The Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology offers students a broad foundation in engineering technology and the technical skills needed to support engineering activities, particularly in the design, testing, and manufacture of products, systems, and devices. Graduates of this program possess the skills necessary to specify, install, test, operate, maintain, and document basic mechanical systems. Career opportunities include support operations in manufacturing, plant management, product testing, quality assurance, and engineering.
The amount of time it takes for a student to complete this degree will depend upon the individual student's course load. The Associate's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (68 credits) may be earned as a benchmark towards the Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology (127 credits). Many of the courses taken toward this degree can be applied toward a related certificate program, allowing students to earn additional credentials as they pursue their degree.
Suggested Program of Study - Total Credits: 68
For students who entered the program in or after September 2009
The following course outline, which lists 2 to 3 courses each semester, is only a suggested course load. First-year students should not take more than 1 or 2 courses their first semester. Subsequent course loads may be determined by the student's own personal time constraints.
- 92.120 Precalculus Mathematics I
- 23.101 Engineering Graphics
- 42.101 College Writing I
- 92.123 Precalculus Mathematics II
- 23.102 Engineering Design & Graphics
- 42.102 College Writing II
- 92.125 Calculus A
- 99.131 Technical Physics I
- 23.226 Technical Communications for Engineering Technology
- 92.126 Calculus B
- 99.132 Technical Physics II
- 23.295 Materials Science
- 23.200 Computer Aided Drafting
- 23.221 Statics
- 23.241 Elements of Thermodynamics
- 17.130 Electrical Basics and Laboratory
- 23.222 Dynamics
- 23.223 Mechanics of Materials
Admission Into the Program
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