Program Description Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technician – Design (Fast-Track) program is geared towards qualified college or university graduates who gain direct admission into year two (semester three) of this two-year program and receive their technician diploma in one year (two semesters). A project-based approach to learning is used in the courses of this college engineering diploma program. In small groups, you work on specific projects, learning how to plan, schedule, create, design and build as a part of a team. You also learn advanced computer-assisted drafting and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAD/CAM) skills. This college engineering program offers variety to those who can combine strong conceptual thinking with a practical knowledge of machines and how they work. You may either graduate as a technician after one year, or continue with additional study and co-op work experience in Centennial College's Mechanical Engineering Technology – Design program. The additional study takes an extra year to complete.