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Mechanical Design Engineering Technology

Career and Technical

Location: Rathdrum Parker Center

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Tuition and Fees Cost of Attendance

Program Description

The Mechanical Design Engineering Technology program offers students the opportunity to learn skills required by today's industries. Students can pursue a two-semester Intermediate Technical Certificate a four-semester Advanced Technical Certificate and a four-semester Associate of Applied Science Degree. Mechanical Design Engineering Technology places heavy emphasis on design and manufacturing principles with computer-aided design applications.

Portions of the Associate of Applied Science Degree options may transfer to various four-year institutions. Students entering the A.A.S. degree program should be prepared to complete an A.A.S. math requirement and ENGL-101 (or higher) during the first year of the program before they may continue.

Current industry professionals may enroll in a single course on a space-available basis and with instructor permission.

Parker Technical Education Center

Classes for this program are located in Rathdrum, Idaho, 12 miles from Coeur d’Alene at the Parker Technical Education Center

Curt Booth
Office: Parker Technical Education Center 209
Phone: (208) 769-4391 / (208) 819-6166

2021 - 2022 Tool List

APPROXIMATE COST OF TOOLS / SUPPLIES (NOTE: Does not include the cost of textbooks)

$1500 - $1600 (Prices subject to change based on price quotes received from the vendors)

Mechanical Design Engineering Technology Required Tool List



NOTE: It is recommended that students not purchase tools or equipment until after classes have begun and specific tool/equipment requirements have been discussed in class.


Required Supplies
1 Each .5mm or .7mm Automatic Pencil
1 Each Architect 1/16 inch scale, Engineer's 1/10 inch scale, and Metric Scale
1 Each Ruler Combo Set: (Protractor 30°- 60° Triangle 45° Triangle
2 Each Portable USB 3.0 Flash Drive with minimum 32 GB storage
1 Each 6" or 8" Digital Vernier Caliper
1 Each  Scientific Calculator
1 Each Pad of green engineer's computational paper
1 Each Computer (See Home Computer list)

Home Computer

The computer should meet the minimum system requirements recommended by the CAD software manufacturer:

  • 32 Gb of RAM (processor speed)
  • SSD drive with minimum 500 Gb Hard Drive storage
  • Open GL Graphics Card to be compatable with SolidWorks, mouse, monitor
  • Software: MS Office 2016
  • Operating System: Windows 10



Program Snapshot

Degree Type Duration Path Credits
Intermediate Technical Certificate 2 Semesters Full-time 30 Degree requirements
Advanced Technical Certificate 4 Semesters Full-time 55 Degree requirements
Associate of Applied Science Degree 4 Semesters Full-time 65 Degree requirements
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