Associate Degree Course Sequence
SSC101 Student Success Seminar
MET123 Material Science
DET121 Engineering Drawing
ENG124 College Composition
ITD122 Computer Applications for Professionals
MET124 Statics & Strength of Materials
MET225 Manufacturing Processes or AIT122 Machine Tools
DET125 Basic AutoCAD or DET131 Pro Engineer
PHY121 College Physics I with Algebra
COM123 Small Group Communication
MET228 Machine Design
MET221 Advanced Strength of Materials
MET222 Fluid Power
MTH223 Analytical Geometry – Calculus I
EST130 Electrical Circuits and Devices
MET227 Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
MET226 Technical Project - Mechanical and Design
ENG221 Technical Report Writing
Arts & Humanities Elective
TOTAL CREDITS 65
The purpose of the mechanical engineering technology program is to provide education for the application of scientific and engineering principles in the support of mechanical engineering activities. This associate degree technician program is similar to a bachelor degree, but the associate program places more emphasis on practical application and experience.
As a mechanical engineering technician, students may work in many areas. In design and development, they would prepare sketches, drawings and layouts, and analyze proposed equipment components. Analysis of cost and practical value of design must be incorporated. Therefore, technicians must understand the mechanical principles involving design, tolerance, stress, strain, friction and vibration.
Technicians may become involved in testing equipment and materials for recommending design changes, improving performance or eliminating production problems. Therefore, technicians must be able to conduct projects, record and represent data, analyze results and prepare formal reports.
The program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET).
A graduate of this program will earn an associate of applied science degree in mechanical engineering technology.