Do you like working with your hands and mind to create and produce your own designs? Our curriculum is infused with science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) principles, a gateway to architectural and mechanical careers.

Engineering Design Technology

Is This Program Right for Me?

To be successful in this program, you need critical-thinking and problem-solving skills; the ability to design and build in virtual environments; and math and computer skills.

With an AAS degree in Engineering Design, you can prepare technical drawings and plans used to build everything from manufactured products like appliances and industrial machinery to structures like houses, office buildings, and oil and gas pipelines.

The Professional Certificate will prepare you to work as a designer/drafter in a manufacturing, civil, structural, or architectural environment. Skills Certificates in Architectural Design and Mechanical Design prepare you to work as a designer/drafter in either architectural or manufacturing and engineering environments.

Occupational Outlook

An AAS degree in EDT leads to high-paying jobs in many areas, including manufacturing, mechanical and architectural drafting, civil and structural engineering, construction management, mapping, chip and Printed Circuit Board (PCB) design, graphic arts, and animation. Salaries range from $23,300 to $48,300.

SFCC graduates have found employment using their skills and knowledge at such companies as Black & Veatch, Burns & McDonnell, Kiewit, Wallace Architects, and many others.

Data Sources – The website mynextmove.org, which is developed and maintained by the National Center for O*NET Development, under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration, and the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center (MERIC).

  • This program is offered at the Sedalia campus, and some classes also are offered at the SFCC-Lake of the Ozarks.

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