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Mechanical Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science Degree

Engineering and Technology Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.
Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering

technicians, industrial technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechanical Engineering Technology program description: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET 

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges. 

Students may be required to take one or more developmental courses as a result of pre-enrollment placement tests; therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Developmental courses for this program may include Readiness Level Reading, English, and/or Math and other courses in developmental Reading, English, Math, Biology and Chemistry.

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 70-74

Curriculum: 

Fall Semester

Success and Study Skills

Credit Hours: 

1.00

Or

College Transfer Success

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Engineering Graphics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Engineer Comp and Careers

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Intro to Engineering

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Circuit Analysis I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Writing and Inquiry

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Algebra and Trigonometry I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Pre-Calculus Algebra

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Spring Semester

Public Speaking

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro Solid Modeling

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Appl Software for Tech

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Algebra/Trigonometry II

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Or

Pre-Calculus Trigonometry

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Mfg Materials I

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Summer Term

Prof Research and Reporting

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Industrial Safety

Credit Hours: 

2.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Fall Semester

Statics/Strength of Materials

Credit Hours: 

5.00
Introduction to PLC

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Physics-Mechanics

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Or

College Physics I

Credit Hours: 

4.00

Pick one Major Course Elective from the list below.

Spring Semester

Engineering Cost Control

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Hydraulics/Pneumatics II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Fund of Machine Design

Credit Hours: 

3.00

 

Capstone Design Project

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Associate in Applied Science Humanities Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Social/Behavioral Science Electives

Credit Hours: 

3.00

Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following: (Minimum 5 credits required)

Introduction to Business

Credit Hours: 

3.00
General Chemistry I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
CAD I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Mfg Quality Control

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Logistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Transportation Logistics

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Supply Chain Management

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Intro to CNC

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Machining Applications I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Statistical Methods I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Calculus I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Intro to CAD/CAM

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Machine Processes I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Env Benign Manufacturing

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Introduction to Plastics

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

3.00
Work Based Learning I

Credit Hours: 

4.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning II

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning III

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Work-Based Learning IV

Credit Hours: 

1.00
Work-Based Learning IV

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Inert Gas Welding

Credit Hours: 

2.00
Inspection and Testing

Credit Hours: 

3.00