Drafting and Design Associate Degree

Engineering Drafting and Design Associate Degree


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Total Program Credits:
90 Credits

Transfer Credits:
Transfer in up to 75% of the program
*Prior learning and work experience may count toward program credit

Program Length:
6 quarters full time
18 months with year-round classes

Learn how to translate engineering concepts into working models and drawings for manufacturing with Globe University’s associate degree in engineering drafting and design.

Our associate degree program combines skill training, math and technical knowledge to help prepare you for drafting and design careers.

Highlights of our associate degree in engineering drafting and design program include:

  • Earn a degree in just 18 months of full-time study
  • Curriculum developed in collaboration with industry professionals
  • Gain practical skills employers are looking for through hands-on coursework
  • Learn from instructors with experience in the field
  • Small class sizes

Our program, developed in partnership with Northwest Technical Institute (NTI), features technical, scientific and creative studies:

  • Industry-standard CAD software and other tools
  • Design for manufacturing and assembly
  • Product data management
  • CADD software: SolidWorks, Creo (Pro-Engineer)
  • How to improve products and processes

If you would like more information about the associate engineering drafting and design program, about careers in the field or our school, please contact an admissions representative or call us at 1-877-303-6060.

Engineering Drawings I

Students study how to visualize objects in both 3-D and 2-D format, interpret industry prints; build the knowledge and skills needed to create working drawings from functional models that meet current ASME and ISO standards.

Dimensioning and Tolerancing

Students study standard and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing techniques used to produce models and functional working drawings.

Design for Manufacturing

Students determine manufacturing and material selection as they relate to part design and feasibility. Topics include economics, machining, casting and molding, forming, bending and joining.

SolidWorks I

Students use SolidWorks for parametric solid modeling.

Product and Process Improvement

Students study ways to reduce costs and waste, increase throughput and product life and improve user satisfaction and overall quality.

  • 3M Companies
  • Cabrio Structures
  • Chandler Inc.
  • Emerson Network Power Connectivity Solutions
  • Graco
  • Pro Machine Inc.
  • RFA Minnesota Engineering
  • Summit Medical-St Paul

Thank you for your Interest in Globe University.