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Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements

Mechanical Design - Advanced Placement

Associate Degree  |  10-606-1  |  1-800-547-2882


The Mechanical Design Technology-Advanced Placement program is a progression of the Design & Drafting Technician program. Eligibility for advanced placement requires that applicants have graduated from the one-year Design & Drafting Technician program.

Steps for Admission

Please choose one of the following based on your status.

New or Returning Students

  1. Submit Application for Admission located at
  2. Pay the one-time $30 application processing fee.
  3. Education Requirement – Applicants who did not graduate from high school, are not currently high school seniors, and did not receive an HSED or GED diploma must complete one of the Ability to Benefit (ATB) options to demonstrate college readiness. For more details, please review CVTC’s ATB Program information at
  4. Submit an official transcript in the Design & Drafting Technician field. – Applicants enrolled in an Design & Drafting Technician program at another school must provide an official transcript when applying showing they will have finished the complete one-year program before starting in the 2nd year of this program. Not required for CVTC Design & Drafting Technician graduates.

Currently Enrolled in the CVTC Design & Drafting Technician Program

  1. Students finishing first or second semester coursework in the Design & Drafting Technician program may submit a "Core Course Eligibility (CCE)" form at in order to be considered for the Mechanical Design Technology-Advanced Placement program (to continue on to the 2nd year of the program).

Once all the above items have been completed, you will be considered for enrollment based on current openings in the program.


Financial Aid – Information on financial aid availability, procedures and deadlines may be obtained by going to the Financial Aid page or by calling 715-833-6200.

Transfer Credit – Applicants with postsecondary credits should submit an official transcript to the Admissions Office for evaluation and possible transfer credit.

Last Updated: 2024-02-22T14:19:32Z

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