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Earn a Degree at Premier NTI
School of Technology

Earn a Degree at Premier NTI <br/>School of Technology

Imagine landing a professional, living-wage job before you even graduate. Study at Globe University's NTI School of Technology and that could happen to you! That's because here you'll earn a degree designed to give you the in-demand skills architectural and engineering employers want.

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Study drafting & design—or mechanical engineering technology

Northwest Technical Institute has been a respected Twin Cities leader in technical education for 60+ years. Globe University continues this long tradition at its Woodbury campus—offering 2- and 4-year degrees in the fast-growing fields of drafting and design and mechanical engineering technology.

Prepare for a career where you can express your creativity and passion for problem solving every day.

  • Architectural Drafting & Design (associate degree)

    Architectural Drafting & Design (associate degree)

    • Study residential & commercial
    • Use AutoCAD & Revit software
  • Engineering Drafting & Design (associate degree)

    Engineering Drafting & Design (associate degree)

    • Study product design & manufacturing
    • Use SolidWorks & Creo software
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology* (BS)

    Mechanical Engineering Technology* (BS)

    • Study drafting, design & digital fabrication
    • Use SolidWorks & Creo software

Experience applied learning

You can be confident you're learning all the right stuff—our curriculum is designed with input from area leaders in the field.

Classes are designed to give you real-world, industry-based experience. You'll work on teams as you design solutions that solve real-world problems. So you'll graduate with a strong portfolio of work that will impress your future boss.


Experience applied learning

Faculty spotlight

Talented. Experienced. Connected. Our faculty members are top-notch. Benefit from their engaging, hands-on approach and extensive history in the field they teach—they know firsthand the skills you need to succeed.

Dan Podzimek | Program Chair, Engineering Drafting & Design

Dan Podzimek has worked for more than 20 years in the mechanical design industry—as a drafter and SolidWorks application engineer to senior CAD system analyst and mechanical design consultant.

He's produced a wide range of products including disk drive internal components, commercial concrete saws and power roofing equipment, test sockets for microprocessors, and OSHA-approved temporary safety railing.

Certifications:
  • Associate Engineering Technician - NICET
  • Certified SolidWorks Support Technician
  • Certified SolidWorks Professional
  • President: of the Minnesota SolidWorks User Group
  • Midwest Chair: of the SolidWorks User Group Network
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*NOTE: Engineering Technology graduates are not eligible to become registered professional engineers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Architectural Drafting & Design Degree

Skyscrapers. Commercial buildings. Office complexes. Homes. The world is filled with buildings of all kinds—each began as a concept that was translated into a construction plan. Employers are looking for creative technicians to create these detailed documents and bridge the gap between concept and reality.

Graduate in less than 2 years

At Globe University's NTI School of Technology, study full time and graduate with your Associate in Applied Science in Architectural Drafting and Design in just 18 months. You'll learn must-have skills like:

  • Construction materials & processes
  • Building codes & estimating
  • Green design & LEED
  • Statics & strength of materials
  • Building systems & info modeling
Graduate in less than 2 years

Practice using industry tools like AutoCAD & Revit

    You'll also get plenty of hands-in experience using the latest architectural design software the industry pros use: AutoCAD and Revit.

Prepare for architectural careers

As a graduate, you'll have what it takes to enter the field as a CAD, residential design or architectural technician. What architectural specialty interests you?

  • Commercial design
  • Residential design
  • Low voltage
  • Security systems
  • Mechanical
  • Electrical
  • Piping
  • Interior space design
  • Civil, structural
  • Renovation and remodeling
  • HVAC (heating and cooling)

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Student Tech Projects

Student Tech Projects

Check out some real-world class projects our NTI School of Technology students have designed and created:

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Engineering Drafting & Design Degree

Engineering Drafting & Design Degree

We're surrounded by millions of products. And every single one began as an idea which was translated into an accurate manufacturing drawing by a skilled drafter or designer. The demand for well-trained drafters and designersis huge. If you thrive on problem solving, this could be the career path for you.

Fast-track into the field—in less than 2 years

At Globe University's NTI School of Technology, learn the skills you need for this technical, yet creative field. Study full time and graduate with an Associate in Applied Science in Engineering Drafting and Design in just 18 months—and the competitive knowledge you need:

  • Products & processes
  • Manufacturing & assembly
  • Product data management

Learn the software all the pros use: SolidWorks & Creo

    Here, classes are as hands-on as you can get. You'll practice using the latest industry-standard computer aided drafting and design (CADD) software—SolidWorks and Creo—to create 3-D product designs.

Prepare for engineering careers

As a graduate, you'll be qualified for a variety of engineering-related job roles, including:

  • Engineering drafter
  • CADD operator
  • Mechanical engineering technician
  • Mechanical designer
  • Designer
Globe Graduate Engineer related jobs

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Mechanical Engineering Technology Degree

Want to put your curiosity to work? Looking to move ahead in your career? Earn a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology at Globe University's NTI School of Technology. You'll learn the skills you need to design anything from medical devices to motorcycles.

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Earn your bachelor's in just 3 years

    Earn your bachelor's in just 3 years

    Plan to study full time? You can earn this 4-year degree—the only one of its kind offered in Minnesota—and graduate in only 36 months. Already have a 2-year degree in drafting, industrial design or engineering technology? Graduate even faster! You may be eligible for a block credit transfer. Ask about college credit for your prior learning and work experience.

Use the latest industry tools like SolidWorks & Creo

    Because our classes are totally hands-on, you'll use the tools you'll actually encounter on the job—like SolidWorks and Creo computer aided design software—as well as learning these skills:

  • Quality & Six Sigma
  • Product data management
  • Statics & strength of materials
  • Machine design
  • Materials, electronics, fluid power & digital fabrication
  • Finite element analysis
  • Design for lean manufacturing

Get ready for mechanical engineering-related careers

As a graduate, you'll be prepared for a variety of roles in the mechanical engineering technology field. One of these could be your next job title:

  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Applications engineer
  • Sales engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Senior mechanical designer
  • Manufacturing engineering technologist
  • Mechanical engineering technologist
mechanical engineering-related careers

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*NOTE: Engineering Technology graduates are not eligible to become registered professional engineers in Minnesota and Wisconsin.

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