Engineering and Drafting Technology at Northwest Tech provides a well-balanced curriculum in drafting, design and related subjects by covering two basic areas of mechanical and civil computer-aided drafting.
You will develop necessary job skills and related technical information in an on-the-job atmosphere similar to an actual engineering firm. Training will begin on the drafting boards and move to computers using the same software that industry uses. Mathematical applications are used throughout the various subjects and applied in actual job situations, in sharp contrast to the theoretical approach used in many academic post-secondary institutions.
You can be successful in Engineering and Drafting Technology whether you have previous drafting experience (high school or college) or no prior drafting background. Our faculty share many years of industry experience and work hard to help each student succeed in the field.
- Prepare plans in accordance with industry standards.
- Perform creative and accurate layout and design of projects.
- Produce technical drawings to industry standards in CAD.
- As a team member, contribute to the project by completing and organizing assigned tasks.
- Perform surveys using surveying equipment.
- As a team leader, manage people and resources to complete assigned projects.
- Design and draw a land development plat with specified guidelines.
- Perform civil land development calculations for plat.
- Perform calculations for complex traverse.
- Produce thorough calculations and method notes while calculating the traverse.
Engineering Technology Instructor
Phone: (785) 890-1542
Aaron Wolfe, a Kansas native, is a 2012 graduate of the NWKTC Engineering Technology Program. Since graduation, he has worked as a mechanical designer in Hays, KS and land survey technician in Salina, KS. He spent 4 years in industry until he took the position as the Drafting and Design instructor in 2016. He is also the holder of an AutoCAD Inventor Certified Professional Certificate earned in November of 2017.
Engineering Technology Instructor
Phone: (785) 890-1578
Mr. Michael Zimmerman, a Goodland, KS native, brings 5 years of the engineering industry experience into the classroom. After graduating from Kansas State University with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology, he became a Design and Project Engineer for an international manufacturing company. In 2011, Zimmerman joined the Northwest Tech family as the related subjects instructor for the Engineering Technology Department.
Listed cost information includes tuition, additional fees, books, supplies, iPads, clothing and tools if necessary. For a comprehensive breakdown of each program’s cost information download Northwest Tech’s Estimated Program Costs worksheet.
– Wayne Gregory, HNTB
Associate of Applied Science
(or Technical Certificate)
$46,600 per year
Download a PDF version of the course outline here.
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Below is a list of items Northwest Tech’s Admissions Team will need prior to your acceptance into the Engineering & Drafting Technology program.
A Northwest Tech Application Completed and Submitted
$25 Application Fee Paid
High School or GED Transcript Submitted
(If Applicable) College Transcript Submitted
ACT or AccuPlacer Scores Submitted (AccuPlacer Testing can be scheduled on-site at the Northwest Tech campus)
Required items can be submitted in person at the Northwest Tech campus, via postal mail addressed to: Northwest Tech Admissions, 1209 Harrison, Goodland, KS, or through email communications with firstname.lastname@example.org.