Mechanical Engineering Technology (A40320PR)

Associate in Applied Science Degree

This program focuses on maximizing transferability to a four-year Engineering Technology Program. Students planning to transfer to a four-year Engineering Technology Program must contact the admissions office at the receiving institution to determine which courses should be completed prior to transfer.

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. 

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

Fall Semester  (16 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

CHM 151 General Chemistry I

3

3

0

0

4

DFT 170 Engineering Graphics

2

2

0

0

3

EGR 150 Intro to engineering

1

2

0

0

2

ISC 112 Industrial Safety

2

0

0

0

2

MAT 171 Precalculus Algebra

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (13 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

DFT 154 Intro Solid Modeling

2

3

0

0

3

ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry

3

0

0

0

3

MAT 172 Precalculus Trigonometry

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 145 Mfg. Materials I

2

3

0

0

3

 Summer Term (10 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

COM 231 Public Speaking

3

0

0

0

3

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

3

0

0

0

3

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

Fall Semester  (12 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

EGR 250 Statics/Strength of Materials

4

3

0

0

5

HYD 110 Hydraulics/Pneumatics I

2

3

0

0

3

PHY 151 College Physics I

3

2

0

0

4

Spring Semester (14 Credits)

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 271 Calculus I

3

2

0

0

4

MEC 260 Fund of Machine Design

2

3

0

0

3

MEC 276 Capstone Design Project

0

3

0

0

1

**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:

course

class

lab

Clinic

work Exp.

credit

MAT 152 Statistical Methods I

3

2

0

0

4

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

Total Semester Credit Hours in Program: 65