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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 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.0805
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2012

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DFT 151 CAD I 2 3 0 3
EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Expository Writing Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 121
OR
Algebra/Trigonometry I 2 2 0 3
MAT 161 College Algebra Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 10
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COM 231 Public Speaking Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
MAT 122
OR
Algebra/Trigonometry II (2) (2) (0) (3)
MAT 162 College Trigonometry Comprehensive Articulation Agreement 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 12
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Summer Term

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling 2 3 0 3
MAC 111B Machining Technology IB 1 6 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics 3 2 0 4
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 11
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 10

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
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
MEC 251 Statics 2 2 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology 3 0 0 3
PSY 150 General Psychology Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 9
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 15

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DDF 212 Design Process II 1 6 0 4
MEC 231 Comp-Aided Manufact I 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:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
COE 111
OR
Co-op Work Experience I 0 0 10 1
COE 121
OR
Co-op Work Experience II (0) (0) (10) (1)
CIS 111 Basic PC Literacy (1) (2) (0) (2)
Totals

Class Hours: 6
Lab/Shop Hours: 17
Clinical/WBL Hours: 10
Credit Hours: 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)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

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.

General Education Courses

Written Communication:

ENG 111, ENG 114

Oral Communication:

COM 231

Behavioral and Social Science:

PSY 118, PSY 150

Humanities and Fine Arts:

ART 111, HUM 110, HUM 120, HUM 170, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, REL 110, REL 221

Mathematics:

MAT 121, MAT 122, MAT 161, MAT 162, MAT 233

Sciences:

PHY 131, PHY 151

Technology:

EGR 125, MEC 231

A40320 REVISED