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Mechanical Engineering Technology

Mechanical Tech workingCourses required to meet graduation requirements in this curriculum are offered during daytime hours. Minimum time for completion: Daytime - four semesters full time attendance. The Associate in Applied Science Degree is awarded graduates of this curriculum.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology curriculum prepares graduates for employment as mechanical technicians. Typical assignments would include assisting in the design, development, testing and repair of mechanical equipment. Emphasis is placed on the integration of theory and mechanical principles.

Coursework includes applied mechanics, manufacturing methods and processes, computer usage, computer-aided drafting, mathematics, physics, and oral and written communications. The courses will stress critical thinking, planning, and problem solving.

Graduates of the curriculum will find employment opportunities in the diversified branches of the mechanical field. Mechanical engineering technicians are employed in many types of manufacturing, fabrication, research and development, and service industries.

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Updated 05.16.2016: Content Editor