Mechanical Drafting

Mechanical Drafting

Certificate Description

Students enrolled in this certificate learn mechanical drafting software, 3D modeling software, and mechanical design techniques to great depth, making it ideal for careers in manufacturing.

Training includes knowledge of cams, gears, jigs, fixtures, and geometric dimensioning and tolerancing. 3D modeling is also heavily emphasized with opportunity provided to obtain national certification exams with industry leading software Solidworks, AutoCAD, and Autodesk Inventor.

Students who choose this certificate are not allowed the flexibility of learning other areas of the drafting field. This certificate can be earned in conjunction with other certificates if electives are carefully planned.

This certificate is designed to provide students the necessary skills to gain employment and succeed in the mechanical drafting field.

Students are expected to work, and excel in a self-paced learning environment; individualized help is given when needed.

Contact a drafting instructor for questions.

Certificate Courses

Certificate Requirements

Assessment: Reading Information (Level 4), Locating Information (Level 5), Applied Math 5 (Level 5). Call (435) 750-3188 to schedule an appointment. Need a review? Get a sneak peek at the Assessment Center or enroll directly into the Academic Learning Center by calling (435) 753-6780.

Please note: A composite ACT score of 17 or a composite SAT score of 1210 can waive assessment requirements if taken no more than four years prior to enrollment.

Employment Outlook

As a mechanical drafter, students may find employment in companies and firms of all sizes. Designers and engineers all require entry-level and advanced drafters to help produce their 3D models and drawings. Manufacturing companies hire mechanical drafters for drawings, 3D models, and design work on their products and tooling. Mechanical 3D modeling and drafting is a career that can often lead to positions in design, quality assurance, analysis, or research and development. It is an ideal career for those wanting to work in a related field as they work toward an engineering degree. The manufacturing market is expanding and this growth is expected to continue into the future.

When Can I Start?

Bridgerland Technical College is open year round. Most programs are open-entry, which means you can start the program at the first of every month as long as there is space available in the program. Because of demand, some programs have waiting lists to get in to the program. Please contact Student Services for information on those programs with waiting lists and defined starting dates.

Is There Financial Aid?

Bridgerland Technical College participates in a variety of assistance programs that aid students in covering the costs associated with enrollment in full-time certificate programs. The Financial Aid Office provides information for grants, scholarships, and VA education benefits. Bridgerland Technical College does not participate in or endorse any loan program. The Financial Aid Office is located at the Main Campus, 1301 North 600 West. Stop by anytime or call (435) 750-3279, (435) 750-3114, or (435) 750-3204 for more information.

How much does it cost? Can I make payments? Are all tuition and fees due up front?

Most certificates take about one year to complete. Each individual certificate page has tuition and fee amounts listed. Students can be setup on a payment plan and make payments each month (due on the 1st).

Estimated Tuition & Fees

$3,020 - this is an estimate. Course fees may vary.

Pell Eligible: Yes

Estimated Monthly Payment:

$252

Estimated Books & Supplies

Cost varies by specialization and/or electives chosen.

Click here for books and supplies details (ISBN/edition).

Campus Locations

Logan Campus - Main
Brigham City Branch Campus

Quick Facts

Certificate Duration
13 months
Hours per Week
30 hrs/wk
Certificate Availability
High School Students: Arranged - varies by high school Adult Students: Mon - Fri: 8am - 2:30pm, Mon - Thur: 5pm - 9pm

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The mission of the Bridgerland Technical College is to deliver competency-based, employer-guided career and technical education to both secondary and post-secondary students through traditional and technology-enhanced methodologies.

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Hours of Operation

Logan Campus 

Student Services
Monday: 8 am - 4:30 pm (We will be open at 7:30 am on the first day of registration)

Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 8 am - 4 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

Brigham City Branch Campus 

In-Person Hours Brigham City Branch Campus
Monday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 4 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 3 pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

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Main Office
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321

Toll Free: 866-701-1100
Local: 435-753-6780
TDD: 800-346-4128
Fax: 435-752-2016