Mechanical Engineering Technology, AAS

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Program Intro

The Mechanical Engineering, AAS–A40320 curriculum is 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.

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  • ACA 111 – College Student Success
    This course introduces the college’s physical, academic, and social environment and promotes the personal development essential for success.
  • EGR 115 – Intro to Technology
    This course introduces the basic skills and career fields for technicians.


  • ATR 211 – Robot Programming
    This course provides the operational characteristics of robots and programming in their respective languages.
  • DFT 154 – Intro Solid Modeling
    This course is an introduction to basic three-dimensional solid modeling and design software.


  • HYD 110 – Hydraulics/Pneumatics I
    This course introduces the basic components and functions of hydraulic and pneumatic systems.
  • MEC 145 – Mfg Materials I
    This course introduces a variety of manufacturing materials and common processing techniques.


  • EGR 250 – Statics/Strenth of Mater
    This course includes vector analysis, equilibrium of force systems, friction, sectional properties, stress/strain, and deformation.
  • TDP 110 – Introduction to 3D Printing
    This course covers the historical, social and ethical issues, as well as the basic techniques surrounding 3D Printing.


  • ECO 251 – Prin of Microeconomics
    This course introduces economic analysis of individual, business, and industry choices in the market economy.
  • PHY 151 – College Physics I
    This course uses algebra- and trigonometry-based mathematical models to introduce the fundamental concepts that describe the physical world.

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Who to Contact

For more information:
Warren Moore
Dean of Business and Industry

Science/LAP (Building 027), Room 127
Phone: (252) 527-6223, ext. 612
Fax: (252) 233-6889

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