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Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS - CIP Code: 15.0805

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Contact: (336) 334-4822, ext. 53023

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 and technology managers, or research technicians.

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 American Society of Quality Control, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, and National Institute of Certification in Engineering Technologies.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the Mechanical Engineering degree, the graduate should be able to:

  • Solve technical problems using knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
  • Demonstrate hands-on competence in the application of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Demonstrate hands-on competences in manufacturing and mechanical production
  • Use computers for simple analysis and for producing mechanical engineering drawings using Computer-Aided Drafting applications
  • Demonstrate critical thinking to solve technical problems and communicate results effectively
  • Demonstrate ethical behavior in a classroom and laboratory setting
  • Apply mathematics and scientific principles to solving engineering problems

Fall Semester I

Total Credits: 16-17

Spring Semester I

Total Credits: 15-16

Summer Semester I

  • Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Credits: 3 4
  • Communications Elective Credits: 3 2

Total Credits: 6

Total Credits: 14

Spring Semester II

Total Credits: 14

Total credit hours required for degree: 65-67


1. Math Electives

Choose a minimum of 6 credits from the following:

2. Communications Electives

Choose one course from the following:

3. Social/Behavioral Science Electives

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4. Humanities/Fine Arts Electives

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5. Physics Elective

Choose one course from the following:

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