Mechanical Engineering College Degree

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate Degree

Program Overview

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program concentrates on product design through the study of design principles, problem-solving, engineering materials, and manufacturing processes and machines.  Learn about electricity and electronics, metrology, tool design, and more. Become qualified for multiple technologist positions, including product designer, CAD designer, R&D technician, and tool designer

Career Possibilities

  • Mechanical Designer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Product Designer

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Associate in Science Degree

Students at the associate in science level of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program concentrate on product design.  They study the design of products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how both the engineering materials and manufacturing processes and machines are selected and scheduled.  Students gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the measurements of products, manufacturing processes, and tool design.

Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer drafting technology (CAD).  Product design also affords an opportunity to work in an area of special interest such as a hobby.  Graduates could work in the design of recreational equipment such as wing surfers or bicycles, or possibly automotive design or even toy design.  Product design can be an extremely exciting and rewarding career.

Every item that we buy today has been the result of a product design development process.  Today’s product designer works as a member of a product design and development team.  Cross-functional product design and development teams are responsible for bringing a product from initial conception to product launch when it becomes available to the public.  They also work to continually improve products after product launch.  Graduates of the Mechanical Engineering Technology program are prepared for several types of design and technologist positions on these teams, including positions such as product designer, CADD designer, tool designer, R&D technician, or manufacturing technician.

Graduates with an Associate in Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology are eligible to continue on for a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

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Associate in Science Degree

Program Mission, Objectives, and Outcomes

Program Mission

The mission of the Associate of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology is to provide students to a concentration on product design. They study the design of products by learning design principles, sketching, problem solving, and how both the engineering materials and manufacturing processes are selected and scheduled. Students gain a wide background of knowledge in such areas as electricity and electronics, metrology and the measurements of products, manufacturing processes, and engineering documentation. Design is emphasized utilizing the latest in computer drafting technology (CADD).

Program Educational Objectives

  1. Graduates from the Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will have gained the knowledge, problem-solving abilities, and hands-on skills to succeed in a career in the manufacturing, design, specification, installation, testing, operation, maintenance, sales, or documentation of mechanical systems.
  2. Graduates from the Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will be able to employ communication and teamwork skills to effectively bridge the gap between professional engineers and skilled production workers and to assist engineers to design, develop, and manufacture industrial machinery and consumer products.
  3. Graduates from the Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will be able to apply knowledge and a propensity for learning to continuously develop new skills and to learn about new areas needed for long-term career development, including science, engineering, and technology knowledge and communication and teamwork skills.
  4. Graduates from the Associate of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology will achieve professional employment within the broad field of mechanical engineering technology or related disciplines.

Program Outcomes
Students must have:

a. an ability to apply the knowledge, techniques, skills, and modern tools of the discipline to narrowly defined engineering technology activities;
b. an ability to apply a knowledge of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to engineering technology problems that require limited application of principles but extensive practical knowledge;
c. an ability to conduct standard tests and measurements, and to conduct, analyze, and interpret experiments;
d. an ability to function effectively as a member of a technical team;
e. an ability to identify, analyze, and solve narrowly defined engineering technology problems;
f. an ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature;
g. an understanding of the need for and an ability to engage in self-directed continuing professional development;
h. an understanding of and a commitment to address professional and ethical responsibilities, including a respect for diversity; and
i. a commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Associate in Science Degree

  • ENG 119 Introduction to Engineering Technology
  • MCT 113 Design Principles
  • MCT 115 Computer Aided Design I
  • MCT 124 Computer Aided Design II
  • MCT 125 Manufacturing Processes
  • MCT 136 Electricity/Electronics
  • MCT 212 Metrology
  • MCT 130 Engineering Materials
  • MCT 215 Statics
  • MCT 224 Mechanics of Materials
  • MCT 226 Electricity/Electronics II
  • MCT 233 Kinematics
  • MCT 239 Quality
  • MCT 235 Automation
  • MCT 237 Design Project
  • MCT 240 Manufacturing Planning
  • ENG 100 Imagineering: Creative Prototyping
  • ENG 281 Engineering Internship
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