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Mechanical Engineering Technology
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The associate of applied science degree with specialization in mechanical engineering technology offers individuals the opportunity to prepare for rewarding and responsible careers in support of technical and engineering activities in business and industry.

The mechanical engineering technology curriculum is based on engineering theory, but emphasis is placed on application, implementation skills and computer modeling. The mechanical engineering technologist is responsible for the application and implementation of engineering design methods and analysis techniques for the improvement of products, processes, and systems.

Course work within the program includes automation manufacturing processes, strength of materials, computer-aided drafting, computer-aided manufacturing, machine design, quality and thermodynamics. The rapid increase in complexity of technology has produced a demand for professionals who have multi-disciplined applied technical skills. Our Mechanical Engineering Technology graduates have skills to meet that demand.

Graduates of this program meet the minimum requirements for placement at the junior level of bachelor of engineering technology programs at many four-year institutions or may seek immediate employment in industry. Students planning to transfer to a four-year program should consult with that institution in order to insure the maximum number of courses transfer. Graduates of this program will be prepared for entry-level employment in the following areas:

• Mechanical engineering technician
• Product designer
• Field technician
• Lab technician
• Test technician
• Basic machinist
• Research and development technician
• Technical sales representative

In addition to completion of the required general education courses, students desiring the program designation on their transcript must complete the required core and specialized courses.



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Faculty - Martin Dubois
Program Outcomes
Curriculum - Degree Requirements
MDTC 160 Mechanical Drafting and CAD I satisfies computer skills general education requirement