Mechanical Engineering Technology A.A.S. (MEC)

Attention 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 possess the knowledge of the processes available to transform these materials into finished products.
• understand and apply the basic principles of fluid power.
• operate a typical computer drafting system.
• 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.