Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Career Cluster: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Pathway: Engineering and Technology
Program Major Mechanical Engineering Technology
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.
Program Major 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.
The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.
Associate in Applied Science
NC CIP: 15.0805
POS Approved: Fall 2015
|Course||Course Title||HOURS PER WEEK|
|Class||Lab/ Shop||Clinical/ WBL||Credit|
|DFT 151||CAD I NEW REQUISITE||2||3||0||3|
|EGR 125||Appl Software for Tech NEW REQUISITE||1||2||0||2|
|ENG 111||Writing and Inquiry||3||0||0||3|
|___ ___||Humanities/Fine Arts Elective||**||**||0||3|
|MAT 121||Algebra/Trigonometry I||2||2||0||3|
|WLD 112||Basic Welding Processes||1||3||0||2|
|COM 231||Public Speaking||3||0||0||3|
|DFT 121||Intro to GD & T||1||2||0||2|
|DFT 154||Intro Solid Modeling||2||3||0||3|
|MAC 111A||Machining Technology IA||1||6||0||3|
|MAT 122||Algebra/Trigonometry II||2||2||0||3|
|MEC 145||Mfg Materials I||2||3||0||3|
|ELC 111||Intro to Electricity||2||2||0||3|
|MAC 111B||Machining Technology IB||1||6||0||3|
|DDF 211||Design Process I||1||6||0||4|
|HYD 110||Hydraulics/Pneumatics I||2||3||0||3|
|MAC 124||CNC Milling||1||3||0||2|
|DDF 212||Design Process II||1||6||0||4|
|EGR 252||Strength of Materials||2||2||0||3|
|MEC 161||Manufacturing Processes I||3||0||0||3|
|MEC 161A||Manufacturing Proc I Lab||0||3||0||1|
|MEC 275||Engineering Mechanisms||2||2||0||3|
|MEC 276||Capstone Design Project||0||3||0||1|
|Work-Based Learning I||(0)||(0)||(10)||(1)|
|Work-Based Learning II||(0)||(0)||(10)||(1)|
Total Credit Hours: 74
- : 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)
- : Global Distinction
- : Requisite(s)
**Hours will vary depending on course selection.