Degree, Certificate or Diploma
832 Jobs (2020)
+1.9% Change from 2020-2025
Data is from the Omaha Metropolitans Area, and the seven counties in Southwest Iowa that Iowa Western serves
What will you do
Design Technologists bridge the gap between engineers and production by using the specifications provided by the engineers to build a virtual product, test the product virtually, and then work with production to design a plan for building the product. Graduates of this program will be sought by companies in nearly every industry including aerospace, construction, consumer products, transportation, heavy machinery, robotics, manufacturing, and many more. Design Technology jobs are in high demand. In fact, with many retirements on the horizon, companies like Kiewit, Winnebago, and Rockwell Collins have jobs waiting for our graduates right now.
- Entry: $21.13
- Average: $27.24
- Experienced: $43.05
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ENG 105 - Composition I
EGT 155 - Engineering Drawing Practices
EGT 113 - Introduction to PLM
EGT 171 - Manufacturing Processes
CAD 129 - CAD I
MAT 743 - Technical Math
MAT 750 - Technical Mathematics II
MGT 195 - Workplace Empowerment
CAD 197 - CAD 3D-NX
EGT 167 - Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
CAD 933 - Design Technology Internship
SPC 122 - Interpersonal Communication
EGT 176 - Electric Power and Electronics
CAD 203 - Principles of Design
CAD 238 - Design Communications
EGT 153 - Design Statics
PHI 105 - Introduction to Ethics
CAD 222 - Advanced CAD 3D-NX
CAD 236 - Design Problems
EGT 184 - Strength of Materials
Total Semester Hours Required: 70.0
Upon the successful completion of the program students will:
- Students should be able to create fully detailed 3D models of parts, assemblies and drawings using multiple software packages.
- Demonstrate and apply concepts and standard practices of the electrical design process.
- Demonstrate and apply the basic terminology associated with these (manufacturing) fields.
- Demonstrate effective leadership, communication, teamwork, and time management skills.
- Demonstrate the use of design problem solving, creative thinking, project planning and teamwork through a challenging design and build project.
- Communicate fundamental engineering reporting and communication by using project plans, design reviews, and project reports.
- Model appropriate skills which enhance and promote on–the-job success and demonstrate knowledge of appropriate strategies for securing and changing jobs.
- Explain and demonstrate the basic use and operation of Siemen’s® PLM software system in a team design and development environment.
- Demonstrate the application of proper dimensions, datum features, geometric tolerances, and feature control frames.
- Describe what constitutes a CAD/CAM system, and how to use 3D models to create and optimize cutter paths.
- Calculate the reaction forces at the supports of a rigid body at rest.
- Design and analyze mechanical components and structures in order to identify failure points and minimize concentration areas.
- Analyze the stresses and the corresponding deformations in various structural members, considering axial loading, torsion, and pure bending.
- Describe the strong interrelationships between material properties and manufacturing processes.
- Demonstrate the ability to create the proper design of assemblies and components to meet desired needs within realistic constraints.
- Salary information from EMSI Analyst Database