Mechanical Engineering Technology A.S. (METS)

*This is an overview of the program. The course sequencing is meant to serve as a guideline for your semester planning. Please note that the scheduling of courses, program sequencing and curriculum are subject to change.*

This program prepares students to transfer to a four-year college or university offering a bachelor’s degree in technology or to obtain entry-level employment in industry. The program provides students with knowledge and experiences in the areas of computer-aided drafting (CAD), robotics, and computer aided manufacturing (CAM).

Students wishing to transfer should confer with the four-year college or university they wish to attend to ensure they are fulfilling the necessary transfer requirements. Students who wish to obtain employment directly upon graduation are expected to be qualified for jobs as a detail and design draftsperson, product designer, machine designer, tool designer, as well as to be involved in industrial planning, manufacturing, and sales.

Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • use common standards and symbols to make detail and assembly drawings according to accepted industrial practice.

  • adapt to the various special areas of drafting, such as drafting of electronic schematics, piping, welding, and structural.

  • understand the differences between various common manufacturing materials and have a knowledge of the processes available to transform these materials into finished products.

  • work from handbooks, catalogs, and other informational sources to obtain the data necessary for selecting machine components.

  • design basic tools, jigs, fixtures, and punch dies.

  • use creative thinking and good judgment when considering all the factors involved in the evolution of a mechanical design.

  • understand and apply the basic principles of fluid power.

  • operate a typical computer drafting system.

  • have a knowledge of “Basic Programming” as it is used in Computer Graphics.

  • organize and write a technical report indicating the data that was determined for the selection of a machine component.

  • determine by calculation the various operational values related to machine components, such as force, speed, and power.

  • consider the design of a product or machine in relation to the effect it will have on the human element.

  • analyze and determine force systems acting on simple designs.

  • calculate simple stress and strain occurring from different loading conditions.

  • understand the basic laws and principles of physics.

  • have an ability to apply basic concepts of calculus.

  • communicate with others in a professional manner by means of both verbal and written media.

  • show a level of mathematical competence that is needed to utilize and manipulate formulas necessary in the design and analysis of mechanical components.

  • demonstrate a background in the Liberal Arts/Social Science areas so that their education is not too technical and lacking in aesthetics and consideration of social issues.

Transfer information for this program is on file in the Transfer Center. For more information, contact an academic advisor or counselor.

Mechanical Engineering Technology A.S. (METS)
First Semester   Credits
ENG 105 College English I 3
MET 101 Mechanical Print Reading 3
MET 104 Manufacturing 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
  Semester Total 15
     
Second Semester    
BGT 103 Fluid Power 3
ENG 106 College English II  
or ENG 107 Technical Writing 3
MET 111 Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MET 115 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
  Semester Total 16
     
Third Semester    
BGT 101 Basic Statics 3
MET 106 Mechanical Drafting 4
MTD 201 Basic Mechanisms 4
PHY 201 Introduction to Physics I 4
ENG 111 Speech 3
  Semester Total 18
     
Fourth Semester    
BGT 102 Strength of Materials 3
MTD 206 Machine Design 4
MTD 208 Tool Design 4
PHY 202 Introduction to Physics II 4
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
  Semester Total 18
  Credit Total 67

Students enrolling in this program must have completed high school Algebra III or its equivalent (MAT 160).

*Minimum mathematics electives are MAT 165 and 190; CED 272 may be taken for degree credit