Mechanical Engineering Technology- Associate in Applied Science

This program emphasizes courses in computer-aided drafting (CAD), computer-aided engineering analysis and design, computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), computer numerical control programming (CNC), and engineering mechanics. Courses include laboratory experiences working with modern materials-testing equipment; microcomputer-based engineering analysis software; CAD/CAM hardware and software; microprocessor-controlled robots; and a variety of engineering support software. Students develop the ability to analyze, synthesize, and solve technical problems. This program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, telephone, 410-347-7700, http://www.abet.org/).

Graduates work as CAD operators, CAD/CAM operators, CNC programmers, quality assurance technicians, laboratory test technicians, engineering assistants, and many other related paraprofessional positions. Graduates may also choose to continue their education toward a Bachelor of Science in Applied Science.

Program Requirements

(62 semester hours)

CSE 163Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming3
ECO 201Principles of Microeconomics3
ENG 111Composition and Rhetoric3
EGS 215Workplace Writing3
ENT 135Computer-Aided Drafting3
ENT 137Introduction to Engineering Technology1
ENT 151Engineering Materials3
ENT 152Computer-Aided Manufacturing I3
ENT 192Circuit Analysis I3
ENT 235Computer-Aided Design3
ENT 252Computer-Aided Manufacturing II3
ENT 271Mechanics I: Statics3
ENT 272Mechanics II: Strength of Materials3
ENT 278Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components3
MTH 125Precalculus5
MTH 151Calculus I5
PHY 161Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory I4
STC 135Principles of Public Speaking3
PHY 162Physics for the Life Sciences with Laboratory II4
Electives as needed1
Total Credit Hours62