Program of Study
The Mechanical Engineering Technology major is for a person who aspires to be an integral part of product design and manufacturing. Beginning with CAD skills and a fundamental knowledge of Blueprint reading, graduates of this program learn to create drawings, solid models and assemblies, and utilize those skills to work inside of CAM software. Each of the aforementioned systems simplify, enhance, and streamline the process of engineering.
Included are traditional engineering courses, such as Statics, Strength of Materials, and Machine Design. Students in this program will learn to apply the principles of mathematics and physics to solve real-world design problems.
This degree is designed for students who wish to earn an Associate's degree and then go into the workforce or students who would like to go on to receive a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Additional courses, such as Hydraulic Design, Precalculus, Calculus I, Calculus II, General Physics II, and Chemistry, may be required to transfer as a Junior into a Bachelor's program. See an academic advisor for more information.
The faculty has identified the following Learning Outcomes for all graduates:
- Prepare drawings using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) to completely describe a part for manufacture, including views and tolerances.
- Produce parts using various types of manual machines.
- Inspect parts that were produced using various types of tools.
- Program and produce parts on a variety of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) equipment.
- Utilize CAD skills to present a design including assemblies for approval.
- Complete a design from start to finish.
- CAD Technician
- CAM Technician
- CNC Technician
- Mechanical Designer
- Process Engineer