MECHANICAL TECHNOLOGY A.A.S.

This program is designed to prepare students for employment in the field of mechanical design and drafting, with an in-depth course of study in the technological aspects of the design profession.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • Accurately and efficiently create 2D and 3D production drawings using CAD technology.
  • Use traditional machine tools and computer numerical control technology (CNC) to manufacture production parts following industry standards and safety protocols.
  • Use knowledge of production tools and equipment, mechanical part design, production planning and work flow methods, and quality assurance tools and techniques, to perform design calculations and evaluate and resolve engineering design and manufacturing issues.
  • Create professional technical written documents and effectively communicate technical information to appropriate audiences.
  • Demonstrate professional responsibility: work effectively as a member of a project team; meet deadlines; show respect for coworkers; provide stewardship of resources, equipment and facilities.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

CAD designer, machine designer, tool designer, Architectural/mechanical drafter, engineering technician, mechanical designer, tool design, quality assurance and CNC machining.

TRANSFER INFORMATION

Students should consult their advisor and/or the Coordinator for Transfer and Articulation in the Centers for Student Engagement and Academic Advisement for information on transfer planning. Early consultation to plan the most appropriate course sequence will optimize transferability.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

MATH 102 competency or equivalent strongly recommended.

Mechanical Technology is a hands-on curriculum that provides an in-depth course of study in the technological aspects of the mechanical design profession. Students are exposed to the current technology used in industry and prepared for careers in the field of mechanical design and technology.

Degree requirements for the Mechanical Technology A.A.S. program
COURSES CREDIT HOURS
FIRST SEMESTER
ENGL 101 Freshman English I 3
MATH 102 Intermediate Algebra (or higher) ** 3
ENGR 103 Manufacturing Processes and Materials 3
MMT 101 Machine Tools I 3
ENGR 126 Computer Aided Design 3
15
SECOND SEMESTER
ENGL 102
OR
ENGL 270
Freshman English II
OR
Technical Writing
3
MATH 114 Technical Math (or higher) ** 3
MMT 102 Machine Tools II 4
ENGR 228 Solid Modelling 3
Technical Concentration Elective * 3
16
THIRD SEMESTER
PHYS 103 General Physics I 4
MMT 221 Tool and Die Design 4
Technical Concentration Elective * 3
Technical Concentration Elective * 4
Health or Physical Education 1
16
FOURTH SEMESTER
ENGR 203 Applied Statics and Strength of Materials 4
ENGR 207 Quality Assurance 3
Technical Concentration Elective * 4
ART 103
OR
ART 112
OR
ART 113
Art Elective 3
Behavioral /Social Science Elective *** 3
17
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 64

* The courses listed in concentrations that follow must be used to fulfill degree requirements
** MATH 112, 115 or 115 will not fulfill requirements
*** Recommended elective: GIS 111 or GIS 205