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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as technicians in the diversified mechanical and manufacturing engineering fields. Mechanical Engineering technicians assist in design, development, testing, process design and improvement, and troubleshooting and repair of engineered systems. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and hands-on application of engineering principles.

In addition to course work in engineering graphics, engineering fundamentals, materials and manufacturing processes, mathematics, and physics, students will study 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.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow this plan should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A40320
NC CIP: 15.0805
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Course Course Title HOURS PER WEEK
Class Lab/ Shop Clinical/ WBL Credit
Fall Semester
DFT 151 CAD I 2 3 0 3
EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Expository Writing 3 0 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW REQUISITE 2 2 0 3
  OR        
College Algebra NEW REQUISITE (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 10 0 16

Spring Semester
COM 231 Public Speaking 3 0 0 3
DFT 121 Intro to GD & T 1 2 0 2
DFT 152 CAD II 2 3 0 3
MAC 111A Machining Technology IA 1 6 0 3
MEC 180 Engineering Materials 2 3 0 3
Select one:
Algebra/Trigonometry II (2) (2) (0) (3)
  OR        
College Trigonometry 3 0 0 3
   
    12 14 0 17

Summer Term
DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling NEW REQUISITE 2 3 0 3
MAC 111B Machining Technology IB 1 6 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
   
    6 11 0 10

Fall Semester
DDF 211 Design Process I NEW REQUISITE 1 6 0 4
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 2 3 0 3
MAC 124 CNC Milling NEW REQUISITE 1 3 0 2
MEC 251 Statics 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
  OR        
General Psychology (3) (0) (0) (3)
   
    9 14 0 15

Spring Semester
DDF 212 Design Process II NEW REQUISITE 1 6 0 4
MEC 231 Comp-Aided Manufact I NEW REQUISITE 1 4 0 3
MEC 252 Strength of Materials 2 2 0 3
MEC 275 Engineering Mechanisms 2 2 0 3
MEC 276 Capstone Design Project 0 3 0 1
Select one:
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
  OR        
Co-op Work Experience II (0) (0) (10) (1)
  OR        
Basic PC Literacy (1) (2) (0) (2)
   
    6 17 10 15

Total Credit Hours: 73

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 120, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, or REL 221. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Program Information - DDF 212 Design Process II and MEC 276 Capstone Design Project must be taken in the same semester. 

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.