Mechanical Engineering Technology: Associate in Applied Science

(66 semester hours)

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:

COM 135 Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3) (MPF IIB)

CSE 163 Introduction to Computer Concepts and Programming (3) (MPF V)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3) (MPF IIC)

ENG 111 Composition and Rhetoric (3) (MPF I)

ENG 215 Workplace Writing (3)

ENT 135 Computer-Aided Drafting (3)

ENT 137 Introduction to Engineering Technology (1)

ENT 151 Engineering Materials (3)

ENT 152 Computer-Aided Manufacturing I (3)

ENT 192 Circuit Analysis I (3)

ENT 235 Computer-Aided Design (3)

ENT 252 Computer-Aided Manufacturing II (3)

ENT 271 Mechanics I: Statics (3)

ENT 272 Mechanics II: Strength of Materials (3)

ENT 278 Mechanics III: Analysis of Machine Components (3)

MTH 125 Precalculus (5)

MTH 151 Calculus I (5) (MPF V)

PHY 171, 172 College Physics (3, 3)

PHY 183, 184 College Physics Laboratory (1,1) or

PHY 173,174 Physics Laboratory (1)

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