Mechanical Engineering Technology (A40320)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

Engineering and Technology Pathway Description: These curriculums are designed to prepare students through the study and application of principles from mathematics, natural sciences, and technology and applied processes based on these subjects.

Course work includes mathematics, natural sciences, engineering sciences and technology.

Graduates should qualify to obtain occupations such as technical service providers, materials and technologies testing services, process improvement technicians, engineering technicians, industrial technology managers, or research technicians.

Mechanical Engineering Technology program description: A course of study that prepares the students to use basic engineering principles and technical skills to design, develop, test, and troubleshoot projects involving mechanical systems. Includes instruction in principles of mechanics, applications to specific engineering systems, design testing procedures, prototype and operational testing and inspection procedures, manufacturing system-testing procedures, test equipment operation and maintenance, computer applications, critical thinking, planning and problem solving, and oral and written communications. Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the manufacturing or service sectors of engineering technology. Engineering technicians may obtain professional certification by application to organizations such as ASQC, SME, and NICET.

This curriculum complies with the standard approved by the State Board of Community Colleges.

Students may be required to take developmental courses in Math and/or English as a result of high school GPA or pre-enrollment placement tests.  Therefore, the student may need more than the minimum number of semester hours listed for graduation. Consult a program advisor for more information.

The appropriate level math class should be taken the student’s first semester, and a math course should be taken each subsequent semester until all required math courses have been completed with a grade of “C” or better.

ACA 122 and EGR 150 should be completed the first semester.

This pathway does not meet the entrance requirements at any of the North Carolina public University Bachelor of Science Engineering programs. Students wishing to pursue transfer should seek the Associate in Engineering degree.

Fall Semester  (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ACA 115 Success and Study Skills
or
ACA 122 College Transfer Success

0

2

0

0

1

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

2

2

0

0

3

EGR 150 Introduction to Engineering

1

2

0

0

2

ELC 131 Circuit Analysis I

3

3

0

0

4

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (15 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 125 Appl Software for Tech

1

2

0

0

2

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 145 Mfg. Materials I

2

3

0

0

3

 Summer Term (5-7 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disc
or
ENG 114 Professional Research/Report

3

0

0

0

3

***2-4 Credits must be selected from the list of major course electives at the bottom of the page

 Fall Semester  (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EGR 250 Statics/Strength of Materials

4

3

0

0

5

ELC 128 Intro to PLC

2

3

0

0

3

HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

2

3

0

0

3

ISC 112 Industrial Safety

2

0

0

0

2

PHY 151 College Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (17 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

HYD 121 Hydraulics/Pneumatics II

1

3

0

0

2

MEC 260 Fund of Machine Design

2

3

0

0

3

MEC 276 Capstone Design Project

0

3

0

0

1

PLA 110 Introduction to Plastics

2

0

0

0

2

PLA 162 Plastics Manuf Processes

2

3

0

0

3

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Humanities Elective at the bottom of the page

**3 Credits must be selected from the list of Social/Behavioral Science Elective at the bottom of the page

**Humanities Electives

The following listings for Humanities Electives apply to Associate in Applied Science degree-seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the humanities elective requirement. ASL, foreign language, and public speaking courses cannot count as the sole humanities course in an associate in applied science program.

  • ART 111 Art Appreciation

  • ART 114 Art History Survey I

  • ART 115 Art History Survey II

  • DRA 111 Theatre Appreciation

  • DRA 112 Literature of the Theatre

  • DRA 211 Theatre History I

  • ENG 231 American Literature I

  • ENG 232 American Literature II

  • ENG 241 British Literature I

  • ENG 242 British Literature II

  • ENG 262 World Literature II

  • HUM 123 Appalachian Culture

  • HUM 160 Introduction to film

  • MUS 110 Music Appreciation

  • PHI 210 History of Philosophy

  • PHI 240 Introduction to Ethics

  • REL 110 World Religions

  • REL 211 Intro to Old Testament

  • REL 212 Intro to New Testament

  • REL 221 Religion in America

**Social/Behavioral Science Electives

The following listing for Social/Behavioral Science Electives applies to Associate in Applied Science degree seeking students. These electives should be carefully selected with the faculty advisor to ensure proper credit. Some programs of study have specific courses that meet the social/behavioral science elective requirement.

  • ANT 210 General Anthropology

  • ECO 251 Principles of Microeconomics

  • ECO 252 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • GEO 111 World Regional Geography

  • HIS 111 World Civilizations I

  • HIS 112 World Civilizations II

  • HIS 131 American History I

  • HIS 132 American History II

  • POL 120 American Government

  • POL 130 State and Local Government

  • PSY 150 General Psychology

  • PSY 237 Social Psychology

  • PSY 241 Developmental Psychology

  • PSY 281 Abnormal Psychology

  • SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology

  • SOC 213 Sociology of the Family

  • SOC 220 Social Problems

***Major Course Electives are to be selected from the following (Minimum 2 credits required):

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

CHM 151 General Chemistry

3

3

0

0

4

DFT 151 CAD I

2

3

0

0

3

EGR 130 Engineering Cost Control

2

2

0

0

3

ISC 132 Mfg Quality Control

2

3

0

0

3

LOG 110 Introduction to Logistics

3

0

0

0

3

LOG 125 Transportation Logistics

3

0

0

0

3

LOG 215 Supply Chain Management

3

0

0

0

3

MAC 121 Intro to CNC

2

0

0

0

2

MAC 141 Machining Applications I

2

6

0

0

4

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

3

2

0

0

4

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 110 Introduction to CAD/CAM

1

2

0

0

2

MEC 130 Mechanisms

2

2

0

0

3

MEC 155 Environmental Benign Mfg

2

2

0

0

3

WBL 111 Work-Based Learning I

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 121 Work-Based Learning II

0

0

0

10

1

WBL 131 Work-Based Learning III

0

0

0

10

1

WLD 212 Inert Gas Welding

1

3

0

0

2

WLD 262 Inspection and Testing

2

2

0

0

3

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 71-73