Fuel Cell Technology Major

You’ll incorporate mechanical, electrical and chemical technologies in applying scientific and engineering principles while focusing on sustainable alternative energy sources with an emphasis on fuel cell technology and the systems required to support it.

In the classroom, lab and field you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of sustainable alternative energy sources, fuel cell technology and the balance of plant systems to operate sustainable alternative energy systems. You’ll get familiar with the principles of engineering technology across a broad spectrum of disciplines, including mechanical, electrical and electro-chemical engineering technologies.

In addition, two certificates are available for the Fuel Cell course of study, the first certificate is a certificate of competency for completing the required fuel cell courses. The second certificate is a one-year fuel cell certificate for completing the required course work outlined in the certificate course of study.

PREPARE FOR A CAREER  as a technician in mechanical engineering technology and sustainable alternative energy labs and design offices, in mechanical and energy estimating, with public agencies or in technical sales, among other options

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS INCLUDE:

  • LG Fuel Cell Systems, Inc.
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Contained Energy
  • Technology Management, Inc.
  • Nextech Materials, Ltd
  • Catacel Corp.
  • Plug-Power
  • or more than 900 other companies in the Ohio fuel cell supply chain database

Associate Degree Course Sequence

SSC101
Student Success Seminar
MET229
Introduction to Alternative and Renewable Energy / Fuel Cells
CHM141
General Chemistry I (lab)
MTH135
Precalculus – A student may take MTH125 (College Algebra) and MTH130 (Trigonometry) over two semesters to satisfy this requirement.
ENG124
College Composition
DET125
Basic AutoCAD
MET124
Statics and Strength of Materials
MET230
Analysis and Applications of
Types of Fuel Cells
CSE122
Programming Logic and Problem
Solving
PHY121
College Physics I with Algebra (lab)
MET222
Fluid Power
MET231
Fuel Cell Systems
DET230
Advanced AutoCAD (Inventor)
EST230
Electrical Circuits and Devices
MET227
Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
MET232
Fuel Cell Project
ENG221
Technical Report Writing
MET225
Manufacturing Processes or
AIT122 Machine Tools
Arts & Humanities Elective

TOTAL CREDITS 63-64

Associate of applied science in mechanical engineering technology

  • Engineering Memorial Scholarship
  • Choose Ohio First Scholarship

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  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Society of Manufacturing Engineers
  • Canton Joint Engineering Council

The mechanical engineering technology program is accredited by the Technology Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (TAC of ABET); www.abet.org