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.

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

First Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
ENG 105 Research and Composition 3
MET 101 Mechanical Print Reading 3
MET 104 Manufacturing 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Elective Social Science/Humanities 3
Semester Total 15
Second Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
BGT 103 Fluid Power 3
ENG 106
or ENG 107
Introduction to Literature
Technical Writing
MET 111 Computer-Aided Drafting 4
MET 115 Computer-Aided Manufacturing 3
Elective* Mathematics 3
Semester Total 16
Third Semester
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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
Course Number Course Name Course Credits
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).

*Mathematics electives are MAT 165, MAT 191 or higher.