Engineering Technology - Mechanical - Associate in Applied Science

Program Info

Year Established
Program Code
Degree Type
Associate in Applied Science
Office Contact
School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM): 313-845-9632,, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-122 and J-115
Faculty Contact
Hassan Mohseni Nameghi: 313-317-1746,, Science Bldg, Room: J-106B

Program Description


Provide hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer and laboratory-based practices, and a core of related courses such as mathematical applications, and introduction to engineering. Students will study troubleshooting of mechanical systems by taking courses in the area of design principles, drafting, problem solving, machining, and electrical. Graduates are prepared for several types of design technologist positions such as product designer, CAD designer, tool designer, research and development technician, or manufacturing technician. The math and science courses ease the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis in problem solving.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
  3. Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
  4. Describe basic principles of design and problem-solving in the field of engineering technology.
  5. Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering and technology.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to assist in troubleshooting a mechanical system.
Career Opportunities
  • Mechanical Engineering Technician
  • Mechanical Service Technician
  • Mechanical Assembly Technician
  • Mechanical Trades Technician

General Education

Category 1: English Composition
Complete any one.
Category 2: English Composition or Communications
Complete any one.
Credit Hours

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Core Courses
Course Name Credit Hours
ENGR-125: Introduction to Computation for Engineers 3.00
ENGR-130: Introduction to Engineering 3.00
ENGR-201: Science of Materials 3.00
ENGT-245: Applied Statics 3.00
ENGT-265: Mechanical Capstone Project 3.00
MTT-100: Machine Tool Processes I 4.00
MTT-140: Introduction to CNC 3.00
ELEC-103: Basic Electricity 4.00
ELEC-200: Ladder Diagrams and Motor Controls 3.00

Automotive, Drafting, Machine Tool: Complete three (3) additional credits of 100-level or higher, Automotive (AUTO), Drafting (DRAF), or Machine Tool (MTT) courses from the options listed.

Credit Hours: 35

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degrees require a minimum of 60 credits for graduation. Complete additional 100-level, or higher, courses to complete the requirements for this degree.

Elective Hours
Minimum Total Credit Hours
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2024 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.