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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Curriculum Description

Mechanical Engineering Technology
Career Cluster:      Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics
Pathway:               Engineering and Technology

Program Major    Mechanical Engineering 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 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

A40320
NC CIP: 15.0805
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2019

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DFT 151 CAD I Requisite 2 3 0 3
EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech Requisite 1 2 0 2
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I REVISED REQUISITE Requisite 2 2 0 3
WLD 112 Basic Welding Processes 1 3 0 2
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 REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
DFT 121 Intro to GD & T Requisite 1 2 0 2
DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling Requisite 2 3 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II Requisite 2 2 0 3
MEC 111 Machine Processes I 1 4 0 3
MEC 145 Mfg Materials I 2 3 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 11
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
ELC 111 Intro to Electricity 2 2 0 3
MEC 112 Machine Processes II Requisite 2 3 0 3
PHY 131 Physics-Mechanics Requisite 3 2 0 4
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ISC 113
OR
Industrial Specifications 1 0 0 1
WBL 111
OR
Work-Based Learning I (0) (0) (10) (1)
WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II (0) (0) (10) (1)
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 7
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 11

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DDF 211 Design Process I Requisite 1 6 0 4
EGR 251 Statics 2 2 0 3
MAC 124 CNC Milling REVISED REQUISITE 2019FA 1 3 0 2
MEC 161 Manufacturing Processes I 3 0 0 3
MEC 161A Manufacturing Proc I Lab Requisite 0 3 0 1
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PSY 118
OR
Interpersonal Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Requisite (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150 General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
Totals

Class Hours: 10
Lab/Shop Hours: 14
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
DDF 212 Design Process II Requisite 1 6 0 4
EGR 252 Strength of Materials Requisite 2 2 0 3
HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I 2 3 0 3
MEC 275 Engineering Mechanisms Requisite 2 2 0 3
MEC 276 Capstone Design Project Requisite 0 3 0 1
Totals

Class Hours: 7
Lab/Shop Hours: 16
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 14

Total Credit Hours: 74

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: HUM 110, HUM 115, PHI 230, PHI 240, ART 111, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, REL 110

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.

A40320