Provide hands-on technical skills required in workplaces through computer and laboratory-based practices, and a core of related courses such as physics, 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, automotive, 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 physics, courses ease the transfer of students to a 4-year institute for completion of a Bachelor of Engineering Technology.
- Describe the theories and principles of physics in the areas of mechanics.
- Apply standard methods of mathematical analysis including Trigonometry or Statistics, Intermediate Algebra, and College Algebra.
- Demonstrate the ability to work in a team environment in order to successfully follow an engineering design process and/or build a prototype.
- Develop knowledge of career opportunities and demonstrate the technical skills required by industry.
- Demonstrate professional ethics appropriate to the field of engineering and technology.
- Describe fundamentals of electricity (including knowledge of electrical circuits).
- Demonstrate the ability to assist in troubleshooting a mechanical system in the area of machine tools and automotive.
- Describe basic principles of design, drafting, problem-solving, machining, automotive, and electricity.
- Mechanical Engineering Technician
- Mechanical Service Technician
- Mechanical Assembly Technician
- Mechanical Trades Technician
See General Education Requirements for details.
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.